Mini Milk carton, emptied and rinsed, with the top half cut off
One pipe cleaner
Hot Glue Gun
Have the child(ren) paint the milk carton black, then set out on a newspaper to dry
Have them paint the buttons gold. Set those out to dry as well
Hot glue the pipe cleaner tips onto the inside of the milk carton to act as a handle (or punch holes in carton and twist them on)
After the buttons (coins) are dried, have the child(ren) count them.
You can even play a leprechaun hide-and-seek game by hiding the coins and giving out clues on where they are.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2012!