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Toothpick Cactus Craft for Kids

Succulents and cacti are all the rage right now, so try this cute toothpick craft with kids. Make a cool cactus that requires no water!

Skills Required: Beginner. Adults can do this craft, and also children. I recommend that kids 8+ attempt this craft because of the toothpicks. If you want to do it with young kids, just make sure it’s supervised.

Toothpick Craft: Make a Cool Cactus for Kids

Hello! It’s Megan from Homemade Ginger back with another fun tutorial! We’ve been doing a lot of fun summer crafts around here lately, like this slime recipe and this ice cream stick photo frame. I’ve gone another easy kids craft for you, and this time it’s a cactus craft. I just think it’s too cute!

Succulents and cacti are all the rage right now, why not let the kids make some that require no maintenance?

These would look adorable sitting on a bookshelf in a playroom and are so addicting to make! This is the perfect summer craft for kids or boredom buster. I promise they will love it.

Tissue paper, Mod Podge Matte, foam ball, paintbrush, and toothpicks

Toothpick Craft for Kids

Gather These Supplies

Mod Podging green tissue paper onto a styrofoam ball

Step One: Begin by putting a layer of Mod Podge on your Styrofoam ball with a foam brush. Place some tissue paper on the ball and add more Mod Podge on top. Once it’s dry, you can add more layers of tissue paper and Mod Podge if desired.

Painting toothpicks with lime green and peach acrylic paint

Step Two: Paint your toothpicks. To make painting easier, you can stick the toothpicks in an extra
Styrofoam ball while applying paint. When the paint is dry, cut or break the toothpicks
in half.

Sticking toothpicks into the dried Styrofoam ball

Step Three: Stick your toothpicks in the dried Styrofoam ball.

Toothpick cacti on top of terra cotta pots

Step Four: If desired, paint the terra cotta pots. When they are dry, place the toothpick cactuses in
the pots and enjoy!

Cute cactus craft for kids with Mod Podge

I hope you will make some of these friendly little cacti whether you have kids or not!

Make cute cacti with tissue paper, Mod Podge, and toothpicks

Don’t forget to let me know what you think about this fun and easy kids craft in the comments! I’d love for you to check out these other ideas as well:


Friday 19th of June 2015

These cacti are so cute! I want to make one just to put on my mantle!