St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow and Pot of Gold Craft (Dollar Store Craft)

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Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up, and that means it’s time to start thinking about fun things to do! This year, why not make this rainbow and Pot of Gold Craft? It’s a simple activity that kids will love to help with, and it’s sure to be a hit at your St. Paddy’s Day celebration!

A small plastic cauldron, filled with gold coins and colored pipe cleaners bent over to create a rainbow. Text overlay says"Pot of Gold Craft". Same craft images featured throughout from various angles, and with different text overlays, unless otherwise described.

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Pot of Gold Craft

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

If you love seasonal crafts, you are going to have so much fun making this sweet pot of gold craft, filled with chocolate gold coins, and topped with a rainbow!

Make the pots of gold with the kiddos and work on colors and counting as you assemble the rainbow pipe cleaners/chenille stems.

Limited (and cheap) craft supplies make this activity totally doable in just 15 minutes!

You could make a whole bunch of rainbow and pots of gold for classmates, co-workers, and neighbors for a St. Patty’s Day treat! 

Pot of Gold Craft Supplies

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below.

Cheap Craft Supplies

A great thing about this craft idea is that it’s very budget-friendly using supplies you may already have or can be purchased cheaply in stores:

If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the PoundshopThe RangeWilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies. The rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store – sorry! But hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!

End of the Rainbow Pot of Gold Craft

More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Looking for more crafts for St. Patrick’s Day? Here are some more for you to check out! Just right-click and open a new tab to read next!

I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home for you to try!

St. Patty's Day Craft - Pot of Gold

Craft Tips

  • Use a low temp glue gun when making this craft with kids, as it’s a lot safer than hot glue.
  • These pots of gold make a sweet place marker for St. Patrick’s Day dinner!

How Do I Make Rainbow Pots of Gold?

Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

How to Make Pot of Gold

Rainbow & Pot of Gold Craft

Michelle Ordever
This St. Patrick's Day, why not make this rainbow and Pot of Gold Craft? It's a fun, simple activity that the kids will love to help make!
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Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Pipe Cleaners/Chenille Stems – Rainbow Colors Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
  • Plastic Pots/Cauldrons
  • Paper Shred any color
  • Gold Foil Chocolate Coins
  • Green Marker Pen
  • Mini White Price Tags
  • Black and White Bakers Twine


  • Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors


  • Remove the handle from the plastic pot (they just pop out). 

    Removing Handle From Pot
  • Select seven rainbow colors of pipe cleaner, and line them in order.

    Selecting Rainbow Pipe Cleaners
  • Starting in the middle with the 4th color pipe cleaner, attach each color to the top flat edge of the plastic pot with the glue gun and glue sticks.  Use the seam on the side of the pot as a guide.

    Attaching Pipe Cleaners to Pot
  • Once the glue is cooled and set, carefully bend each chenille stem and attach it to the opposite side of the plastic pot.

  • Finished Pipe Cleaner Rainbow
  • Write the recipient’s name in a green marker on the mini price tag. 

    Writing on Tag
  • Thread tag onto baker’s twine and tie around the top of the pot.  Tie in a knot or a bow and trim ends, if necessary.
  • Fill the plastic pot with paper shred and gold foil-wrapped chocolate candy coins.

    Filling Pot with Gold Coins
  • Display where desired. Happy St. Patrick's Day and May the Luck of the Irish Be With Ye!

    How to Make Pot of Gold
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