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Cactus Valentine Wreath

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This cactus Valentine wreath is a nice and easy paper plate Valentine’s Day craft for kids. You can use it to decorate the fireplace or a door. Great for preschoolers or older kids to make in the classroom or at home.

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We love paper plate crafts and here are 45 paper plate Valentine crafts. They are simple and fun to create. What’s there not to love?

We like to combine them with yarn crafts, too. But this cactus Valentine wreath uses just a paper plate and colored paper. Plus it comes with a free template.

Easy Valentine cactus craft for kids

I like to decorate our house for each holiday and use my kids’ crafts whenever possible.

We have two cactus Valentine wreaths, one made by my preschooler and the other one by my kindergartner, and they are both hanging by the fireplace.

One on each side of the fireplace. I wrote the year on the back of the paper plates and will use them in the future too.

We also like making DIY Valentine cards for the teachers, from heart bee and ladybug cards to bear heart cards.

Heart cactus Valentine craft for kids

Check out our  Valentine crafts for kids for more craft ideas. 

Cactus Valentine wreath

Paper plate cactus Valentine craft for kids

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Supplies:

How to make a cactus Valentine craft

Start by cutting out the central circle of the paper plate.

Green paper plate

Paint the paper plate rim green.

You can use a paint brush or a paint sponge. We prefer using paint sponges to paint our paper plates as it’s easier and faster.

Set the paper plate aside to dry completely. 

TIP: Use a lighter shade of green than the construction paper so that your cactus will stand out in the middle of the wreath.

cactus

Use the cactus Valentine wreath template (You get it emailed to you as a free gift by signing up to our newsletter. ) to cut out the cactus, flower pot and pot rim. The template comes with 2 cactus versions – choose your favorite. Use brown paper for the flower pot and light brown paper for the pot rim.

Glue two small googly eyes on the cactus. Use a black marker to draw the mouth.

Cut out a few hearts and glue some on the cactus.

Glue the cactus onto the paper plate.

flower pot with cactus

Add the flower pot under the cactus.

Free hugs

Write “Free Hugs” on the flower pot rim and glue it on top of the flower pot.

Cactus with hearts

Decorate the paper plate with more red hearts.

Cactus Valentine wreath

Cactus Valentine wreath

An adorable paper plate Valentine wreath. FREE HUGS from a cute cactus!

Materials

  • cactus Valentine wreath template - find it at the end of the post
  • paper plate
  • green craft paint
  • construction paper: green, brown, light brown and red
  • 2 googly eyes
  • black marker
  • glue

Tools

  • scissors
  • heart punch
  • paintbrush or paint sponge

Instructions

Start by cutting out the central circle of the paper plate.

Paint the paper plate rim green. You can use a paint brush or a paint sponge. We prefer using paint sponges to paint our paper plates as it’s easier and faster. Set the paper plate aside to dry completely. TIP: Use a lighter shade of green than the construction paper so that your cactus will stand out in the middle of the wreath.

Use the cactus Valentine wreath template (You get it emailed to you as a free gift by signing up to our newsletter. ) to cut out the cactus, flower pot and pot rim. The template comes with 2 cactus versions - choose your favorite. Use brown paper for the flower pot and light brown paper for the pot rim.

Glue two small googly eyes on the cactus. Use a black marker to draw the mouth.

Cut out a few hearts and glue some on the cactus.

Glue the cactus onto the paper plate.

Add the flower pot under the cactus.

Write "Free Hugs" on the flower pot rim and glue it on top of the flower pot.

Decorate the paper plate with more red hearts.

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