DIY: Popsicle Stick Cactus Friends Kid Craft

  • 01 of 07

    DIY: Popsicle Stick Cactus Friends Kid Craft

    Our Popsicle Stick Cactus Friends Kid Craft idea is the one plant that no one can kill or need to ever remember to water! Plus they make for awesome decor and/or pretend play pieces afterwards!

    With just simple supplies like popsicle sticks, green craft paint and a little cardstock – you and your child can pull this “prick” free kid craft activity together in no time!

    So don’t worry about the dirt, the watering OR the yucky mess – we got you covered with our simple step-by-step tutorial below!...MORE Happy crafting my friends!!!

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  • 02 of 07

    Supplies for Popsicle Stick Cactus Friends Kid Craft

    • Jumbo Popsicle Sticks {3 per cactus friend}
    • Mini Popsicle Sticks {2 per cactus friend}
    • Green Craft Paint
    • Paint Brush
    • Small Paper Plate
    • Green Colored Cardstock
    • Scissors
    • School Glue
    • Black Marker
    • Wiggle Eyes {2 per cactus friend}
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  • 03 of 07

    Step One for Popsicle Stick Cactus Friends Kid Craft

    First grab THREE jumbo popsicle sticks and TWO mini sized ones {this is per cactus friend you want to make}

    Lay the three jumbo popsicle sticks next to each other, one by one, on a flat surface. Now grab your two mini popsicle sticks and glue them the other direction to create a fence.

    Once all the popsicle sticks are glued together, set it aside to let it all dry completely. Repeat for each cactus friend you want to make.

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  • 04 of 07

    Step Two for Popsicle Stick Cactus Friends Kid Craft

    When your piece is dry have children paint the front of it completely green, while you cut out two cactus arms from the green cardstock.

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  • 05 of 07

    Step Three for Popsicle Stick Cactus Friends Kid Craft

    Next glue those cardstock pieces in place as well as the two wiggle eyes to give your friend life!

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  • 06 of 07

    Step Four for Popsicle Stick Cactus Friends Kid Craft

    To finish off the Popsicle Stick Cactus Friends, grab your black marker and start making small x's all over your piece to represent the needles on the cactus. At this point in time, you can also add other embellishments you see fit {think hairbows, glitter or even some rhinestones for a girly customized look}

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  • 07 of 07

    Finished Popsicle Stick Cactus Friends Kid Craft

    When it's all complete and looks exactly how you like it - display proudly! This can be done by propping your finished piece against something, adding magnets to the back for displaying on the fridge or hot gluing string to the back for easy hanging. Whatever you do with it - have fun!