Looking to surprise your little ones on St. Patrick’s Day? This St. Patrick’s Day craft idea takes just a few minutes to create, and is a fun — and edible — way to celebrate the day.

This pot o’ gold using Oreo cookies is seriously simple to make and takes almost no time to pull off. The personalized mini-bucket we used is totally optional; you can use any black container you have on hand. But we do think the mini-bucket adds a nice touch, and it can be reused for other things after St. Paddy’s Day celebrations are over.

What you’ll need to make the edible DIY pot o’ gold

  • 1 family size package of Oreo cookies
  • 1 can of Wilton’s Gold Color Mist food spray
  • 1 black bucket or container

If you want to match the mini-bucket in our photo, choose the black bucket with green sticker and personalize it with your child’s name.

st. patrick's day craft idea with DIY Oreo Pot of Gold


Lay the cookies out on a cookie sheet or piece of wax paper and spray the cookies evenly with the gold color mist. Wait a few minutes for the cookies to dry, then flip them over and spray the other side. (One can of the food spray should be enough for a couple dozen cookies or more.) Once the cookies are dry, place them in your black pot, and that’s it!

If you’d like, you can also print out and color a paper rainbow to stick into the bucket or have your kids create one as a fun craft for St. Patrick’s Day.


Kasia Lorenc is a writer and editor at Personalization Mall, covering gifting, home decorating and more.

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