St. Patrick’s Day Craft with Three Variations
And a Free Template!
So if you wanted to do a St. Patrick’s Day related craft with your kids or students but hadn’t had a chance to get one together yet or maybe you forgot I have the perfect free template for you here!
It’s super simple or if you choose to you can make it more complicated or more time consuming based on your needs. I went the simple route because I was working with a 4 year-old little boy who’s very busy and a one year old little girl who I wanted to be able to really participate as much as possible with the craft.
All you need to do is download and prepare as many copies of the template as you need per child, gather enough construction paper for each child in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple (or indigo and violet if you have the paper in both colors) and black as well as some white printer paper, glue sticks, gold glitter, and scissors. Now you’re ready to get started.
- Have the children cut out the three pieces from the template.
- Next have them trace the pot on a black piece of construction paper and cut it out.
- Trace the cloud on a white piece of printer paper and cut that out.
- Trace the arc on a piece of each color of construction paper you have for the rainbow and cut each one out.
- Now they will glue that all together.
- Start by making a strip of glue along the top back of the pot and then attach each of the rainbow strips in the order ROY G. BIV (Now we are learning the colors of the rainbow and their order as well as working on hand eye coordination!!) as in the sample photo.
- Now to attach the cloud put glue on about the top inch of each of the rainbow strips and then place the cloud on top of the glue.
- Finally the glitter is applied by pushing the round glue stick to the top portion of the pot and slightly overlapping the rainbow and twisting it a little to make a coin shape. We repeated this five times on the top row and then four times for the bottom row (You could always add a circle to your template the size of a dime before making copies and have the children cut out 9 coins from the yellow construction paper if you are unable to use glitter)
And that’s all there is to it!
Alternatively if you wanted to add in some coloring and forget the construction paper you can print the template twice, cut out the rainbow arc and then trace it on the second template 6 (or 7 if you’re going with indigo and violet) more times as well as adding 9 dime sized circles before making your needed number of copies. The children could then color in the pot, rainbow arcs and coins before cutting everything out and glueing their adorable pot of gold art work together.
I love that this craft is fun for St. Patrick’s Day, adaptable, works on hand eye coordination and has some learning in there as well!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!!