Need some easy and fun ideas that teach the true meaning of treasures? If so, I have the perfect craft for you! Check out this colorful and interactive Treasures in Heaven craft for kids they’ll love to display or give as gifts.
With St. Patrick’s Day, we typically think of pots of gold at the end of a rainbow. While it’s true this craft is great for this exciting Irish celebration, ANY time of year is a wonderful time to learn all about our treasures in heaven!
With this easy and frugal paper craft to use as a homeschool or classroom activity, your kids will get great practice with their fine motor skills and muscle coordination. It’s also a perfect opportunity to talk about our treasures on earth vs. treasures in heaven.
This craft can help start the conversation with our precious children. While on earth, our treasures eventually rot, get old, or become useless. However, our treasures in heaven are timeless, everlasting, and pleasing to the Lord! We can start building those gifts for above right now and in the future with our kindness, love, and serving others.
Check out our list of staple items and instructions below with detailed images on this adorable Treasures in Heaven Craft for kids!
- Paper plate
- rainbow colored yarns: 12” of each color
- yellow construction paper
- black marker
- hole puncher
- Cut a paper plate in half.
2. Draw a cloud shape with one half and a pot with the other half.
3. Cut these shapes out & color the pot black.
4. Hole punch the top of the pot & bottom of the cloud with 6 holes, one for each color of the rainbow.
5. Take a piece of yellow construction paper and fold it in half 3 times. Trace a circle onto the paper & cut it out (keeping the paper folded).
6. While keeping the circles together, punch a hole at the top and the bottom of the yellow circle.
7. Use a marker to write the Bible verse on the yellow circles. “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven” you can even add Matthew 6:20 to the cloud.
8. Measure out 12 inches of each color yarn. It is important that all strands are the same length to assure they will be even once knotted.
9. Turn the cloud and pot over to the back. Starting with the first hole on the right, thread the red yarn into the pot from the top to the bottom. Then thread the yarn into a yellow circle “But”, making note to not cover the words. Then thread it back through the cloud – this time going from the bottom up.
10. Put the loose ends together and tie into a knot.
11. Repeat this process with all of the other colored yarns and yellow circles. Arrange the knots so they are out of sight or tape them to the back. A bit of tape can also be used to make the yellow circles stay put or let them move around the yarns.
12. The ‘Treasures in Heaven’ craft is now complete!
I hope you enjoy this simple yet creative craft you and your kids can put together, for St Patty’s Day or any day! I’d love to hear from you how you used this activity to develop the right attitude toward treasures!