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A pot of gold {St Patrick’s Day craft}

A pot of gold {St Patrick's Day craft}

A couple of weeks ago we had loads of fun making our own salt dough leprechaun gold coins. There’s loads of imagery around St Patrick’s Day but my 3 year old really loved talking about rainbows so we thought we’d make our own, with handprints.

He’s a great age for directing his own crafting (which is kind of scary!) so we got out the supplies together : white paper, paint tray and red, orange, yellow, green and blue paints.

I squeezed the paint out whilst he sponged it over one hand, pressing it down on the paper until he had a rainbow of handprints.

handprint painting

Then we left it to dry, needless to say he went crazy with the remaining paint šŸ™‚

rainbow handprints

To finish it off we added our little black paper pot and a handful of leprechaun gold – just what you’d want to find at the end of a rainbow.

rainbow handprints and leprechaun gold


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    Jo Middleton
    March 2, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    such a cute craft idea!

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    March 27, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Oh that’s so cute! Love it šŸ™‚

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    February 24, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    This is so sweet, and I bet he completely loved doing it.


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    March 1, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    My boys would love this and so simple – thank you for sharing

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