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St Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Craft

Looking for a fun craft for St Patrick’s Day that your little ones will love to make with you? This Pot of Gold Craft is fun and easy to do! All you’ll need are some little terra cotta pots and a few more supplies and you can make a fun craft that will please any little leprechauns! 

Easy and so much fun, this Pot of Gold Craft will be perfect for your St. Paddy Day festivities!

St Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Craft

This is a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day craft for preschool, kindergarten and even fun for tweens and teens! Fill your homemade pot of gold craft with candy and you now have a wonderful homemade St. Paddy’s Day gift!

Pot of Gold Craft Supplies

Pot of Gold Craft Supplies


  • Miniature terra cotta pots
  • Black gloss enamels paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Gold glitter
  • Felt shamrock stickers (optional)
  • Newspaper


1. Lay an old newspaper out before you get started.

Painting a Pot of Gold
2. Paint each terra-cotta pot black inside and outside and let dry (terra cotta pots dry super quick).

3. Once your terra cotta pot is dry, use a clean paint brush to paint your glue into the rim of the pot, immediately pour glitter into the glue, and shake off any excess glitter.

Shamrock Pot of Gold
4. Hot glue one of your shamrock stickers onto the front of the pots to make sure they are secure.
5. Fill each pot with gold wrapped candies like Rolo’s and chocolate coins.

Shamrock Pot of Gold

This craft is a fun one for kids and adults alike, and you can modify it based on the age group that you are working with.

If you have children of all ages, you could pair older kids with the younger kids for a fun craft that they could enjoy together.

I always enjoy combining crafts like this with movies and or books that reflect the holiday and time of year, so I have includes some companion ideas below.

Making a pot of gold can be fun for all ages, therefore it’s a great way to keep the kids entertained! 

More fun St. Patrick’s Day Craft and Recipe Ideas: 

Now that you’ve made your St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold, make sure to head on over and check out our post about Leprechaun Trap Ideas so you can catch a Leprechaun this year! 

I think that the key to all of this is making the holidays something fun that inspires kids to use their imagination, step away from the screens and truly enjoy all of the joys of being a kid – because really, that’s what makes holidays like this so much fun, am I right? 


Pot of Gold Craft St. Patrick's Day Craft Activity

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  1. How cute are these!? They’d be cute party favors, too. Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday; I’ll be featuring your pots of gold at our next party. Hope you’ll stop by and link up again!

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