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.

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!

Craft courtesy of Mess For Less, www.messforless.net

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Yarns in rainbow colors
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher
  • Markers: black and green
  • Yellow pony beads

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