Friday, March 16, 2012

Pot o' Gold at the End of the Rainbow Craft

This St. Patrick's Day craft for kids is brought to you by our Blog Ambassador, Melinda, from LookWhatMomFound. Enjoy this art project with your child while building skills (and bonds) that will last a lifetime.

Pot o'Gold at the End of the Rainbow

for Ages 3 Years and Up with Adult Participation and Supervision  

Supplies Needed:
  • A cup, bowl or other open container to fill with “gold”
  • Black paper
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue & tape
  • 2 Cotton balls
  • Crayons, pencils or markers
  • Gold wrapped candy or gold wrappers or “gold” coins cut from paper
Time Needed:  
  • 15 Minutes
What To Do:
This project is easy to alter to allow any child, any ability to participate.  Cutting can be done by an adult, tracing out the rainbow shape and stripes can be done in advance, "coins" can be punched or cut with supervision.

General Instructions:

Wrap your container with black paper to resemble a pot, secure with tape. Have your child color the rainbow on white paper.  For younger children, draw out the rainbow stripes and arrange crayons in the correct order.

ROYGBIV(red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet)

Cut out the rainbow, apply glue at the top of the rainbow, gently press pulled apart cotton balls for the clouds.  Tape the rainbow to the inside of the cup then fill with “gold”.  

Our Rolos candies weren’t individually wrapped so we ate the candy but used the large wrappers to stuff the pot as our gold.  Any candy with gold wrappers or gold paper circles will work perfectly.

Don't Forget to Take a photo of your finished project and share it with us on the GummyLump Facebook Fan Page!

Why We Love Crafts for Kids: Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!

For Children with Special Needs:  Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project.  Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity.
If your child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project.+
This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well.  

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Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Very cute idea!

Kat said...

Great idea! My daughter would like to make this, it will be our mother-daughter project! thanks for this post!

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