How cute is this?! Transform the normal house plants on the windowsill and give pebbles a new lease of life with this adorable pebble cactus craft project – it’s perfect for making with kids!
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This time is challenging for parents and children alike so the team at Klorane, the French Eco Haircare range, have come up with some fun ideas to keep busy and learn about nature while being creative at the same time.
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How To Make Your Own Pebble Cactus
We all have a few pebbles in our homes: either hidden at the back of our cupboards or at the bottom of boxes, picked up during holidays at the beach.
Nothing could be simpler – all you need is a few pebbles, some paint, a little imagination… and you’re off.
Here’s how to turn simple pebbles into beautiful plants. You could make a forest of cacti!
You Will Need
- A nice little jar or plant pot
- Washable and child-friendly poster paint
- Soil or sand, or brown paper or newspaper
- Some round and flat pebbles of various sizes
What To Do
1. Choose the pebbles
Let your child choose the stones that will be used to create their cactus.
2. The first coat of paint
Paint all the pebbles green, with a brush or with their fingers. We recommend painting each pebble a different shade of green: can you try to create an Apple Green, a Castleton Green, a Kelly Green, or Pine Green.Then, let the pebbles dry.
You might need to apply a second base coat of paint if you want a more prominent colour because stones absorb the colour and paint more easily.
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3. Decorate the pebbles
When decorating let your imagination (and your brush) guide you! Use white paint for cacti and add small dots, lines, zigzags or crosses for the cactus spines…
(You could also make plants/trees out of your pebbles, with small leaves, flowers or straight dashes for pine needles.)
4. Assemble the scene
Fill your pot with soil or sand, or brown paper if you don’t have soil around. Just crumple paper into ball to help the pebbles stand up.
Then place the pebbles in the jar, put the biggest stones at the back and the smallest in front.
If you want, you can fill the surface with tiny stones to hide the soil.
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Thanks to Klorane for providing us with this fun project.
Klorane is renowned for its gentle, effective products, and its classic ranges – Oat and Chamomile are perfect for all the family. With a focus on one key ingredient to treat each hair concern, Klorane is committed to protecting hair, and the environment in the process.
Klorane’s Eco Commitment:
- Plant-based innovation through cutting-edge technology and the skill of in-house experts (botanists, agronomists, biologists, and pharmacists).
- Protecting biodiversity and ensuring the continued existence of resources and supply with a policy of sustainable development adapted to the 212 plants and 410 plant extracts the Group works with.
- A guarantee of efficacy and safety, an approach derived from the company’s pharmaceutical culture.
- Respect for all of the partners, farmers, extractors, growers, and suppliers.
Have you tried this fun pebble cactus project? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!