Cardboard Cactus
Artist and performer from Austin, TX
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Line up can with bottom of cardboard and trace.
1
Draw a cactus to fit inside the can. Extend lines all the way to the bottom.
2
Draw a center line from the top of the can mark to the bottom.
3
Cut out the cactus and trace it onto a second piece of cardboard.
4
Mark the top of the can. Draw a center line from this mark to the top of the cactus.
5
Cut out the second cactus. Cut the center line marks on each piece.
6
Slot the pieces together like a puzzle. You can glue them together for extra support.
7
Decorate your can with paint or wrap in fun paper.
9
Decorate the cactus with pompoms or tissue paper as flowers. You can used cut toothpicks for spikes.
10
Place the cactus in the can and place rocks around it for stability.
11
Make an entire cardboard garden! Cheers!
12
Pen or pencil
Scissors
Cardboard
Empty can
Pen or pencil
Scissors
Cardboard
Empty can
Acrylic Paint
Toothpicks
Small Pom Poms
Small rocks
Hot glue gun and glue