These spike-tacular cactus classroom theme ideas are so much fun! Your sharp-witted students will absolutely love these crafty and colorful designs. A beautifully upgraded learning space just might even inspire your kids to work a little harder. After all, cactus makes perfect.
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1. Construct this paper cactus
This prickly papercraft is so easy to make!
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2. Jazz it up with flowers
Line your walls or bulletin board with paper cacti.
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3. Make a 3-D cactus garden
Put your 3-D cactus collection in varied pots like this craft idea.
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4. Make them the center of attention
Want to take the simpler route? These stand-alone paper cactus centerpieces would look great around the perimeter of your classroom.
Source: Oriental Trading
5. Make cactus-themed wall designs
This sweet display is the perfect prick-er, pick-me-up.
6. Sharpen your focus board
This “Lookin’ Sharp” focus board with those enormous googly eyes deserves a double-tap.
7. Build a class that sticks together
This vivid “stick together” motif is as lovely as it is encouraging. (Peep the small potted plant on the high-top table).
8. Plant the seeds for growth
This sweet cacti/succulent combo is making us swoon. You better believe this succer (get it?) is Insta-worthy.
9. Make a point of celebrating success
This gorgeous display is an awesome way to point to exceptional work.
10. Design personal bulletin boards
Students can design their own cactus bulletin board for a more personal touch.
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11. Label cactus cutouts with your students’ names
With a few shades of construction paper and a black Sharpie, you can easily create these cute name labels.
12. Craft this cactus-friendly door design
Alright, so there may be a limited number of cactus puns, but that doesn’t make this door any less adorable.
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13. Make everyone feel welcome
It doesn’t get much cuter than this cactus classroom door!
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14. Hang these cactus clothespins
Use these cactus clothespins to showcase student work, hang announcements, or even turn them into magnets for your whiteboard.
Buy it: Amazon cactus clothespins
15. Let them know they’re a sharp bunch
We’re stuck on this adorable cactus trim!
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16. Liven up your classroom
We give these cute cactus labels a green thumb’s up!
Source: Oriental Trading cactus labels
17. Cuddle up to a cactus pillow
Get a collection of cactus pillows like this one to spruce up your classroom.
18. Organize your flair pens and pencils
We’re green with envy over this cactus desktop organizer.
19. String up cactus garland
This cactus garland would look sharp over your whiteboard.
Source: Oriental Trading cactus garland
20. Blow up an inflatable cactus
No needles near this inflatable cactus. Why not make a little cacti forest?
21. Hang this eye-catching tapestry
Create a cactus accent wall that makes a statement!
22. Nurture a growth mindset
Encourage students to keep growing, no matter what!
23. Keep students motivated
Use classroom wall space to inspire kids every day!
Source: Oriental Trading cactus posters
24. Create a cactus classroom photo booth
Have a little role-play fun with these cute cactus accessories!
25. Drape this succulent cactus banner
Make it a banner year for your students!
Buy it: Amazon succulent banner
26. Fill these cactus storage bins
These fun bins are perfect for taming classroom clutter!
Buy it: Amazon cactus organizers
27. Frame the cutest borders
These removable cactus classroom borders will add a pop of color instantly.
Buy it: Amazon cactus trim
28. Elevate your ceiling with cactus lanterns
Make use of every usable space for your cactus classroom theme!
Source: Amazon hanging cactus lanterns
29. Add some twinkle to your classroom
These sweet string lights really brighten up a room!
Source: Amazon cactus string lights
30. Celebrate with this cactus birthday display
Make birthdays even more special with this fun cactus display!
Source: Amazon cactus bulletin board
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Hi! Would you mind putting me as the source and creator for #8? That is my bulletin board kit and a picture from my classroom! My IG is: @hangingwithmrshulsey
Yes, we’d be happy to add the attribution, thanks Anna!