A Pot of Gold

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

pot of gold

This super easy project is a fun way to create a little package of goodies for friends, family, or best of all, Mommy or Daddy! Simple items make this a great classroom project for St. Patrick’s Day.

You will need

8-10 iridescent yellow pom poms

yellow curling ribbon

green tissue paper

small baby food jar

white craft glue

water scissors

paint brush or sponge applicator

M&M’s, Skittles or other colorful small candies (optional)

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What you do

Thoroughly wash and dry small baby food jar and lid. Mix 4 tablespoons of white craft glue with enough water to bring it to painting consistency.

Have children cut tissue paper into squares.

Starting with small sections, apply glue mixture with paint brush or sponge applicator to jar.

Stick tissue paper onto glue mixture and continue all the way around the jar. Apply glue mixture over the top of tissue paper layer.

Apply a second layer of tissue paper, allow to dry completely. While jar is drying, apply glue around the outer edge of the jar lid.

Adhere the ribbon around the lid lip and tie in a knot.

Curl the ribbon by sliding the flat edge of the blade from a pair of scissors along the ribbon.

Glue pom poms to the top of the lid and allow to dry.

When jar and lid are completely dry, fill jar with colored candies and give to the lucky recipient!

Attach a cute note such as “Kiss me. I’m Irish!” or “A Lucky Pot of Gold for You!”.

Amanda Formaro
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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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