While I’m emotionally not ready for him to already turn a year old, I am very excited about his taco fiesta! I mean, I get to make cute things like cactus to decorate the backyard with! And hey I figured you might want to throw a fiesta of your own, so let’s make some cactus together!
- Exacto Knife
- Green Spray Paint
- White Acrylic Paint
- Small Brush
- Tissue Paper
- Paper Clip
1 With an exacto knife, cut out two cactus shapes from your cardboard. Cut slits in the centre, one of them from the top, the other from the bottom.
2 Spray paint the cardboard and allow to fully dry. With a small brush, paint strokes to resemble spikes with white paint.
3 Slide the two cactus pieces together. You may have to jiggle it around a bit to get it to fit. If the bottoms are crooked, use an exacto to trim them evenly.
4 To make a flower, cut 5-10 (your choice depending how full you want it) sheets of tissue paper into a rectangle, approximately 7×12. Make one inch folds and fold back and forth like a fan. Fold in half and trim the edges to make a point.
5 Uncoil a paper clip and wrap it around the centre of the tissue paper, twisting it at the bottom to secure it.
6 Pull the pieces of tissue paper apart and shape into a flower.
7 Push the paper clip through the cardboard where you want it placed.
8 Spread the paper clip ends to secure it in place.
If you want to make arms like the large cactus prop above, cut them out and paint as described in the steps. Then if your cardboard allows, cut a slit between the cardboard sides and slide it into place. Secure with hot glue. Or you can simple hot glue it on.