It’s almost Cindo de Mayo, so why not celebrate it with a couple of cactus? Or is it cacti? Cactuses? I don’t know. Google says I can use any one of them. Cactuses is certainly the most fun to say. And I’ll take my jollies where ever I can find them. So, Cinco de Mayo Cactuses it is. Super simple, and yet another great craft you can make with the kids (or without, sometimes a girl just wants to get her craft on in peace).
Pot (the kind you put a plant in).
STEP ONE: Hunt for some rounded rocks in your back yard. Admittedly, some of the rocks we collected were less rounded than others. I thought that might be a problem, but some of the funny shaped ones ended up being my favorite.
STEP TWO: Paint your rocks solid green. We opted for three different shades. Light yellowy green for Violet, medium green for Mariyah, and dark green for me.
STEP THREE: Redirect your toddler when she forgets what craft you are working on, and starts making Apatosaurus handprints on the table.
STEP FOUR: Let first layer of paint dry.
STEP FIVE: Go through and add details to each cactus. Yellow and white make good colors for this. Some easy patterns: dots, stripes, X’s.
STEP SIX: Put your cacti/cactus/cactuses in a pot and call it a day.
Searching for a couple more awesome Cinco de Mayo ideas? Well then you’ve come to the right place! Check out what a few of my favorite blogging ladies have goin’ on this morning.
Cinco de Mayo Date Night Ideas, Little Blog on the Homestead
Key Lime Chicken Tacos, Goodie Godmother
Cinco de Mayo Cactuses, No Bohns About It
A Cinco de Mayo Wedding, An Aiming High Wife
Margarita Bars, Cook. Craft. Love.