Pot of Gold

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a sparkling pot of gold?  Now, if only it was real....


  • Black and yellow construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Glue
  • White Paper
  • Crayons


  • Take black construction paper and cut out a pot. (Need help getting it just right? Cut a circle with a flat top.)
  • Use the hole punch to make a large number of dots with the yellow construction paper.
  • Glue the dots on the top of the pot.
  • Then, draw a rainbow on the white paper
  • Cut out the rainbow and glue it to the pot of gold.
  • While you’re making your rainbow, talk about the different colors. Introduce your child to "Roy G. Biv": red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. 
  • Talk about each color and write the color on top of each band of your rainbow.

To expand upon this craft:

  • Research what causes a rainbow. Describe to your children how sunlight can pass through the raindrops at a proper angle, splitting the light into its spectrum—the colors of the rainbow.
  • For a fun game, make several little pots of gold and hide them around the house. Let the kids search for them and give a special treat for finding them all.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Terri Fields is the mother of 3 boys, married 12 years and is currently working for MetroFamily Magazine.

She has lived in Oklahoma all her life and grew up in a small town just north of OKC.

A work-at-home mom who tries to keep up with messy boys. The only female (besides the cat) in the house has it’s challenges.  If she ever has spare time she enjoys  looming, make crafts, read magazines, listening to music, playing with the boys and hanging out with her amazing husband.

Terri has a passion for helping families find fun activities and crafts. A little imagination can go a long way.

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