St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, are you still looking for something fun for the leprechauns to leave your child?  I have the perfect craft idea for you, and best of all almost everything came from the Dollar Store!  This Pot of Gold Candy Craft featuring a reusable chalkboard pot, some yummy candy and even a couple pieces of gold, will definitely bring a smile to your children’s faces! 

You can paint the pots in any color you want, perhaps green for a real St. Patrick’s Day feel, however, I went with Chalkboard paint because I want to reuse the pots for spring and let the kids plant some flowers and draw on the pots some more. 

Pot of Gold Candy Craft

Small pots (we got this 3 pack at the Dollar Tree)
Chalkboard Spray Paint
Chalk (Sidewalk chalk from the Dollar Tree)
Pack of Gold Coins (Dollar Tree)
Gold Wrapped Candy


First, take your pots and paint them the color you’d like.  I sprayed mine with two coats of Chalkboard Spray Paint, and let them dry outside for a couple hours.  If you don’t want to use chalkboard paint but still want to personalize them, you could use planter labels which I also found at the Dollar Tree.

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Once the paint is dry, the rest of the process is quick and simple!
Write each child’s name on the pot or draw something.  If I was more artistic, a three leaf clover would have looked adorable on these.


Next, Take a few of the magical leprechaun gold coins and hide them at the bottom of the pots, as a special surprise after the candy is devoured.


Finally, fill the pots to the brim with some of your child’s favorite gold wrapped candy.  We went with rolos because my kids love any kind of candy and I wanted the extra rolos.  Mama deserves some sweets too, right?

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When you finished making them for St. Patrick’s Day, leave them out someplace hidden and tell your kids that these Pot of Gold Candy Craft’s are a special treat left by the leprechauns!


Make sure to check out my Magic Surprise Rainbow Rock Activity and our 2 ingredient dish soap slime recipe to make you’re child’s St. Patrick’s Day even crazier!


6 Comments on Pot of Gold Candy Craft for St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Daria
    March 17, 2018 at 4:46 am (10 months ago)

    These look wonderful! You are very creative. I like creating things, it is very therapeutic.

  2. Tara Pittman
    March 17, 2018 at 4:55 am (10 months ago)

    What a cute craft. This would be perfect for my kids to discover in the morning

  3. Shahla
    March 17, 2018 at 6:10 am (10 months ago)

    Such a fun way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day! My kids would get a kick out of the gold coins… and chocolate (of course!).

  4. Khushboo
    March 18, 2018 at 6:47 pm (10 months ago)

    That is a super adorable gift idea and I am sure kids will love it! I can’t wait to try these for my niece 🙂

  5. Ada
    March 19, 2018 at 4:44 pm (10 months ago)

    This is such a fun craft for kiddos for St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you guys had a good time.

  6. Astrid
    March 24, 2018 at 10:52 am (10 months ago)

    I loved this idea for the kids. I am definitely going to try it next time. My son will love it.

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