Pot of Gold Craft (giveaway)

Pot of Gold Craft

A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is the theme for this St. Patrick’s Day preschool craft.

Pot of Gold Craft

Your pot of gold can turn into a purse (like ours did), a mailbox to count gold coins into (we tried that too), or a place to keep all of your treasures.


  • paper plates
  • glue
  • paint or markers
  • construction paper
  • string or yarn

Pot of Gold Craft

Cut a plate in half and glue around the inside edges. Press the two halves together.

The Elmer’s Early Learners Glue Pen works great for this step because you can squeeze just the right amount of glue out without a huge mess and it goes on purple and dries clear so you can see where you have applied the glue.

Pot of Gold Craft

Decorate your pot of gold with paint, markers, or glitter.

Cut out 3 or 4 hearts and line up their points to make shamrocks. Glue your shamrocks onto the pot of gold.

Pot of Gold Craft

We used the Elmer’s Early Learners Glue Stick which I love because of the triangular shape and angled tip which helps to develop the proper writing grip. I should also add that it doesn’t roll away which is an extra bonus!

Pot of Gold Craft

Β Punch a hole on each side and attach a piece of yarn or string.

First, our pot of gold became a colorful purse that has inspired hours of pretend play.

Pot of Gold Craft

Then, we delivered and counted “gold coins” (circles cut out of yellow paper) into other pots of gold.

What is the number on the shamrock? 5! So she added 5 gold coins to that pot of gold.

Early Learners

Now available at Michaels, Target, and Wal-Mart

WIN your own set of Elmer’s Early Learners Glue AND $25 for craft supplies!

Just leave a comment below to be entered to win!

Contest Ends 3/10/14


This craft and giveaway is sponsored by Elmer’s Early Learners Academy. The opinions and ideas are my own. Β 


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  • Reply Stephanie

    Another great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    March 3, 2014 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Alicia

    This turned out super cute, Nicole! πŸ™‚

    March 3, 2014 at 2:25 pm
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    This is an awesome product! Thanks for the review, craft idea, and giveaway.

    March 3, 2014 at 3:53 pm
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    What a fun giveaway!

    March 3, 2014 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Angela

    Love how it came out. I think my 3 year old would love a rainbow purse. πŸ™‚

    March 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Bethany

    Very fun! We’ll be trying this out next week.

    March 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply Jalynn

    Very cute! And I would love to win that glue. Thanks for the chance! πŸ™‚

    March 3, 2014 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply stephanie

    Another great idea!!

    March 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    This looks like a great activity!

    March 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families

    This is a cute idea. I have paper plates, glue, and construction paper. I might have to try this with my youngest son.

    March 4, 2014 at 12:44 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Cute idea! Love it!

    March 4, 2014 at 2:17 am
  • Reply Rebecca D

    I love this idea! I will be trying it with my youngest!

    March 4, 2014 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Jeanine

    What fun!

    March 4, 2014 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Maria

    What a great idea! Now I know a cute idea to do with my son this week. πŸ™‚

    March 5, 2014 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Jessica Wyatt

    How fun! My son is just getting to the age where he tries to mimic the crafts I’m doing. πŸ˜›

    March 5, 2014 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Mami2jcn

    Thanks for the chance!

    March 7, 2014 at 2:53 am
    • Reply Nicole

      YOU WON! I’ll contact you via email.

      March 11, 2014 at 1:55 pm
      • Reply Mami2jcn

        Got it! I replied. Thanks so much!

        March 11, 2014 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Katie

    I love all of your ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

    March 7, 2014 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply DESIREE H

    I love how easy it is to open and that it is non toxic!
    Cute idea for the pot of gold! πŸ™‚
    Its great that you had time together, too! Great craft. Thanks for sharing!

    March 9, 2014 at 1:21 am
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    March 9, 2014 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Linda

    Such a cute idea. Thanks for the chance to win!

    March 10, 2014 at 10:34 am
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