DIY Rock Cactus Craft – Painting Stones

If you’re one of those who can’t keep a plant alive (I am) this DIY rock cactus craft is just the thing to make!

Cactus Rock Painting Craft for Kids

Rock painting is great activity both for kids and grown ups.
Beautiful DIY Rock Cactus Craft

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DIY Rock Cactus Craft – Painting Rocks

What you need

  • river stones in different shapes (long oval flat ones work out best)
  • acrylic paint – different shades of green, white (can also use Tulip dimensional paint for spines)
  • paint brush
  • pot
  • decorative sand


First thing you need to do is to wash the rocks to get any dust and dirt off of them. Once they are clean and dry color them green. Let the paint to dry completely.


Now take white acrylic paint or Tulip dimensional paint and draw spines. You can draw them in many different ways – straight dashed lines, pointing in different directions, spots… Let it dry


Fill the pot halfway with decorative sand. Stick in the painted rock cactus and add more decorative sand around them, filling the pot to the top.

Your rock cactus craft is all done! Now you have a plant that will never, ever die 🙂

Rock Cactus Craft

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