Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet are the colors of the rainbow. If you have a child learning about rainbows, if you’re welcoming spring and all it’s rainy days, or if you want a fun craft for St. Patrick’s Day, then our Pot O’ Gold at the End of the Rainbow Craft is a great idea!
How many of us have wondered if there’s really a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? Now, there is with our Pot O’ Gold Rainbow Craft! You can see why it’s great for St. Patrick’s Day, too. All it’s missing is it’s own little troll guarding the stash o’ gold. That’s a wonderful play idea, though!
As with all my crafts, this one is very easy and is made with materials most of us have on hand. I know I always have plenty of paper plates available, so I don’t have to do so many dishes every day. Other than that, you’ll need pipe cleaners in the colors of the rainbow, paper in white, yellow, a bit of black and green, and gold sequins. Along with scissors, glue, and a hole punch.
Pot O’ Gold Rainbow Craft
- paper plate
- long pipe cleaners in the colors of the rainbow
- paper – white, yellow, black, green colors
- gold sequins
- hole punch
Cut out a circle of green paper to fit inside the paper plate. This is meant to be the grassy ground. Glue that on. Also cut out a cloud shape from your white paper. With your yellow, cut a bit of a smaller circle and cut just a little bit larger with the black paper. Trim the inside out of the black so its just a border, glue that to the bottom of your yellow. That’s the beginning of your pot o’ gold.
Punch 6 holes in your cloud shape and 6 in your yellow paper. Our rainbow doesn’t have an indigo, but if yours does then punch 7 each instead. Glue the cloud onto the edge of the paper plate on one side, with the holes on the inside of the paper plate.
Apply glue around the yellow paper, making sure you leave the punched holes clear. Spread gold sequins, pressing in to set, again making sure punched holes are clear. Take your pot o’ gold and glue it to the opposite edge of your paper plate from the cloud, holes again on the inside.
Take your pipe cleaners and insert into holes.
My pot o’ gold! Don’t touch me pot o’ gold! Or, if you’re like my daughter, you’ll get out your My Little Ponies and turn it into their magical pasture. Be sure to check out more of our St. Patrick’s Day crafts at Our Kid Things!