Since we started crafting ever so long ago, I tend to hold onto some rather strange things. Such as a lot of cardboard rolls, plenty of empty egg cartons, and a stash of iced coffee bottle caps. We’ve used those bottle caps before for a Bottle Cap Caterpillar, Bottle Cap Angels, and Bottle Cap Ladybugs. Now, they’re our pot storing the gold in our Pot O’Gold Rainbow Cards!
These Pot O’Gold Rainbow Cards make really fun cards for St. Patrick’s Day! They’re also a great way to learn the colors of the rainbow and with all the strips of colors you need, it’s also good scissor practice. Then, you get to play with gold sequins and glue!
For our Pot O’Gold Rainbow Cards, you will need cardstock in blue or green, a white marker, gold sequins, glue, and scissors. And for the pot o’gold, bottle caps. We tried a couple different kinds of caps like milk caps and juice. But the iced coffee bottle caps really do work best. You will also need construction paper in the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
Pot O’Gold Rainbow Cards
- Cardstock – blue, green
- Construction paper – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
- Gold sequins
- White marker
- Bottle caps
Begin by gathering paper in the colors of the rainbow.
Cut each color paper into roughly ½” strips.
For the cards, take a full sheet of cardstock and cut in half width-wise. Then, using the white marker, draw cloudy shapes on the cardstock cards.
Lay out the rainbow colors in an array on the card, coming together near the bottom of the card. Glue in place.
We folded the ends over the back of the card and glued in place, but you could simply cut off the excess.
Glue a bottle cap where the ends of the rainbow come together.
Apply a layer of the glue to the bottom of the bottle cap. Fill with gold sequins. Glue a few gold sequins outside of the pot, too.
Want more gold? Check out our Paper Plate Pot O’Gold at the End of the Rainbow Craft! And we have many more fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts at Our Kid Things, too!