Who doesn’t love a good cactus craft? We recently traveled to Arizona for the first time, and my kids absolutely loved all of the giant cactuses.
So when we got home, it was all thing cactus. So this cute little cactus handprint craft did not disappoint.
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If you are a big fan of handprint crafts like we are, you are going to love this handprint cactus.
Not only are these handprint projects fun to make. They also make great keepsakes and gifts to friends and family.
Handprint Craft Details:
Age Group: 2 – 9 years
Difficulty: Easy – with the help of an adult
Time To Complete: 20 minutes
Two years of age is a great age to do crafts, especially handprint crafts, so we can remember just how small their hands really were.
However, for this project, 2-5-year-olds will need help with tracing and supervision cutting with kid-friendly scissors.
Supplies Needed To Make Cactus Handprint Craft
The supplies list for this craft is quite small. Like most crafts we make on Kidz Craft Corner, you can always supplement art supplies with items you do have.
Here’s what you’ll need to complete this handprint cactus:
Now that you have your supplies collected, let’s get started! I hope this cactus craft for kids will be a hit in your house like it was ours.
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Step 1: Trace out your handprint
Have your child trace out their handprint onto cardstock paper. Depending on your child’s age, help them trace out their own handprint.
Parent: Also, don’t forget to trace your own handprint. Doing the craft yourself makes the project even more fun. And your child will love that you are joining in and not just “helping.”
Must have craft supplies:
Step 2: Cut out a put for your handprint
Cut out a pot of choice for your future cactus to go into.
Make sure to use a different color piece of cardstock than the color you used for your handprint.
Step 3: Glue the cactus handprint to your pot
Now it’s time to glue together your pot and handprint.
Also, use a different color of cardstock and cut out a drip tray for your pot. This small little addition will have your cactus looking like a real cactus in a pot.
Step 4: Add decorations to your cactus
Now is the time to add any embellishments you might want on your cactus, along with the cactus spines.
So funny my daughter, son, and I didn’t even realize we were making the same colored cactuses and pots until our projects were completed.
Finished Cactus Handprint Craft
Here is the finished product!
If you want to turn your cactus handprint into a gift, you can handwrite a sweet message on the back. Or if you want to keep it as a keepsake, don’t forget to add the date.
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