You are going to love this fun Pot of Gold Craft as much as your kids. It is a fun craft project that results in one of the most eye catching pots of gold I have ever seen. But if you look beneath the surface, you’ll find a fine motor activity designed to strengthen fine motor skills for kids. Cool craft + fine motor activity = mom win!
Pot of Gold Craft
You will need:
- Paper plate
- Yarns in rainbow colors
- Hole puncher
- Markers: black and green
- Yellow pony beads
How to make a Pot of Gold Craft
To make this fun St. Patrick’s day craft, fold a white paper plate in half. Most paper plates have a ridged border. Trace the border to form the inside circle. You can make the pot of gold by drawing a circle with a long skinny triangle on top. Any shaped pot will do, so don’t stress so much about this part. Just make sure the top rim is large enough to have room for 6 hole punches.
Cut out the pot of gold shape with scissors.
Using the hole punch, punch 6 holes along the top of the pot of gold while the plate is folded in half. You’ll need one hole for each color of the rainbow. Then hole punch along the inside circle of the plate. Older kids can help with this step. Punching holes is really a great way to strengthen hand muscles.
When the plate is unfolded it should look like this.
Using the green and black markers, color the pot of gold black and the bottom green for the grass.
Now it is time to start the lacing! This is the part of the craft that really works those fine motor skills for kids. Start with the red yarn on the first pot of gold hole and thread through and tie to secure.
Then thread through the border hole on back of the pot.
Sporadically add a yellow pony bead to the yarn before threading it back through the next hole. When finished, the beads will look like gold filling the pot.
Use this technique with all the colors of the rainbow, each color will have it’s own hole at the top of the pot of gold. Secure each end on the back with a knot.
When you are done with the last color, secure it on the back of the plate with a knot.
This pot of gold craft is complete and ready to be hung up for St. Patrick’s Day!
This St. Patrick’s Day activity will keep kids busy for some time as they thread to create some beautiful art.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you find what you’re looking for at the end of the rainbow!
Looking for more fun activities to do with your kids? I highly recommend KiwiCo, which you can enjoy no matter the weather. As a former teacher, I was really impressed with the quality of materials found in KiwiCo.
Some moms have told me that they want to do activities like I do on Mess For Less with their kids, but they just don’t have to the time to go buy all the supplies and prepare them for the activity. KiwiCo is the perfect solution. Every month your KiwiCo will focus on a particular theme like Colors, Dinosaurs or Gardening. KiwiCo offer a variety of projects ranging from crafts, imaginative play, science experiments and more.
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