Sometimes an activity takes over a year to come together. I have had these cardboard buckets for a long time. I bought them at a chain craft store and had no idea what I was going to do with them. With St. Patrick's Day coming up I decided that we could make a pot of gold. That didn't seem very exciting though, so I thought it would be more fun to make a leprechaun pot of gold. The kids had a blast turning their buckets into leprechauns and we used them in a St. Patrick's Day activity that I will be sharing on Wednesday.
You will need:
- Cardboard bucket
- Green paint (I mixed mine with white to get a lighter shade but plain green works fine)
- Googly eyes
- Black marker
- Green Easter Grass (paper grass would work best)
- Brush for paint and glue
It's easy to make a leprechaun! I mixed my green and white paint to get a lighter shade of green and poured some in a cup so my kids could paint their buckets. I put the buckets on paper plates to contain the mess while the kids painted.
The handle was the trickiest part to paint.
When it's done, turn it over and let it dry.
When the bucket was dry, we added some glue to the inside rim and pressed on some Easter grass.
Next, glue on some eyes and draw a nose and mouth.
Here they are post makeover. Much better don't you think?
If you make a leprechaun pot of gold and are wondering what to do with it, check back here Wednesday for a fun game to play with your leprechaun. We hope you enjoyed this St. Patrick's Day activity!
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