Preschool Desert Arts and Crafts



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Cactus
Submitted by Barbara
What You Need:
  • Potato or cucumber or paper or play dough
  • Toothpicks
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Either give your children a potato with the bottom cut off or a piece of paper cut into the shape of a cactus. Let them stick toothpicks in it and paint it to make it look like a cactus.
Sand Painting
Submitted by Carla
What You Need:
  • Glue
  • Sand
What You Do:
  • Have your children paint a picture with glue. They can then sift sand on top of their picture. This will cause their painting to look like it was painted with sand!
Desert Scene
Submitted by Blair
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Various Other Art Supplies
What You Do:
  • Give your children the materials and tell them to create a desert scene.
    Some great scenes that my children have done are:
    *One child used different colored chalks (red, pink, purple, and yellow) to make streaks (sunset) on black paper while gluing on green cactuses.
    *Another child painted a ghost town.
Cactus
Submitted by Mindy
What You Need:
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Paint (and perhaps sponges for painting)
  • Leaves, Twigs, and,Grass
  • Scissors
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Precut a cactus shapes from white construction paper and then, using green paint, have the children marble paint the cobra. You can then paste the cactus on another sheet of paper and have the children use the other supplies (twigs, grass, etc) to make a desert scene.
Adobe House
Submitted by Jill
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Sand
What You Do:
  • Make a house outline on a piece of paper. Then give them brown or tan paint mixed with sand. Let them paint the house to form an Adobe House.
Scratchy Cactus
Submitted by Sarah
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Green Paint
  • Liquid Starch
  • Salt or Sand
What You Do:
  • Have your children outline a cactus on light green or white construction paper. Then provide them with a mixture of liquid starch, salt, and green tempura paint. Let your children paint their cactuses. When they dry they will fill scratchy.
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