30 concepts for the cactus classroom

These spike tacular cactus classroom ideas are so much fun! Your astute students will absolutely love these nifty and colorful designs. A beautifully upgraded study space might even inspire your kids to work a little harder. After all, cactus makes perfect.

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1. Build this paper cactus

This spiky papercraft is so easy to make!

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2. Embellish it with flowers

Line up your walls or notice board with paper cacti.

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3. Make a 3D cactus garden

Put your 3D cactus collection in a variety of pots like this craft idea.

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4. Make them the focus

Would you like to take the easier route? These standalone paper cactus centerpieces would look great in your classroom.

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5. Create wall designs with cactus motifs

This cute display is the perfect pick-me-up, pick-me-up.

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6. Sharpen your focus board

This “lookin ‘sharp” focus board with those huge googly eyes deserves a double tap.

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7. Build a class that holds together

This vivid “stick together” motif is as beautiful as it is encouraging. (Look at the little potted plant on the high table).

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8. Plant the seeds for growth

This cute cactus and succulent combo makes us pass out. They better believe this success is (get it?) Insta-worthy.

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9. Celebrate successes successfully

This gorgeous display is a great way to advertise exceptional work.

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10. Create personal bulletin boards

Students can design their own cactus bulletin board for a more personal touch.

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11. Label the cactus cutouts with the names of your students

With a few shades of construction paper and a black sharpie, you can easily create these cute name tags.

12. Create this cactus friendly door design

Okay, 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 that cactus classroom door!

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14. Hang these cactus clothespins

Use these cactus clothespins to showcase student work, hang up announcements, or even turn them into magnets for your whiteboard.

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15. Let them know that they are a sharp bunch

We’re stuck on this adorable cactus trimmings!

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16. Bring life to your classroom

We’re giving these cute cactus labels a green thumbs up!

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17. Snuggle up to a cactus pillow

Get a collection of cactus pillows like this one to spice up your classroom.

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18. Organize your flair pens and pencils

We’re green with envy of this cactus desktop organizer.

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19. Line up the cactus garland

This cactus garland would look sharp over your whiteboard.

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20. Blow up an inflatable cactus

No needles near this inflatable cactus. Why not create a small cactus forest?

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21. Hang this eye-catching tapestry

Create a cactus accent wall that makes a statement!

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22. Promote a growth mentality

Encourage students to keep growing no matter what!

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23. Keep students motivated

Use the wall in the classroom to inspire kids every day!

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24. Create a classroom photo booth with cacti

Have fun role-playing with these cute cactus accessories!

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25. Drape this juicy cactus banner

Make it a banner year for your students!

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26. Fill these cactus storage containers

These fun trash cans are perfect for taming the clutter in the classroom!

Buy: Amazon Cactus Organizer

27. Frame the cutest borders

These removable cactus classroom borders will instantly add a pop of color.

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28. Raise your ceiling with cactus lanterns

Use every usable space for your cactus classroom theme!

Source: Amazon hanging cactus lanterns

29. Bring some sparkle to your classroom

These cute fairy lights really brighten up a room!

Source: Amazon cactus fairy lights

30. Celebrate with this cactus birthday reminder

Make birthdays even more special with this fun cactus display!

Source: Amazon Cactus Bulletin Board

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