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Making a Pot of Golden Treats for St. Patrick's Day


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March 6, 2019

Pot of Golden Treats - candy filled pot of goldAt the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold. The leprechaun left its powerful green hat that saves him from traps. It's caught in a trap and the princess was able to slide herself down the long rainbow. She fell into a pot of gold under thick clouds at the end of the rainbow where the leprechaun's hat was left.

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That's the story running inside my mind while doing this craft.

Supplies:

Note : if you don't have this black container use the bottom of a plastic bottle and color with black paint.

  • assorted colors of construction paper (colors of the rainbow)
  • cotton
  • packs of chocolate coins
  • crayon/oil pastel
  • 1 black disposable container
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue
Pot of Golden Treats - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Draw a cloud on a piece of white paper.
  2. Pot of Golden Treats - draw a cloud on a piece of white paper
     
  3. Fold the paper and cut so you can have two clouds.
  4. Pot of Golden Treats - fold the paper so that when you cut you have two clouds
     
  5. Shade the edges with blue crayon or oil pastel.
  6. Rub the blue traces using a piece of cotton to spread the color and to add detail to the clouds. Set them aside.
  7. Pot of Golden Treats - rub the shaded edges with a piece of cotton to add detail
     
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  8. Estimate the size of the rainbow. Draw two curved lines with one smaller than the other.
  9. Pot of Golden Treats - draw two curved lines with one smaller than the other
     
  10. Cut this out to make a curved strip.
  11. Use the first strip to trace the next color. The upper curve of the second strip should fit the size of the lower curve on the first strip.
  12. Pot of Golden Treats - once cut out used the first strip to create the next one and so on
     
  13. Do the same to the rest of the rainbow colors.
  14. Apply glue on the lower curve of the first color.
  15. Pot of Golden Treats - apply glue to the lower curve of the first color
     
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  16. Stick the colors into place.
  17. Pot of Golden Treats - glue the colored curves to each other
     
    Pot of Golden Treats - glue overlapping the next color to the one below
     
  18. Glue the two clouds on each of the two ends of the rainbow.
  19. Pot of Golden Treats - glue the clouds to the ends of the rainbow
     
  20. Stick this onto the black container using hot glue.
  21. Pot of Golden Treats - hot glue the rainbow to the black container
     
  22. Add decorations such as a leprechaun's hat and clover leaves.
  23. Pot of Golden Treats - add decorations such as a hat and clover leaves
     
  24. Put all your gold coins inside.
  25. Pot of Golden Treats - put chocolate coins inside
     
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  26. Share your pot of gold with everyone on St. Patrick's Day!
  27. Pot of Golden Treats - ready to share on St. Patrick's Day
     
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