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Mother’s Day Cactus Craft [Free Template]

Mother’s Day is coming up and kids are probably wondering what to get Mom or Nana.

Kids can make this super-cute Mother’s Day cactus craft for them!

This project will take just a few minutes, and kids can give it their own personal touch with markers, stickers, or other embellishments.

It also makes a great classroom project – kids can make one for their mom, grandma, or even Aunt!

So why not give it a try? Download the free template below and get started!

Also, be sure to check out all of our Mother’s Day crafts for kids.

Cactus Mother’s Day Craft

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Cactus template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the cactus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding Mother's Day cactus craft template

Use a dark green marker to draw vertical lines along all the pieces of the cactus. Use a light green marker to draw spines along the vertical lines.

hand drawing vertical lines onto Mother's Day cactus craft
hand drawing spines onto Mother's Day cactus craft

Take the eyes and glue them just above the mouth, on either side of the cactus. Next, glue the cheeks just below the eyes.

hand gluing eye to Mother's Day cactus craft
hand gluing cheek to Mother's Day cactus craft

Place the two small pieces and glue them to the top and back of the main piece of the cactus.

hand gluing smaller cactus pieces to Mother's Day cactus craft

Next, glue the pot to the front, lower part of the cactus base.

hand gluing pot to Mother's Day cactus craft

Finish up by writing a special message on the front of the pot.

Don’t you just love how cute this little cactus turns out? It’s so simple too!

Mother's Day cactus craft

More Mother’s Day Ideas

Keep the theme of Mother’s Day going with these fun Mother’s Day ideas. These are great for kids to do to learn and prepare for Mother’s Day!

Reading aloud with your kids not only gives them an opportunity to explore new vocabulary and use their imagination but also learn at the same time. We always recommend starting off any theme with books. Below are some of the most popular books are Mom:

I Turned My Mom Into A Unicorn – If your child loves the Ted and Friends books, they’ll get a chuckle out of this one about Ted’s mom! Ted feels his mom is too grumpy, but when he turns his mom into a unicorn, will everything be fixed? This book is short and simple for young kids and shares the message of appreciating the goodness in their lives.

The Night Before Mother’s Day – These books are always fun and sweet and this one is no different! Read this story to see how a dad and his two daughters prepare to pamper mom for Mother’s Day!

What Not To Give Your Mom On Mother’s Day -Follow a boy and his mom in a story of all the things you shouldn’t give to your mom, unless she’s an animal. This is a simple story kids will enjoy with a cute message at the end!

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Why not let your kids have fun by engaging them in creative activities that will also improve their fine motor skills? These craft ideas are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!

Guinea Pig Card Craft For Kids – This guinea pig craft is a fun and easy way for kids to show their mom or nana how much they love them. It’s simple to make and can be done in just a few minutes, making it the perfect last-minute activity! Plus, who doesn’t love adorable guinea pigs?

Panda Mother’s Day Craft – This is a great way to get the kids involved in Mother’s Day festivities. It’s simple enough that they can do it by themselves, plus it’ll put a smile on Mom or Grandma’s face.

Llama Mother’s Day Card Craft – Show your mom some love this Mother’s Day with a handmade card straight from the heart of your little one. This llama-themed craft is easy to make and has a free template to download, so your kids can get crafting in no time at all.

hand holding Mother's Day cactus craft

Kids will love giving their mom these printable Mother’s Day coupons. They can color them in and write special messages too. Mom will appreciate the thoughtfulness and all the activities that her kids planned just for her!

Mom will love these adorable printable Mother’s Day coloring pages. Kids will enjoy spending time coloring these cute animals with their babies. It’s a fun and easy way to show Mom how much you love her!

This All About Grandma printable is the perfect way for kids to learn more about their grandma. They can fill out this page with fun facts, stories, and more! It’s a great Mother’s Day activity that will keep them entertained and learning.

Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Activities For Kids

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Mother's Day Cactus Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Looking for a fun and easy Mother's Day activity that kids can make? This Mother's Day cactus craft is perfect!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Cactus template

Instructions

  1. Download the cactus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Use a dark green marker to draw vertical lines along all the pieces of the cactus. Use a light green marker to draw spines along the vertical lines.
  3. Take the eyes and glue them just above the mouth, on either side of the cactus. Next, glue the cheeks just below the eyes.
  4. Place the two small pieces and glue them to the top and back of the main piece of the cactus.
  5. Next, glue the pot to the front, lower part of the cactus base.
  6. Finish up by writing a special message on the front of the pot.

Did you make this craft?

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Cactus Mothers Day Template

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Katey Secor

Thursday 5th of May 2022

This is so cute!

Sam

Thursday 5th of May 2022

Thank you!

Connie Kissee

Thursday 5th of May 2022

Awesome card! I would like the template, please.

Sam

Thursday 5th of May 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you ๐Ÿ™‚

Heather

Monday 25th of April 2022

Template please

Sam

Monday 25th of April 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you ๐Ÿ™‚

KELLY CORNMAN

Monday 25th of April 2022

template please

Sam

Monday 25th of April 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa

Monday 25th of April 2022

Can't wait to make this with my class!

Sam

Monday 25th of April 2022

Good! Hope they enjoy it!

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