Cute Paper Cup Cactus Craft

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Summer is heading our way and we are starting to think about some fun Summer Crafts for Kids. We recently shared some stunning strawberries.. how about some cactus crafts today?

I welcome back the lovely Start Creative Studios for a fabulous Paper Cup Cactus Crafts for Kids! It is just SO CUTE! More guest posts here.

Adorable Cactus made from a paper cup

With this extra time at home, have you taken up caring for plants? We’ve added a plant or two to our collection, I have to admit! If you are looking for a plant craft that only needs a few simple supplies, this one is it!

Materials needed for your paper cup cactus

  • Paper Cup
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Tiny Dot Stickers
  • Plastic Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardstock, optional

How to make a cactus from paper cups!

Create it!

Time needed: 30 minutes

All you need is one paper cup and some paints to make this adorable Cactus decoration. So fun!

Perfect as Summer Decorations or why not make them into “Stuck on You” Valentine’s Cactus Crafts?

  1. Paint the paper cup

    Paint the bottom 2/3 portion of a paper cup and allow it to dry.

  2. Cut off the base to make a pot

    Carefully poke the scissors into the cup and cut the top, unpainted portion of the cup off – keeping it intact so it forms a ring. If your cup doesn’t already have printing on it, use paint, stickers or colored tape to decorate it if you’d like!

  3. Add the paper cup cactus prickles

    Add dot stickers to the painted portion of the cup. If you don’t have dot stickers, use a single whole paper punch on cardstock and glue the tiny dots to the cup.

  4. Put the cactus in the “cup”

    Place the painted portion of the cup into the top ring that was cut off in Step 2.
    Adorable Cactus made from a paper cup

  5. Decorate the Cactus with eyes and flowers

    Add plastic eyes to the cactus.
    If you’d like to add a flower, cut one out of cardstock and add a dot sticker for the center.
    Glue the flower to the cactus.
    Final cactus details

With just a few supplies, you can create a super fun succulent and maybe even start a little collection of your own!

Adorable Cactus made from a paper cup

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Adorable Cactus made from a paper cup