How to Make a Pot of Gold
This is a fun project that makes creative use of polymer clay and gravel to create a pot of gold for St Patrick’s Day decor.
Part 3 of 3 – St Patrick’s Day Crafting Project – How to Make Leprechauns and Fairies and a Pot of Gold
FOR THE POT:
-polymer clay (black) or other kind of self-hardening clay or play dough
NOTE: if you don’t have clay or time to make play dough you can use a recycled plastic bottle and black acrylic paint
FOR THE GOLD NUGGETS:
-several pieces of small gravel, rocks or pebbles
-gold metallic acrylic paint
Paint the rocks with gold metallic acrylic paint. We used 2 coats.
To make the pot, shape a roundish pot from polymer clay and bake according to pkg instructions or air dry other clay/dough. The pots pictured are about 1 1/2″ h and 1 1/2″ diameter.
If you don’t have polymer clay or self hardening dough you can use a small recycled plastic bottle. We used a yogurt drink bottle here.
With a pair of scissors cut the bottom off the bottle (about 1 1/2″ h) and paint it with black acrylic paint.
To finish off the perfect St Patrick’s Day scene create a rainbow on large sheet of paper for the backdrop. We used red, orange, yellow, green and blue paint but you can use any colours you like.
Set up your scene and get ready to celebrate!
Wishing you the Luck of the Irish!
Get your green on!
If you try this project we’d love to see a photo. Post your masterpiece on Nana’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GetCreativeWithNana
Don’t miss the Part 1 of 3 tutorial: How to Make Fairies from Pipe Cleaners and Paper Ribbon: http://getcreativewithnana.com/how-to-make-fairies-from-paper-ribbon-and-pipe-cleaners
and Part 2 of 3 tutorial: How to Make Leprechauns from Pipe Cleaners and Felt: http://getcreativewithnana.com/how-to-make-leprechauns-from-pipe-cleaners-and-felt