A Pot Of Gold for St. Patrick’s Day

Are you looking for craft ideas for St. Patrick’s Day? Create some decorations to make the house and classroom more festive. Lets make a spiral rainbow and pot of gold.

Age: 4+

Duration: 5 minutes

Learning Outcomes: Exercise fine motor skills. holiday activities. Makes a perfect take-home craft.

You’ll Need:

Choose your favorite pattern from Roylco’s R15295 Rainbow Paper Pack.

Draw a spiral at the back of the paper.

You can also glue two pieces of rainbow paper together to create a double-sided sprital.


Use scissors to cut from the end of the outline toward the center to make a spiral.


Take two pieces of metallic paper from Roylco’s R15409 Economy Metallic Paper Pack.

I choose dark green paper to make the pot, and the gold colored paper for the golden coins. Draw the shape of a pot at the back of the green paper, and cut it out. Make the coins by cutting out some circle shapes from the gold paper. Then glue the golden coins on to the green pot.

After you finish making a pot of gold, you can glue it to the end of the rainbow.  Once complete, hang from ceilings, on bulletin boards or anywhere that could use some extra color.


You are the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow!

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How to Make a St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun

Today, people of all backgrounds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Some kids dress up in green and look for shamrocks, while others try to catch the elusive St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun.

The St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun is an Irish fairy. But he is quite different from other fairies, he looks like an old man and stands at around two feet tall. Dressed in green from head-to-toe, he carries a shillelagh, which he uses to scare anyone who tries to steal his gold.

We are going to show you how to create a leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day.

Age: 4+

Duration: 15 minutes

Learning Outcomes:  Exercise fine motor skills.

You’ll Need:

Let’s get started. Take one character from Roylco’s R53001 Stand Up People, and one sheet each of gold and the dark green paper from R15409 Econmoy Metallic Paper pack.

  1. Use the pencil to sketch out a leprechaun on the R53001 Stand Up People character.
  2. Use the marker to trace the outline of the leprechaun.
  3. You can use green crayon to color the suit, and use the light green crayon to color the vest. Use the marker to decorate the pants with different dots or patterns. As you can see we have a very basic look of a leprechaun.

Let’s add more features on the R53001 Stand Up People character.

4. Put the green metallic paper on top of the head and draw the outline of the hat. Then use the scissors to cut out the hat and glue it on the character.

5. You can glue the Googly eyes on to the face or draw the eyes. Use the gold metallic paper to cut out the mustache. Draw the boots and the bow tie on the green paper and cut them out.

6. Use a glue stick to glue the mustache, bow tie and boots to the character. Draw the eyebrows, and mouth on to the face. Do not forget to decorate his green hat, by adding a buckle band or shamrock.

The St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun is almost done. Remember a leprechaun spends his time searching for gold. So we need a pot of gold for him to carry. Use the green paper to create the golden pot. Next cut out some golden coins and glue them on to the green pot. You can also add a shamrock if you want.

Now fold back the leg flaps and stand him up for display.

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Four Leaf Clovers


Make your own lucky charm just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Age: 5+

Duration: 10 minutes

Learning Objectives: Learn basic cut and fold techniques. Use ruler to measure a certain width for each strip in the lucky charm. Talk about the history of Saint Patrick’s Day. Learn about color combinations through unique Double Color Card sheets!


You’ll Need:

R22052 Double Color Card Sheets

• Stapler

• Tape

• Scissors

• Ruler

• Pencil

• Optional: Thread or ribbon



Select your sheet of Double Color cardstock. You will first need to make a set of card strips. Start by measuring 1″ (2.5 cm) away from the edge of the Double Color Card Sheet. You can choose either side of the Double Color Card to determine the length of each strip (the cards are 8 x 9″ or 20 x 23 cm).

Make a mark at the inch point at the bottom of the sheet. Move the ruler to the top of the sheet and mark another point. Use the points to draw a straight line from top to bottom.


Follow the line with a pair of scissors to cut out the first strip! Repeat the previous steps three more times.


You can see that I’ve cut out a bunch of different colors! I want to make my four leaf clover as exciting as possible.


Fold a strip of paper in half.


To form the curve of the clover leaves, use a pencil to curl the insides starting from the point upwards.


Overlap the two ends of the curves together to form a heart shape. Secure the two sides together with a stapler or use tape.


The double color feature of the heart looks beautiful just as is! You could make plenty of hearts like these to decorate for Valentine’s Day! In fact, we’ve used a variation of this craft to make our Heart Wreath… go check it out at this link!


Repeat the same steps to turn the rest of the paper strips into mini hearts!


Join two of the hearts together at the sides with some tape.


Add a third heart to one side of the duo. Use tape to secure.


Finish off with the last heart. Secure with tape on both sides.


Make as many as you like! Attach together to make garlands. Or hang them from the ceiling to decorate your classroom! Alternatively, hang the four leaf clovers from push pins on your cork board and make a Saint Patrick’s Day display!


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