St Patrick's Day Rainbow in A Jar

Creating a St Patrick’s Day Rainbow in a Jar is a simple and fun activity for children for St. Patty’s Day. Making a St Patrick's Day Rainbow in A Jar with gold wrapped chocolates and brightly colored candy all in a lovely jar with a nice printable is a perfect way to celebrate this year.

St Patrick's Day Rainbow In A Jar

Every year on March 17th, the Irish and many of the Irish at heart across this great nation celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. St Patrick's Day was once a religious day for the patron saint of Ireland. Nowadays it is a day of celebrating and festivals to "honor" the Irish. Here in Chicago, the traditions are carried out by dying the lake green and hosting a fabulous parade. We had fabulous weather this past weekend to celebrate these two events.

My little brothers, who are twins, were born on St Patrick's Day and it was always a fun way to celebrate. I myself am only half Irish and don't really honor this holiday besides wishing my brothers a Happy Birthday. My children love to state they are one quarter Irish and wanted to know how they were going to celebrate this year.

I thought I would make them a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end of it!

St Patrick's Day Rainbow In A Jar

These are so simple to put together and your children will LOVE them! My husband asked me if he was getting one as well! Here is what you will need to create your own pot of gold!

St Patrick's Day Rainbow In A Jar

St Patrick's Day Rainbow in A Jar


  • Glass jar (I found thees in the dollar bins at Target)

  • Skittles

  • Rolos

  • String

St Patrick's Day Rainbow in a jar

Instructions: Place some of the rolos in the bottom of the jar to create one layer. Separate the colors of the skittles and layer each color until the entire jar is full. Print out a Free printable download on a colored printer (I found mine at I heart naptime). Cut out the printable and use a hole punch for the string. Tie the printable around the rainbow jar with a fun colored string and that is it!

St Patrick's Day rainbow in a Jar