This colorful Pot o' Gold craft project is a great way for students to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and decorate their classroom.
The materials and instructions below call for die-cut circles in various colors. If you don't have die-cut circles on hand, you may want to have students cut circles from colored construction paper instead.
What You Need:
- Paper plates, one per student
- Black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple paint
- Yellow 1-inch diameter circle die-cuts, about 5 per student
- Orange 1-inch diameter circle die-cuts, about 5 per student
- White 1-inch diameter circle die-cuts, about 10 per student
- White crayons
What You Do:
- Help your students cut out half of the center of one of their paper plates. This semi-circle hole will be the space between the rainbow and the pot.
- Have your students use the black paint to paint the bottom half of the plate black.
- Next, students should paint the stripes of a rainbow along the top rim of the plate.
- Help your students glue the yellow and orange circle die-cuts on the back of the plate so they overlap each other and appear to overflow the pot, as shown.
- Students can create clouds for the ends of their rainbows by gluing their white circle die-cuts in two bunches to the bottom of each side of the rainbow.
- Students can complete their crafts by writing “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” on the pot using the white crayons.