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Preschoolers can work on fine motor skills as they create this pot o’ gold paper plate craft for kids. It’s the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day activities.
Using a hole punch builds hand strength. Lacing yarn and beads builds fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. These skill builders come together in this fun craft for St. Patrick’s Day!
Pot of Gold Paper Plate Craft for Kids
This paper plate craft is simple to prepare for your kids. You’ll need just a few simple craft supplies and a few minutes. And, you’ll have this paper plate craft ready in no time.
What You’ll Need
• Paper plate
What You’ll Do
To start, fold your paper plate in half.
Most paper plates have a ridged boarder, trace this to form the inside circle. The pot of gold is simply a circle with a long skinny rectangle on top.
Any shaped pot will do. Just make sure the top rim is large enough to create six hole punches. Now, cut out the shape with scissors.
Use the hole punch to punch six holes along the top rim of the pot of gold. You’ll want one hole for each color of the rainbow.
Using the hole punch, punch holes along the inside circle of the plate. It doesn’t matter how many holes you have here.
Now, let your child color the pot of gold black and the bottom green for grass.
Start with the red yarn. Thread it through the first hole on the rim of the pot of gold. Tie a knot to secure the yarn.
Next, thread the yarn through the first border hole and back to the first hole on the pot.
Add a yellow pony bead to the yarn at random intervals before threading it back through the next hole to fill the pot with gold (beads).
Use this technique with all the colors of the rainbow. Each color will have its own hole at the top of the pot of gold.
Secure each yarn end on the back with a knot.
Your lucky rainbow pot of gold is complete!
Enhance Your Activity Time
Building fine motor skills is important. If you’d like more fun activities to do with your preschoolers, be sure to check out these lacing crafts and activities:
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