Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make
Moms love nothing more than a handmade present on Mother's Day. These heartfelt gift ideas are creative, sentimental, and easy enough for kids to make themselves.
A Little Gift For Grandma
Here’s a sweet homemade Mother’s Day present to make with the kids: Pick up round wooden boxes from a craft store. Paint the top and let dry. Paint nautical-knot buttons or drawer pulls and let dry. Attach buttons with glue; to attach a drawer pull, drill a small hole through the top of the box and secure with the nut. This craft is so easy that you can make a set!
Tip: Want to DIY the knots? Google “monkey fist knot” to learn how, and simply glue one in place on top of the box.
By Ashley Toth
Heart-shaped petals make these blooms full of love for mom! Start by gathering the supplies: cardstock, small heart and circle craft punches, craft glue, straight pin, floral wire covered with cloth, wooden spool, small buttons, and grosgrain ribbon.
To make the flowers, punch a circle in the cardstock, and use the straight pin to poke a hole in the middle. Punch out five hearts and fold in half, lengthwise, to make the petals. Glue the petals around the circle shape (not covering the hole) and let dry. Thread floral wire through two holes on a button, secure it by twisting the wire, and push the opposite end through the hole in the circular shape; this will make the stem. Make as many flowers as you'd like, then stick them in a ribbon-covered spool that doubles as a vase.
Recycled Flower Craft
Make Mom these cool flowers from magazine pages that will never wilt. Click here to learn how to make this homemade Mother's Day gift.
Doily Lace Votives
Paper doilies make plain votive candle holders perfectly feminine for Mom.
Heart Cookie Box
This decorated cookie box is even sweeter than the treats you can put inside. Kids can create designs on wooden boxes using contact paper cutouts and paint.
Baby Photo Blocks
Think outside the frame and help the kids make this cool photo craft for mom.
Mother's Day Paperweights
Use fabric scraps to cover a stone from the backyard. Mom will love to display it on her desk as a paperweight.
Mom will cherish this lovely handmade greeting card this Mother's Day!
X and O Placemats
Kids will love serving Mom breakfast on hand-crafted placemats.
Painted Pasta Pendant
Penne and rigatoni are the best pasta shape to make a beaded necklace for mom. Bowties and wagon wheels make a lovely pendant charm.
Kids will love making these paper flowers for Mom and Grandma!
Make these modern coasters from adhesive-backed felt for Mom to use for her morning coffee.
Free Printable Mother's Day Cards
Make Mommy happy (and keep the kids busy coloring) with one of our four free cards: a girl with flowers, a boy with a big heart, a best mommy award, and for reading moms, an 'I Love Mom' bookmark.
Jewelry for Mom
String buttons, felt, and paper flowers onto yarn and chenille stems to make sweet necklaces and rings for mom.
Kids will love using bubble wrap to print their own wrapping paper! It's perfect for a flower bouquet or to wrap a gift box.
Make pinch pots with air dry clay and stamps to make a little bowl for Mom's jewelry
Coupon Flower Bouquet
Write love notes and coupons on each petal for mom to pull off and redeem.
Fruity Flower Bouquets
What mother wouldn't love a flower bouquet that she could eat? Use cookie cutters to cut flower shapes in pineapple and melon slices.
Hearts and Crafts Wrapping Paper
Turn plain tissue paper into a work of art by decorating it with two thumbprints joined together to form a heart.