Are you looking for fun and creative popsicle stick crafts for kids? These cactus popsicle stick crafts are easy and fun for all ages!

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Cactus Popsicle Stick Crafts!

My kids had so much fun creating these cactus popsicle stick crafts!

They are great for kids of all ages.

My 6 and 9 year olds cut the pieces for their cactus, glued them and colored them.

For my four year old I assembled the cactuses and then she colored them. Toddlers will also have fun coloring these cactus crafts!

Cactus Craft

We created these popsicle stick cactuses for a specific project.

My kids wanted a sensory bin to use their desert animals in, so the Desert Sensory Bin was born!

And what does a desert need? Besides rocks and lizards? Cactuses!

You can find out how to make the Desert Sensory Bin here.

Desert Sensory Bin


Popsicle stick crafts for kids

What you will need to make the popsicle stick cactuses:

Green Craft Sticks (aka popsicle sticks)

Glue Sticks


Black Marker

Red Marker

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Crafts with popsicle sticks

How to assemble the popsicle stick cactuses:

To make a cactus you will need one whole popsicle stick and two popsicle sticks each cut into 5 equal pieces.

If you only want to give your cactus two arms then you will only need one stick cut into pieces. We did a mixture of three and two armed cactuses.

Each cactus arm will use two cut pieces.

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After you have your pieces cut, glue them onto the full popsicle stick using your glue sticks. Preschoolers and older children can glue them themselves.

We glued three pieces sticking out sideways from the cactus on the backside of the cactus. If you decide to only make two arms then glue only two pieces.

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Next glue another piece to the end of each sideways piece. This second piece should be going up and down.

My kids liked the way the rounded end pieces of the popsicle sticks looked for these pieces.

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After all of the pieces are glued on, its time to color!

We used a black marker to draw the spines of the cactus. Or as we say, the “spikey things” lol.

We also drew little round and oval spots to look like holes that birds and other animals make so that they can live in the cactus.


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Then using the red marker or a red ball point pen, we drew little round berries on the ends of our cactus arms.

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And that’s it!

You now have super cute popsicle stick cactuses!

Popsicle Stick Crafts


As I mentioned above, we used our cactuses in the Desert Sensory Bin.

What will you use your popsicle stick cactuses for?

Leave me a comment below and let me know!

Happy crafting!