Cactus Crafts (Free Template)

Paper Cactus Craft with Free Template by Crafting Jeannie

Download the Free Printable Cactus Template and make this Easy Desert Activity for Preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Paper Crafts on CraftingJeannie.com!

heart cactus craft by Crafting Jeannie

Check out these adorable Cactus crafts! Kids will love making them. Get the Free Printable Cactus Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.

Did you know that there are over 1,700 different kinds of cacti? Read more at Wikepedia.com.

Make these 3 Cactus crafts for preschoolers while reading these Fun Books:

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your cactus craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

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Watch the Cactus Craft Video to do this simple desert activity for preschoolers.

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Template

Download the Free Printable Cactus Template. All three cacti templates are in on PDF file. You will be stapling the templates to sheets of colored paper to cut out the shapes.

cactus craft template by Crafting Jeannie
The Cactus Template PDF has everything you need to make this Preschool craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Cactus Craft Shapes

Stapling the cactus craft template to colored paper
Print the Free Printable Cactus Template and staple the pieces to multiple sheets of paper before cutting.

Once you have the print outs, staple them to construction paper and cut out the shapes you need.

Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting. Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Step 3: How to Assemble

Cactus Craft for Preschool by Crafting Jeannie

I recommend having a finished craft so the children can see what the final version will look like.

Saguaro Cactus Craft

Cactus craft with heart by Crafting Jeannie
  1. Glue the bottom of the saguaro cactus behind the pot.
  2. Glue the heart onto the pot.
  3. Use a black marker to draw on a face and a green marker to draw small spike lines.
  4. Don’t forget to write your name on the back! And you’re finished.
Glue pot onto bottom of paper cactus

Step 1: Glue the bottom of the saguaro cactus behind the pot.

gluing the heart onto the paper cactus pot

Step 2: Glue the heart onto the pot.

drawing a face onto the cactus craft

Step 3: Use a black marker to draw on a face and a green marker to draw small spike lines.Don’t forget to write your name on the back! And you’re finished.

Columnar Cactus Craft

cactus craft by crafting Jeannie
  1. Glue the bottom of the columnar cactus behind the pot.
  2. Glue the large flower piece onto the top of the cactus.
  3. Glue the middle circle onto the cactus flower.
  4. Use a black marker to draw on a face and a green marker to draw small spike lines.
  5. Don’t forget to write your name on the back! And you’re finished.
gluing the pot onto the preschool cactus craft

Step 1: Glue the bottom of the columnar cactus behind the pot.

glue the red flower onto the preschool cactus craft

Step 2: Glue the large flower piece onto the top of the cactus.

glue the flower center onto the cactus craft

Step 3: Glue the middle circle onto the cactus flower.

drawing a face onto the paper cactus

Step 4: Use a black marker to draw on a face and a green marker to draw small spike lines.
Don’t forget to write your name on the back! And you’re finished.

Heart Cactus Craft

heart cactus craft by Crafting Jeannie
  1. Glue the bottom of the heart cactus behind the pot.
  2. Glue the middle circle onto the cactus flower.
  3. Glue the large flower piece onto the top of the cactus.
  4. Use a black marker to draw on a face and a green marker to draw small spike lines.
  5. Don’t forget to write your name on the back! And you’re finished.
gluing the pot onto the heart cactus craft

Step 1: Glue the bottom of the heart cactus behind the pot.

gluing the center of the flower for the heart cactus craft

Step 2: Glue the middle circle onto the cactus flower.

gluing the flower onto the paper heart cactus

Step 3: Glue the large flower piece onto the top of the cactus.

drawing a face onto the heart cactus craft

Step 4: Use a black marker to draw on a face and a green marker to draw small spike lines.
Don’t forget to write your name on the back! And you’re finished.

And you’re finished!

Paper Cactus Craft with Free Template by Crafting Jeannie

This is a great craft for summer time or to learn about the desert. And it’s easy enough for preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea.

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If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Summer Crafts.

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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