Since my studio is located in Tucson, Arizona, I am often inspired by the beautiful Sonoran desert to create artwork that engages my students with the environment that is right outside our front door. However, these cactus-themed activities don’t just have to be enjoyed in the desert, they are great to integrate with science and nature lessons. All projects include easy-to-follow instructions that can even be left for a sub (bonus!).
The following cactus activities are included in this collection.
In this collection, there is something for everyone.
My Doodle Cactus activity was designed to be easy to do at home with whatever you have on hand. This also makes it great for any classroom teacher looking to infuse art into their lessons (affordably).
My Surrealism Art project is a humorous collage activity that lets students put pictures of themselves in their scenes. It’s a “Honey, I shrunk the kids” kind of project. I did this with my students during COVID-19 to try and lighten our stress.
My Desert Plants coloring pages are a no-prep way to allow students a moment of calm while unleashing their creativity, and the Pop Art Landscape is a fun and colorful project that allows students to get comfortable using paints and could be used as a way to expand upon my desert plant coloring pages.
I hope you found some of the ideas in this post helpful for you and your students. If you decide to use any of these projects with your students, please tag me on social media (@artwithjennyk) so I can cheer your students on!
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