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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! It’s the perfect gift to show their love and appreciation for everything they do!

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.

Your kids will work their fine motor skills as they cut and glue the pieces together, and will be so proud to have made Mom something special for Mother’s Day!

So why not give this adorable cactus card a try? Download the free printable template below and get started!

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

Mother’s Day Craft Printable

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Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the cactus template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity.

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First, grab a dark green marker and draw vertical lines along all the cactus pieces.

hand drawing vertical lines onto Mother's Day cactus craft

Now, switch to a light green marker and have the kids draw spines along the vertical lines.

hand drawing spines onto Mother's Day cactus craft

Take the eyes and help your child glue them just above the mouth, on both sides of the cactus.

hand gluing eye to Mother's Day cactus craft

Next, let your kids add the cheeks just below the eyes and glue them in place.

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 cactus piece.

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

Finally, encourage your kids to glue the pot to the front and lower part of the cactus base. Write a special message on the front of the pot.

hand gluing pot to Mother's Day cactus craft

Be sure to check out our summer crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun activities like this one!

finished example of Mother's Day cactus craft

Activities For Kids

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!

From creating some different cards to sharing a good book, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Mom on her special day. Keep reading for some creative ways to make Mother’s Day even more special.

Children’s Books About Mom

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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Mother’s Day Projects For Kids

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

Guinea Pig Card Craft For Kids – Our guinea pig is a fun and easy way for kids to show their mom or nana how much they love them. This great activity is 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 the 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. It would also make a cute activity for Valentine’s Day! The free template is available as an instant download, so you can get started right away.

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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 creation is easy to make and has a free template to download, so your kids can get making in no time at all.

Pirate Mother’s Day Craft – Your little pirates will love making this card for Mother’s Day! Whether you’re creating at home or school, these sweet pirate cards are a great way to spread love to Mom on her special day.

Have your kids fill in their cards with loving messages and doodles – the end result will show Mom just how much they care!

Kids’ Mother’s Day Activities

For an adorable Mother’s Day gift, why not try these printable Mother’s Day coupons? They give your child a chance to flex their creative muscles by writing and drawing out special coupons just for Mom! With so many fun things to cash in on, any Mom would be thrilled to get these special coupons.

Our Mother’s Day color by numbers activity is a great way to practice math and have fun. Download the free printables, get your crayons or markers, and let the coloring begin!

Your children will love watching their work come alive as they color in the shapes and numbers. They also make fantastic gifts for Mom – she will treasure these beautiful pictures forever!

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Finally, don’t forget our Mother’s Day dot to dot activity printables! Your kids can work on their hand-eye coordination by connecting the dots and filling in the shapes. Any child will be amazed at the cute illustrations they’ll uncover! Plus, this fun activity is both entertaining and educational; what’s not to love?

This All About Mom printable is the perfect Mother’s Day activity for your kids. Mom will love all the fun details and facts her children write about her!

From her favorite color to what she laughs at most, this free printable is a great keepsake Mom will cherish forever! The best part? Your little ones will work on their handwriting and creative skills as they complete the page.

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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 both sides 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.

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Mothers Day Cactus Template

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Natalie Kluck

Monday 15th of April 2024

Can I get this template please? Thank you!

Sam

Monday 15th of April 2024

Of course! All you need to do is click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

madeline

Wednesday 10th of April 2024

So cute and simple for kindergartners!

Sam

Wednesday 10th of April 2024

So glad to hear that!

Chellee

Tuesday 9th of April 2024

Please send me the Mother's Day Cactus Craft. Thank you so much.

Sam

Wednesday 10th of April 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Ashley

Friday 2nd of February 2024

Can you please email me the Mother's Day Cactus Craft?

Sam

Monday 5th of February 2024

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Sanel

Thursday 11th of May 2023

This is such a cute craft!!!

Sam

Friday 12th of May 2023

Thanks so much!

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