Would you like to give your kids a little something special on March 17? These St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Treats are just the thing to put a smile on their face!

You're the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow -St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Treats are a great way to put a smile on your kid's face on March 17.

I’m always on the lookout for fun new ways to help make the holiday’s special for my kids. Even though we aren’t Irish I see no reason why we can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a little pot of gold treat! I think they actually look forward to these little ways I bring some fun (and chocolate) into our house!

While this project was created with St. Patrick’s Day in mind, I can see this idea being used for rainbow themed birthdays or even just because. Imagine the smile you can put on your friend or loved ones face if you gave them this treat “just because”. I know it would make my day!

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Treats

You might be looking at these cups and thinking, “That’s a whole lotta Rolos for one kid”! I know the first thing that would come to my mind is that my little guy is going to be off the hook with all that chocolate! Ha! No worries though. I put a nice layer of tissue paper inside the cup to build it up a bit and filled the rest with “gold”.

To put together these pots of gold, you’ll need a handful of items:

Paper Treat Cups

Tissue Paper

Double-Sided Adhesive

Popsicle (or lollipop) Sticks

Ribbon (optional)

Washi Tape

Printable Rainbows and “Pot of Gold” tags

Pot of Gold Rainbow Printables

I forgot to take photos of the process but it’s very simple!

Step One: Cut out your Circles and Rainbows. I used a scissor to cut out the circles because I didn’t have a 3″ circle punch and a paper cutter to cut out the rainbows.

Step Two: Attach each circle to a Popsicle Stick with washi tape. If you don’t have any washi tape handy, scotch tape or glue should work fine. Optional: Tie a ribbon onto the stick to add a little more flare.

Step Three: Attach the rainbow to the inside of the paper treat cup. Use your double-sided adhesive to attach the rainbow to the inside of the cup. You will want to make sure each end of the rainbow goes all the way down the side of the cup so that it touches the bottom. Doing this will make sure the rainbow is not too high which may result in the tags being blocked.

Step Four: Fill the bottom half of the cup with crumpled tissue paper. Fill the rest of the cup with Rolos so that they go slightly past the top of the cup.

Step Five: Stick Popsicle stick with the tag into the back of the cup. Sit back and admire your creation.  (wink wink)

Click HERE to download Tags and Rainbows

For more Pot of Gold and Rainbow Fun, check these out!

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