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St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday that conjures up images of shamrocks, rainbows, leprechauns, and of course…pots of gold! Kids of all ages often have a great time imagining the little green fellows running around causing mischief and dreaming about the pots of gold waiting at the end of rainbows!
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Help your little one get into the spirit of this lucky holiday and find their own pot of gold with these clever crafts. From clues to rainbow-themed searching tools, your child will have hours of fun hunting for their own lucky treasure!
Looking for other ways to make your St. Patrick’s Day extra green? Here are 7 easy and fun recipes to try with your kids!
Put your scrap paper to work and create clever clues that will lead your child to a pot of gold! They’ll love searching through the house to find each clue and puzzling out where the next one is to be found. You could even turn the adventure into an exercise routine by leaving clues or activities at each location.
2. Leprechaun Telescope
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Start with the lids off of small mason jars and make a telescope using strips of brightly-colored cardstock. Kids will have a blast looking out for little leprechauns (and their treasures) with this colorful scope!
3. Leprechaun Binoculars
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If your little one prefers to do their pot-of-gold hunting with two eyes instead of one, make a pair of rainbow binoculars by re-purposing toilet paper rolls. Simply secure two rolls together with tape and wrap in pretty strips of paper. Add a simple strap for hunting on the go!
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4. Leprechaun Disguises
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One of the best ways to find a pot of gold is to follow a leprechaun, but any smart leprechaun would know he’s being followed! Disguise your little one with these simple paper props (this pad of paper has all the colors you need!). A hat and beard will surely help any child channel his or her inner Irishman and find that gold!
5. Shamrock Glasses
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If a pot of gold is really hidden well, it might require special glasses to see it! This tutorial shows you how to make super fun shamrock shades using glitter cardstock. If you don’t have the time to make them, here’s an affordable option!
6. Leprechaun Bait
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Finding a pot of gold may require a guide to show you the way. To help your child find and make friends with a little leprechaun, try whipping up some of this tasty bait using candy, popcorn, and white and green candy melts. Load the extra into simple metal buckets and share with friends and family!
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7. Rainbow Rainmaker
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Pots of gold are found at the bottom of rainbows…but you can’t have a rainbow without rain! Instead of just waiting for the next storm, make this simple yet adorable rainbow rainmaker with some pretty tape and a cardboard tube. Fill the tube with dried beans or peas, and your little one will have a blast making the next storm come!
8. Scavenger Hunt
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Turn the search for a pot of gold into a scavenger hunt for the whole family! Print out clues onto sturdy cardstock and lead the family around the neighborhood with tips and clues! Leave a pile of gold coins at each station and then reward the efforts with a big pot of treats and surprises!
You’ll need all sorts of clever tricks and tools to find your way to a lucky pot of gold. To help you on your mission, assemble these fun crafts using a variety of easy-to-find and inexpensive supplies in just a few hours. With these creative tools and just a bit of luck, you might indeed find that pot’o’gold!