Haven’t found your lucky leprechaun yet? Make your own DIY Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow
Do you look for rainbows after a rainstorm?
I’ve always loved rainbows. Creating them with the spray from a garden hose. Searching for them in the sky. And as a kid trying to see if I could ever actually find where they touched the ground.
While a rainbow with a pot of gold fits perfectly with leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day, it’s also a fun spring craft since it doesn’t just focus on green and clovers.
By the time March arrives, and with it St. Patrick’s Day, the stores are already filled with swim suits and summer toys. (In fact, for me, St. Patrick’s day always seems to land during spring break and families are already headed to lakes and summer-type activities.)
With all of those summer toys is also a good selection of pool noodles. Those pool noodles are the foundation for our rainbow.
DIY Rainbow and Pot of Gold
Pool Noodle Rainbow
If your store has a variety of pool noodle colors, this might step could be skipped. My store had blue, pink, and green foam pool noodles. Not the best combination of colors for my rainbow. So I also picked up some streamers that I was able to wrap around my foam noodles. I went with a 4 color rainbow because the 4 noodles fit perfectly in the black pot that I had. You could certainly add more colors.
I used rubber bands on each end to hold my rainbow together. Rubber band the red and yellow noodles together. Then Rubber band the green and blue noodles together. Finally rubber band the yellow and green noodles together, this is the hardest one. Now all the foam noodles are connected. I did this on each end.
Once the rainbow was wrapped I focused on the ‘gold’. My gold nuggets were made using party balloons and flour.
Each gold nugget uses two balloons. (This is the same technique to make DIY stress balls.) Blow up one of the balloons and then let the air back out. This stretches the balloon. Then use a funnel to fill the balloon with flour, up until you reach the neck. Tie off the balloon. Cut the neck off the second balloon and insert the flour filled balloon inside this balloon. This disguises the knot from the first balloon. Repeat for as many gold nuggets as you want to make.
With the rainbow and gold nuggets made I could create the cloud at one end of my rainbow. I used white tissue paper to make 3 tissue paper pom poms. I put two on the top and then one underneath to create my cloud shape.
Assembling Your DIY Pot of Gold Rainbow
The top of your rainbow is up in the clouds, so not it’s time to put the bottom of the rainbow into the pot of gold.
I didn’t make enough gold nuggets to actually fill my pot so I put a towel in first to fill up space and then put the gold over the top. This way you don’t have to make as many because they can be time consuming.
The rainbow is coming down from the clouds into the pot of gold! This large sized St. Patrick’s Day or spring craft would be perfect for parties or for a front entryway.