How to Make a Pot of Gold Papercraft for St. Patrick's Day text overlay on image of paper craft of pot of gold with shamrocks

Pot of Gold Papercraft

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and I’ve been busy setting up a couple of easy crafts to do with the girls. In addition to trying our hands at St. Patrick’s Day Cocoa bombs, we love doing paper crafts. That’s why I created this easy pot of gold papercraft for St. Patrick’s Day.

Fast Homeschool Crafts

Newsflash: You don’t need to be a “crafty” mom to be a great homeschool mom. And many moms who don’t think they’re crafty shy away from including any arts and crafts in a homeschool routine.

Maybe you’re concerned about the time it takes to set up. And clean up.

Or maybe you don’t have space in your homeschool room for a bunch of arts and crafts supplies. Or you don’t like the mess and clutter that go along with it.

And that’s okay. However, if you have even one kitchen or desk drawer free, consider adding some 15-minute paper crafts or toilet paper crafts to your week.

Seriously, you likely have a lot of what you need already. And if you don’t, Amazon can deliver it today or tomorrow.

Ready to give this pot of gold papercraft a shot? Here we go!

How to Make a Pot of Gold Papercraft for St. Patrick's Day text overlay on image of paper craft of pot of gold with shamrocks

Pot of Gold Papercraft List of Supplies

To make this craft, you will need the following:

  1. Colored craft papers
  2. White embossed paper
  3. Craft foam sheet
  4. Golden glitter paper
  5. Craft glue
  6. Pencil
  7. Scissors

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How to Make a Pot of Gold Papercraft

Step 1

Select colored craft papers for the rainbow, pot and shamrock patterns.

Pot of gold papercraft supplies

Next, trace the patterns on the papers.

Pot of gold papercraft supplies

Trace the cloud patterns on the white embossed paper and the coins on the golden glitter paper. Cut out two small pieces of craft foam and cut a slit along the yellow line of the pot pattern.

Step 2

Grab the largest rainbow layer and your glue and paste the 2nd largest rainbow layer on the largest one. Align each layer along their straight sides. 

Pot of Gold Papercraft

Step 3

Paste the next small layer each time until reaching the smallest one. 

Pot of Gold Papercraft

Step 4

Prepare a piece of paper for the background.

Pot of Gold Papercraft

Glue the paper rainbow pattern on the middle of the background paper; you could place the rainbow near the top side of the paper to keep space for the pot on the bottom side of the paper. 

Step 5 

Attach the small craft foam pieces on the backside of the cloud patterns.

Pot of Gold Papercraft

Glue the large cloud on a side of the rainbow, near the bottom end. Stick the small cloud on the top of the large cloud. Use a sharpie to trace outline on the pot cutout. 

Step 6

Paste the pot cutout on the bottom side of the rainbow pattern. Keep the slit part free from glue. 

Pot of Gold Papercraft

Step 7

Insert golden glitter coins inside the pot through the slit. And paste one or two shamrock cutouts onto the papercraft. 

And that’s it! Now if you do this craft on heavy cardstock, it makes a fun St. Patrick’s Day card. Or simply give it a place of honor on your fridge or homeschool bulletin board.

Pot of Gold Papercraft

How to Make a Pot of Gold Papercraft

Yield: 1 Pot of Gold Papercraft
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Materials

Tools

Instructions

    1. Select colored craft papers for the rainbow, pot and shamrock patterns. Using the template, trace the patterns on the papers. Trace the cloud patterns on the white embossed paper and the coins on the golden glitter paper.
    2. Cut out two small pieces of craft foam. Cut a slit along the yellow line of the pot pattern.
    3. Grab the largest rainbow layer and paste the second largest rainbow layer on the largest one. Align each layer along their straight sides.
    4. Paste the next small layer each time until reaching the smallest one.
    5. Prepare a piece of paper for the background. Paste the paper rainbow pattern on the middle of the background paper. You could place the rainbow near the top side of the paper to keep space for the pot on the bottom side of the paper.
    6. Attach the small craft foam pieces on the backside of the cloud patterns. Paste the large cloud on a side of the rainbow, near the bottom end. Paste the small cloud on the top of the large cloud. Use a Sharpie marker to trace the outline on the pot cutout.
    7. Paste the pot cutout on the bottom side of the rainbow pattern. Keep the slit part free from glue.
    8. Insert golden glitter coins inside the pot through the slit. Stick 1 or 2 shamrock cutouts to the craft.

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