Spring 2011-Craft of the Season-Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
 




 
   

Spring 2011-Craft of the Season-Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Spring is a time where there is rain and then rainbows!  So this season we are celebrating those pots of gold at the end of the rainbow.  You can use your pot to could objects or money,  as a centerpiece or to hold edible treats.

 

Materials Needed:

Empty, dry Aqua Pod water bottle
Black paint
Exact-o knife
Glue
Construction Paper
Ribbon Scraps (or yarn scraps or crayons to color the rainbow)

Directions:

Pour a little paint into the bottle, screw on the top and shake the bottle until the paint has covered the entire inside surface of the bottle. 
Take the lid off and set the bottle in the window sill to dry.
Once the paint has dried, have an adult use the Exact-o knife to cut the top 1/3 off the bottle giving it that pot of gold shape you want. Throw the top 1/3 in the recycle.
Cut a rainbow arc out of the construction paper.
Glue ribbon scraps onto the rainbow and let dry.
Glue gold ribbon around the edge of the pot if desired. Let dry.
Glue the rainbow to the inside edge of the pot.
Fill the pot with items to count, gold coins or treats wrapped in plastic wrap (Hershey kisses in gold foil or gold chocolate coins look great in this container. OR, fill with potting soil and add some clover or shamrock plants.

This craft is great for bilateral motor control and gross motor action (shaking).  If you are looking for a repetitive action craft, have the child hand paint the outside of the container using a paintbrush instead of shaking the paint.