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Make your own cactus friend

Houseplants are a great thing to add around the house, but they need to be looked after. They need different amounts of sunlight, different temperatures, and water Here’s how you can make your own cactus that doesn’t need any care at all – it will always look happy!

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To get started, you’ll need:

  • Smooth rocks
  • Thick paint (acrylic paint works best)
  • Paintbrush
  • PVA glue
  • Mini pots
  • Googly eyes
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Step 1: Pick the right rocks

  • You can use rocks from your garden, or you can collect some on a walk, or at the beach
  • Make sure they’re smooth so that they’re easier to paint and that they’ll fit well in your pot
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Step 2: Start painting

  • Clean your rocks and let them dry
  • Then use green paint to cover your rock, leave it to dry
  • Once your first layer of paint is dry, use white or black paint to add spikes
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Step 3: Add the finishing touches

  • To help the paint stay and make your rock shiny, add a layer of PVA glue – make sure you cover the whole rock
  • Once the glue is completely dry, you can give your cactus friend a face by adding two googly eyes and a mouth
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Step 4: Find a home

  • With your cactus ready, you can place it into the pot – it also needs a name!
  • Then you can help it find a new home, maybe beside your other houseplants
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Don’t forget to share your cactus friends with us in their new homes. 

We’d love to see how they turned out. Use #DobbiesLittleSeedlings and tag us