No-Mess Shiny Pot of Gold

We are getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day, and Clara loved making this pot of gold craft from gold foil chocolate wrappers! It’s a quick and easy no-mess craft! Added bonus — I’m giving you an excuse to eat chocolate!!

Um… Did somebody say….. CHOCOLATE???? Nom, nom, nom……..

I cut out a black pot from construction paper and attached it to a background sheet of paper. Then ran a few strips of double sided-tape above the pot.

Clara came over to rip pieces of gold foil chocolate wrappers (bars of dark chocolate are a good source for these… YUM!!!!), and bunch them into balls to press onto the double-sided tape!

She thought this was so much fun, and we snuck in a little fine-motor practice!!

“It’s so shiny, Mommy!”

What’s that?? You need more wrappers…?? Hmm… I’ll see if I can help with that. πŸ˜‰

Quick, easy, festive, and frugal!

Have fun!!


  1. Dark chocolate is the best!

    Super cute pot of gold =)

  2. You had me at chocolate. Running out to the store this afternoon to get these. Thank you!

  3. I am trying to loose baby weight – urgh maybe next week πŸ˜‰ This is GREAT!!

  4. Cute idea! And hey, any excuse to eat chocolate, well….I’m all over that!!

    I have something on my blog for ya – come see!

  5. I’m trying to loose baby weight, too – maybe it’s all the chocolate that’s kept it on for four years…hmmm πŸ™‚

  6. If you get tired of eating chocolate I’ll be glad to eat some for you. πŸ™‚

  7. Oh, my goodness, Clara looks so much older in these photos! Perhaps it is that her hair is back; perhaps it is that she is wearing necklaces…or maybe she has just gone through one of those growth spurts. She always looks so happy when she is doing these activities. I have always thought those gold wrappers should go to some good use, but I could never figure out anything. I admire your cleverness.

  8. Adorable!! She is looking so grown up lately!

  9. Dear Valerie,

    Wait a minute. Is that…. MY CHOCOLATE??


  10. It’s really beautiful!! Want to try it too. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Nice! And yummy!

  12. Clara looks so much like Emily! Great craft!

  13. Yummy for mom, fun for kids -win win πŸ™‚

  14. JDaniel would love eating the chocolates so that we could get the wrappers to craft with.

  15. Very cute and delightfully delectable too! Thanks for a creative and delicious activity. πŸ™‚

  16. Clara looks so happy to be working on this project. Sugar high perhaps? hee hee

  17. the pot of gold is cute! This is a great idea for St. Patrick’s Day and I always like an excuse to eat chocolate. I’ve included your post on my weekly favorites here:

  18. Great craft and great idea on munching on the chocolates to do it πŸ™‚ hehe.

    I’m excited to feature this on my weekly High Five! – but this week is a special High Ten! because I’m behind and couldn’t narrow down the choices.
    High Ten! Friday

    Thanks for the great idea!
    Jamie @ hands on : as we grow