If you've been following along with our #ArtTheAlphabet challenge on Instagram, we are on Letter C week.  Our Cardboard Cactus Crown is such a fun one to make!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardstock
  • Stapler
  • 1 Inch Paper Punch
  • Single Paper Punch

Create it!

Step 1: Cut a strip of cardboard for the crown band, Staple the ends together.

Step 2: Cut cactus shapes from cardboard. Paint the shapes green and allow them to dry.

Step 3: Decorate cactus shapes using white paint to make dots and lines. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 4: Glue the cardboard cactus shapes to the crown band.

Step 5: From cardstock, use the paper punches (or cut with scissors) to make flowers by gluing the single paper punch piece on top of a circle from the 1 inch paper punch.

Step 6: Cut around the edges of the flower to create a fringe for flower petals.

Step 7: Glue the flowers to the cacti on the crown.

For a birthday or just for fun - make your own cardboard cactus crown!