20 Cute Cactus Crafts for Kids
Think cacti are cute? Well, we’ve got some adorable cactus crafts for kids today, with something for every age group out there!
I think I’m a lot like a cactus. I’m pretty low maintenance. Give me some food and water and I’ll be fine standing in one place. Bother me too much and I might turn prickly!
Maybe that’s one reason cacti are so popular – in pretty much every field! They’re all over clothes and accessories, in toys, interior design and stationery. While cacti have always been a part of fiestas, now there are cute birthday parties and baby showers based on this succulent.
While real cacti are prickly, fictional ones are often cute, and they’re surprisingly easy to draw, even for kids! So we decided that we would have some fun with the cactus, by rounding up the best cactus crafts for kids that we could find. There’s something for every age here, from toddlers to teens!
20 Cute Cactus Crafts for Kids
1. Painted Rock Cactus Garden Craft
Want a cactus plant but don’t have time to care for it? No problem, Woo Jr. has the perfect solution – rock cacti! These painted rock succulents look really pretty and can brighten up any drab corner of your home.
2. Paper Cactus Craft
Can you believe the cacti you see in the picture above are made of paper? Yes, these crafts are from Abbi Kirsten and they’re all made from craft paper. Try these to get a full set of different kinds of cacti!
3. Pom Pom Cactus
Laura Radniecki has a super cute cactus craft with pom poms! This is a fun craft for those learning to make pom poms for the first time and you can make them in any color of yarn or wool that you have.
4. Cactus Pincushion
This cactus project from A Beautiful Mess makes a great gift for Mother’s Day or for grandmothers on their birthday. The pins work as the spines of the cactus – isn’t that a genius idea?
5. DIY Cactus Plants
Do you think DIY decor looks….well.. DIY? The Crafted Sparrow has a gorgeous craft that’s perfect for an elegantly styled room and looks so professional people will ask where you bought it from!
6. DIY Cactus Ring Holder
Need a place to rest your rings and jewelry? Native + Sol shows us how to make a pretty little ring dish that is a great gift for fashionistas. It’s also a good place to rest your keys as soon as you walk in the door.
7. Cactus Embroidery Hoop Art
Got a sewing beginner at home who’d like to experiment with some embroidery? Simple As That has an easy pattern that’s great to practice a few simple stitches and also turns into cute wall decor!
8. DIY Cardboard Cacti
Reaching Happy has a craft project that acts as a decor accent and also doubles up as a puzzle for little kids! This is a great project for siblings where the older one can cut out the pieces and the younger one can put the parts together.
9. Foam Cactus Decor
We love how The Crafted Sparrow turns ordinary foam into some cute cacti! This is a super easy craft and you can make it even more interesting by crafting the planters out of recycled materials.
10. 3 D Paper Cactus Craft
We love 3 D crafts – it adds a whole new dimension to the fun! I Heart Crafty Things teaches us how to make a bright and cheerful looking 3 D cactus craft – don’t miss the crumpled paper flowers!
11. Pipe Cleaner Cacti
There can’t be an easier way to make a cactus than with pipe cleaners, as we can see in this project from Handmade Charlotte. We love the addition of the pom pom flowers – so cute!
12. Handprint Cactus Card
Looking for an easy card to make this Mother’s Day? Check out this handprint card from Simple Everyday Mom – in the shape of a cactus! You can get ready made flower embellishments or make your own ouf of craft materials.
13. Toilet Paper Roll Cactus
Can you have a craft roundup without toilet roll crafts? Obviously not! Today, The Best Ideas for Kids is here to give us some quirky looking cactus crafts – they look so fun and perfect. Check out the egg carton planters!
14. DIY Papier Mache Cactus
If you’d like a project that’s a little more challenging, Design Sponge has something for you – made out of papier mache. Even if you’re a beginner with this, this project is simple enough to try out without messing up.
15. DIY Cactus Sunglasses Case
A Kailo Chic Life shows us how you can easily convert some felt or fabric into a sunglasses case – that looks cute and is functional at the same time! Makes a great gift during these summer months!
16. DIY Cactus Balloons
Planning a cactus party (after the pandemic)? Design Improvised shows us how to make a balloon cactus, which is easier than it seems! You can leave the cactus as it is, or add some pom pom flowers for effect.
17. Felt Cactus Craft
We love making felt plushies and other felt crafts, and that’s why we love this felt cactus craft from Benzie Design! These would be so cute to place on a desk and you can make them in all shades of green.
18. Sock Cactus Garden
We all seem to end up with sock orphans somehow or the other, and if you’ve got some lying around, DIY Candy has a project for you! Put those old socks to good use by turning them into fun and quirky succulents!
19. Black Glue Cactus Craft
I Heart Crafty Things has an art project for cactus lovers that involves black glue! This project is super easy but the result is quite impressive – we’d say the final pieces are frameworthy!
20. Easy Paper Cactus Craft
Krokotak has a really easy cactus craft that requires just crat paper and a cardboard roll. Just get out all your craft paper in different colors and have fun putting the craft together.
Even though we’ve called this roundup a list of cactus crafts for kids, there’re projects that even adults can make. Many of these are also great as gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day or birthdays. They’re also great to learn new crafting skills if you’re stuck at home – who knows, this might trigger a new hobby!