Pots of Gold Crafts

Grab some Irish riches with these pots of gold crafts. For this St. Patricks Day you can give your party a little bit of luck with these kids craft idea. Turn your pot of gold into a fun dip and chip holder or a napkin holder for your gold at the end of the rainbow.

Grab some gold colored craft supplies, lots of bright rainbow colors and other simple craft supplies for these fun St. Patrick’s Day kids crafts.

Pots of Gold Craft #1
Chip and Dip Holder

This is another cute kids craft idea for a St. Patrick’s Day party. You can hold a whole bag of chips and a container of dips in your pot of gold.


  • Empty Ice Cream Container (the big plastic ones)
  • Empty Margarine Container (larger size)
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • Cotton Balls
  • Double Stick Tape
  • Cardboard
  • Rainbow Colored Paper
  • Shamrock Template

How to Make a Leprechaun Hat Placeholder

Step 1: Clean your empty containers and let dry. Cover the large ice cream container using yellow construction paper and double stick tape. Decorate with shamrocks if you want.

Tip: You may need several sheets to cover competely.

Step 2: over the other container with cotton balls. This will be used to hold the dip and will look like a cloud. Cover the lid as well.

Step 3: Using a large piece of cardboard, cut out a rainbow shape.

Step 4: Cover the cardboard rainbow with colored paper to form the colors of the rainbow.

Step 5: Cut out two circles of cardboard and cover with a shamrock cutout using green paper. Glue these to the bottom of each end of the rainbow.

This will help hold up your rainbow when it is set out at your party.

Now put chips in the pot of gold and dip in the cloud and it’s all ready for your guest to grab their piece of gold and dip into the clouds.

Pots of Gold Craft #2
Napkin Holder

This is another great addition to your St. Patrick’s Day party table. Each person can have their own pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and have their napkin handy for when they need it.


  • Small Dixie Cups
  • Colored Pipe Cleaners
  • Yellow Paint or Markers
  • Scissors
  • Green Napkins
  • Hot Glue

How to Make a Leprechaun Hat Placeholder

Step 1: Paint your dixie cup yellow or gold. Decorate it with some shamrocks.

Tip: You can cut off the top a bit to make it look more like a pot versus a cup.

Step 2: Hot glue colored pipe cleaners on the inside of the cup (3 to 5 different colors of the rainbow).

Step 3: Bend the pipe cleaners into the shape of a rainbow. At the end bend in and form a small open circle to hold the napkins.

Step 4: Place the napkin in the rainbow.

Fill your dixie cup with peanuts or candy to make it look like a pot of gold. Your friends will be delighted with their own personal napkin holder and the treat inside the pot of gold.