- Age Guideline: 4 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Small Plastic Bowl (A Small Margarine Tub or Similar Container Works Well)
- Black Paint (Spray paint works well but you can also use acrylic paint)
- 4 Black Pony Beads
- Craft Glue
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Yellow or Gold Paint (Spray paint works well but you can also use acrylic paint)
- Gold Glitter
- Paint Brush
- Cotton Swab
Start out by painting the inside and outside of the bowl black. This will probably take a few thin layers or paint no matter if you use spray paint or acrylic paint. Once the paint is dry, glue the beads onto the bottom of the pot to look like feet (not shown in my picture).
To make the coins, cut several circles out of corrugated cardboard. They don't have to be the same size. Paint the coins using the yellow or gold paint. Once the paint is dry, use the cotton swab or an old paint brush to apply a thin layer of paint to each coin. Sprinkle the wet paint with gold glitter and let dry. Repeat for the opposite side of each coin. If you prefer, you can add sparkle to the coins using glitter glue or glitter paint. You can also make the coins out of clay.
Once your coins are made and dry, you can fill the leprechaun pot with the gold and even use it as bait in a leprechaun trap.