Most Moms love the extra attention on Mother’s Day, but I know many Moms who look at it rather cynically. Their biggest grouse is the celebration of a single day, when Moms are on duty 24 x 7, 365 days of the year! And they do have a point, but that doesn’t make Mother’s Day any less special. Especially when your little ones come to you with a cute little gift they made with their own little hands!
Now that is something the most cynical Mom out there can’t resist! More often than not, kids would love to make their Moms something, but the problem is usually about finding the right craft. It should be easy, age-appropriate, pretty and most importantly – bring a smile to Mom’s face! To solve this problem, we’ve put together here 15 absolutely adorable Mother’s Day crafts for kids to make and give their gorgeous Moms on this special day!
15 Adorable Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids
When you say handmade, this is what we’re talking about – a handprint card! Non Toy Gifts has a pretty handprint card craft, that kids can color in based on how their Mom looks – the hair color, eyes and her favorite flowers. Let’s see how well the kids know their Moms!
If you’re a Mom who can’t do without her morning coffee, then you know that a nice big coffee cup is pretty important too! This project from The Best Ideas for Kids gets kids to put their cute little thumb prints on a plain white mug so Mom can smile even before the caffeine gets into her!
If you’d like a Mother’s Day craft that also serves as a fine motor exercise, then this one from The Best Ideas for Kids is perfect! Spread out the glue and let the kids stick the pom poms one by one close to each other. Want to make it more fun/challenging? Ask them to use a pair of child-safe tweezers to lift and stick each pom pom.
Here’s a great project for Mom and baby to do together! Artsy Craftsy Mom gives us a craft where Mom uses her fingers for the Mamma bird and baby’s fingers for the little bird. Use real twigs and you have a craft that serves as an adorable keepsake for the years!
We love ‘punny’ cards, don’t you? Crafty Morning has one such card with a Mamma pea and Baby pea in – where else – a pod! This is super easy to put together and is an excellent last-minute idea for Mother’s Day. Help younger kids by cutting out the shapes for them, or using pre-cut shapes.
The Joy of Sharing has an awesome paper plate craft that’s not like any other you’ve seen! The 3 D effect is impressive and the child puppet idea is just genius! The kids will be delighted to see how the child goes running to his Mom for a nice big hug!
On the eve of Mother’s Day and out of ideas? Then check out Design for Soul for a card project that needs just card stock and pom poms! The Mamma duck and ducklings are cute, but they also have flamingo and penguin Mamma baby pairs – check them out!
Getting fresh flowers these days isn’t that easy, and florists can costs a bomb. However, Easy Peasy and Fun ensures that you still get your Mother’s Day bouquet with this fun handprint craft! Your child’s hand print becomes the hand that holds the flowers, giving this craft that realistic touch.
9. Tea Cup Card
Do you always complain about having to drink cold tea? Well, at least this tea cup card from In the Playroom will reach you while it’s still hot! An egg carton cup and pipe cleaner turn into a really cute cup, while the tea bag tells you what beverage it’s for. I seriously can’t get over how cute this is!
Here’s a Mother’s Day craft from Marla Meredith that doubles up as decor. If you can get wooden letters, they’ll be much more durable, but even if you can’t, cardboard will do. Use multicolored pom poms for a result that’ll catch the eye of anyone who enters the room!
A mother always carries her child in her heart and now kids can do the same for their Moms! Easy Peasy and Fun shows us how to make a pretty heart notebook, which you can fill in with pretty much anything – poems, quotes, doodles, stickers or a combination of everything!
This is a Mother’s Day craft that any Mom will treasure forever. Each kid makes a salt dough thumbprint magnet with their thumbprints in a heart shape. Paint and make a note of the child’s name and year. You’ll love looking back at these years later, when those thumbs are much bigger! Get the instructions at Wail till your Father gets Home.
If your toddler worked on the thumbprint butterfly mug, let your older one make these coasters from One Sharp Bunch! The project requires a bit of effort, but it’s completely worth it! It can also be a joint collaboration as one child makes the drawing and the other one turns it into a coaster.
This craft from Grey House Harbour ensures that you get that little warm fuzz every time you pick up your keys. While the instructions are for two little handprints, you can easily modify it for three – or more! This is also a cute gift for Grandma – put in all the grandkids’ handprints and wait for the big smile on her face!
If the heart shaped notebook above is a little complicated for your kids, this free printable craft from Hello Wonderful should be just right. Since it’s a printable, most of the hard part is done, so all you need to do is fold and make into a book. Add stickers, colors and whatever you like to make it your own!
With so many Mother’s Day crafts ideas, you can choose the one that’s perfect for your little one to do. Choose according to available supplies, time and effort required, and of course the age of the child! And be sure to keep them safe – you’ll be glad you did so when the kids are all grown up!