We love seeing all the cute cacti around! This popular succulent isn’t just for fiestas, they’re found everywhere these days, even in craft time!
For an engaging project your kids will love, try this cactus tissue paper craft! The best part about this cactus? It’s not prickly and no one has to remember to water it!
Also, check out these summer crafts for kids for even more fun projects to keep boredom at bay!
Tissue Paper Cactus Printable
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Kids will feel accomplished once they have created their own cactus with just a few basic craft supplies. Build up their confidence with a simple and easy craft they can create with some colorful paper and glue!
Be sure to download our free template so kids will have a guide of right where to place their scrunched up tissue paper and finish it off with a cheerful expression!
The act of scrunching up and precisely gluing the pieces in place is great fine motor practice, so it’s a beneficial craft, too!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Tissue paper squares
- Cactus template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the cactus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Spread glue along a section of the cactus template.
Take some tissue paper, scrunch it up, and glue it on the spots you spread the glue. Repeat all along the cactus template until it is completely filled with tissue paper.
Next, take the eyes and glue them near the top of the center part of the cactus.
Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Glue the completed mouth just below the eyes.
Finish up by cutting off the lower part of the background paper.
We are sure your kids loved making this cactus craft. Be sure to check out our other tissue paper crafts too!
Summer Ideas For Kids
Include some crafts and activities into your child’s day this summer to keep them learning and engaged. Even while they’re on summer break, they can continue to grow and develop their skills.
If you’re looking for ideas on how to do just that, look no further. We have lots of kid-friendly projects that will be a hit this summer!
Summer Books For Kids
There are countless good reasons why reading books with your children is an excellent idea!
Reading books with your kids also helps improve their cognitive and language development, cultivates a love of learning and exploration, and expands their imaginations.
Some of our favorite summer books for kids are below.
How To Catch A Mermaid is the summer version of the classic “How To Catch” series! It’s perfect for mermaid fans and summer lovers alike!
Gorilla Loves Vanilla is all about, you guessed it – ice cream! This silly book will have kids laughing and asking for you to read it again and again.
Goodnight Pirate is a fun bedtime book to read to kids all summer long! They’ll love the illustrations, story, and rhyming words.
Summer Crafts For Kids
Crafting is one of our favorite activities because of all the benefits it provides! First off, we love seeing our kids have fun and enjoy creating something with their own two hands. They gain a sense of pride and are excited to show off their creations.
We also love that they’re able to practice loads of skills that will come in handy in their day to day life. Add some of our favorite crafts to your list of fun things to do this summer to start seeing your child blossom!
Mermaid Paper Bag Craft – This fun puppet craft will make a splash with your mermaids and merboys! Perfect craft for summertime or an ocean theme!
Grab the template and see the step-by-step instructions for how to bring these mermaids to life.
Paper Plate Pirate Craft – Rrr ye mateys, this here pirate craft will be all the rage with your little pirates. Set sail for craft time with a few basic supplies and a paper plate! Your little pirates can customize their pirate boys to look like themselves!
Ice Cream Handprint Craft – Summer and ice cream go hand in hand, so this craft is perfect this time of year! It makes a precious keepsake since it uses your little one’s handprints to create the perfect drippy ice cream cone!
Shark Tissue Paper Craft – Take a bite out of craft time with an awesome shark craft made with colorful tissue paper!
Your shark loving kids will love this fun way to learn about these ocean animals with a toothy grin. Download our template to make this craft easy and fun for your ocean explorers.
Summer Activities For Kids
We have the cutest ice cream matching game for you to print out this summer. Kids will love these fun and whimsical ice cream illustrations to play the game, memory, with.
This game is tons of fun, but while kids are having fun, they’re also practicing visual memory, pattern recognition, and taking turns. Download and print this game for some quality family time!
When it’s time to learn about the ocean, kids love learning more about sharks! Use these free printable shark worksheets to learn more about these amazing creatures and get some practice recognizing and writing the letter S.
They’ll complete a letter maze, handwriting practice, and label a shark with these three worksheets.
During the summer, kids can still be in a school…of fish! These adorable color by number fish printables will keep kids entertained and learning with these colorful pages.
Kids will be able to practice number recognition when they color in each number to reveal beautiful fish!
Kick off summer fun with some summer connect the dots worksheets! Kids will connect the dots to complete pictures of a swimmer, sand castle, crab, and watermelon slice.
This is a great opportunity for kids to practice counting all the way to 62 either by themselves or with a little guidance from you.
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More Summer Activities For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Tissue paper squares
- Cactus template
- Download the cactus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Spread glue along a section of the cactus template.
- Take some tissue paper, scrunch it up, and glue it on the spots you spread the glue. Repeat all along the cactus template until it is completely filled with tissue paper.
- Next, take the eyes and glue them near the top of the center part of the cactus.
- Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Glue the completed mouth just below the eyes.
- Finish up by cutting off the lower part of the background paper.