Come on, get a prickle on kids!
Help junior crafters create fun 3D desert plants
get started on this cactus-themed craft project by sketching out the striking silhouettes of prickly plants on foamcore board. Ask a grown-up to cut out your designs, then use water-based paints and marker pens to make them look like the real deal. You can even pin on bright tissue-paper flowers before ‘planting’ them in terracotta pots.
Bit by bit!Take your cactus-making game to the next level by cutting slots in multiple roundish branches and joining them together. Reduce the size of each branch extending from the main body.Straight upTissue-paper flowers in pastel pink add a burst of pretty colour to this classic-looking cactus. Just slot the two shapes of the cactus body together to make it appear 3D, then use dressmaker's pins to attach the flowers.The three amigos! Bunch a trio of cacti in a wide-mouthed terracotta pot – just stagger their heights and draw ribs on each plant with a marker.
Curvy cactus Bright paint, glossy varnish and tissuepaper blooms bring this beauty to life! Instructions over page Little fellaUse foamcore offcuts to make mini cacti to complete your patch of plants. You just need a smaller container to suit. The best bit? These pots start at $1 from Bunnings. Hey, spike!The only thing missing here is a sombrero-wearing passer-by! PS, note how the main silhouette is supported by a central column.