Mother’s Day is a special occasion to honor and celebrate the incredible love and dedication of mothers (and mother figures) everywhere. While anybody can buy a gift at the store, handmade crafts are what give mom that sentimental value she’s looking for this Mother’s Day!
If you’re looking for a fun craft your kids can make for their mom this weekend, here are some ideas for different age groups.
Mother’s Day Crafts For Toddlers
For parents of toddlers, a heartfelt homemade gift is a great choice. Here are three quick and easy crafts that your toddler can make with your supervision.
1. Q-Tip Dandelion Card
If you’re looking for a whimsical and easy-to-make Mother’s Day craft, the Q-Tip dandelion card is a fantastic choice.
This craft not only allows toddlers to showcase their creativity but also introduces them to a unique painting technique using Q-tips. The end result is a charming dandelion design that will surely bring a smile to any mother’s face.
- Green paint
- White paint (or whatever colour your kids want to use)
2. Painted Flower Pot
This craft idea allows toddlers to exercise their creativity while creating a personalized flower pot for their moms.
Provide your kids with small terracotta pots and non-toxic acrylic paint. Let their imaginations run wild as they paint the pots in vibrant colors. To add some personalization that will make mom’s heart melt, get your kids to put their handprints on the pots in paint.
Once the paint dries, toddlers can either plant small flowers or place artificial ones inside the pots, making it a charming gift for moms to display.
- Flowerpot (see if you have an old one kicking around before you buy a new one)
3. Handprint Bouquet
Toddlers love getting their hands messy, and this craft is perfect for them. Dip their little hands in washable paint and help them make handprints on a piece of paper.
Once the handprints have dried, draw stems and leaves on each handprint to create a colorful bouquet of flowers. You can also let them use their imagination to decorate the flowers using crayons, or markers.
- Construction paper
- Markers or crayons
Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids
In this section, we’ll talk about some gifts that older kids can create to celebrate their mothers on Mother’s Day. These projects are still easy but are a little more involved than the ones we have already talked about.
1. Paper Flower Bouquet
If you’re looking for a craft that lasts longer than real flowers, a paper flower bouquet is an excellent option. Provide your child with various colored construction paper, scissors, and glue. If needed, show them how to cut out flower shapes, such as roses or daisies, and guide them through the process of assembling the flowers. Then let them try it on their own.
For older children, try and find paper patterns online for a 3D bouquet. Pinterest is a great source!
They can add stems and leaves made from pipe cleaners or green paper then arrange the paper flowers in a vase or tie them together with a ribbon for a charming and long-lasting gift.
- Construction paper
- Green pipe cleaners (or green paper)
- Ribbon (optional)
- Vase (optional)
2. Thumbprint Jewelry Dish
Create a unique and useful gift by making a thumbprint jewelry dish.
Using air-dry clay or polymer clay (this needs to be baked by an adult so it can harden), have your child shape a small dish or tray. Next, have them press their thumbs gently into the clay to create a thumbprint heart.
Allow the clay to dry completely according to the instructions. Once dry, your child can paint the dish with their mother’s favorite colors or add special designs. The jewelry dish can hold rings, earrings, and other small treasures, serving as a constant reminder of your child’s love.
- Air-dry clay or polymer clay
3. Memory Jar
A memory jar is a sentimental gift that allows mothers to revisit cherished moments.
Find a clean and transparent jar then let your child decorate it with ribbons, stickers, and other fun knick-knacks. Once the jar is complete, give your kids small pieces of paper and colorful pens so they can write down favorite memories, special moments, or reasons why they love their mother. Fold the papers and place them inside the jar.
This thoughtful gift can be enjoyed throughout the year as each memory is read and relished.
- Clear jar
- Decorations for the jar like ribbons and stickers
- Small pieces of paper
- A pen
Mother’s Day Crafts For Preteens And Teens
There are lots of great craft ideas out there that are engaging to teens. Here are just some of the many ideas that let teens capture their creativity and individuality while providing them with a chance to express their gratitude and love for their mothers.
1. Personalized Photo Collage
Capture cherished memories by creating a personalized photo collage.
Gather a selection of memorable photographs, printed images, and colored paper. Arrange them in an artistic manner on a poster board or canvas, and use decorative elements like ribbons, scrapbook paper, and stickers to add a touch of flair.
If you’re feeling adventurous, create an entire scrapbook of photos, keepsakes, personal notes, and more.
This thoughtful gift is sure to evoke nostalgia and warm your mother’s heart.
2. Hand-Painted Flower Pots
Flower pot painting isn’t just for young kids. They’re also a great gift for artistic teen to make.
Start with plain terracotta pots and unleash your creativity with acrylic paints. Experiment with patterns, geometric designs, or even paint images of your mom’s favorite flowers.
Finish off the flower pot by planting some beautiful blooms or herbs inside.
- Acrylic paint or paint markers
- Terracotta pot(s)
- Clay pot or acrylic sealer (optional)
3. Spa Day In A Jar
Create a pampering experience for your mom with a DIY spa day in a jar. Fill a container with small, thoughtful gifts like bath salts, scented candles, face masks, and handwritten vouchers for foot massages or bubble baths.
Decorate the jar with ribbons, labels, or a heartfelt message, and encourage your mom to indulge in some much-deserved self-care.
If spa days aren’t your mom’s thing, you can fill the jar with her favourite treats, baking supplies, or a gift card to her favourite store.
- Large jar, basket, or other container
- Small items that your mom will enjoy, such as bath bombs, nail polish, lip chap, face masks, and similar items
DIY Projects Are The Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts
This Mother’s Day, let creativity shine and show mom how much she’s appreciated with these heartfelt, handmade crafts. From painted planters to personalized photos, these DIY projects offer a perfect opportunity for toddlers, kids, and teens to express their love and gratitude.
And remember, it doesn’t need to be perfect. It’s the thought, effort, and personal touch that makes these gifts truly special.
Happy crafting and a very Happy Mother’s Day!