Cactus Making Craft for Children

At Courtyard Early Learning Center they had so much fun doing a fun craft where they made a cactus out of construction paper and then used a fork to paint-on its pins!

Materials needed for the craft

To do your own cactus making craft you will need:

  • Any color construction paper for mounting (yellow or orange works well to look like a desert)
  • Green construction paper (this will be your cactus)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Dark green paint or brown paint (tempera or acrylic works well)
  • Paper plate
  • Plastic fork

How to do the cactus making craft

Follow these steps to make your own cactus:

  1. Take your green construction paper and cut it into the shape of a cactus.
  2. Glue your cactus onto your construction paper that you are using for mounting.
  3. Wait for the glue to dry.
  4. Squirt your paint onto the paper plate.
  5. Dip your plastic fork into the paint and use it as a paintbrush to draw lines on your cactus–these look like the pins found on real-life cacti!
  6. Repeat painting the lines until you are done.
  7. Wait for the paint to dry.
  8. Display your cactus you made!

Source for photos: Courtyard Early Learning Center

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