Mother’s Day is a special time of year when we get to show mom just how much she means to us. Mother’s Day crafts are a great way to express these big feelings with a creative touch – because when it comes to mom it really is the thought that counts. Below, we’ve curated some fun and easy-to-make DIY Mother’s Day gifts!
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When my oldest was only 7 months old, in daycare and I was a new working mom, I was gifted a finger painting from my baby and I have to tell you, it was (and still is) one of my most treasured gifts.
Every gift that came home from then on over their time in daycare/preschool and now elementary school has proven a unique one-of-a-kind mother’s day treasure (it’s hard to decide which one to display prominently!)
The thought, patience, and creativity that goes into creating these one-of-a-kind pieces that are made by my baby (at the time) lit my momma heart on FIRE! I was so grateful to the daycare teachers and staff for their creativity and their thoughtfulness because let’s face it – kids aren’t coming up with these ideas on their own (especially babies!).
Whether you’re on your own or helping your little one create something special for you, grandma, or a beloved auntie – or if you’re a caregiver or teacher helping the preschoolers or kindergartner’s in your care create something original and unique for their moms, this list has you covered.
What can I craft for Mother’s Day?
How do you make homemade mother’s day gifts? There are so many different crafts that you can make for Mother’s day. You can make cards, paintings, jewelry, ornaments, and much more. The best part is that you can make these crafts with your friends or family, and everyone can contribute their own ideas. Below I’ve compiled some adorably creative, and unique craft ideas for mother’s day that will be sure to get her in the momma heart feels. Pay close attention because some of these work doubly well as Father’s Day craft gift ideas too!
What to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day?
There are a lot of arts and crafts ideas for Mother’s Day. You can make things with your hands, like a card or a picture. You could also make something to eat, like cupcakes or cake. There are also ideas for things that you can wear, like a necklace or bracelet.
While all of these things are certainly nice, I like to practice the old adage it’s the thought that counts – and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to a present that comes from the heart.
Often little kids don’t have a lot of time/money to buy a gift, so creating one that is from them is often a solid choice.
But if you’re still looking for gift ideas for Mother’s Day be sure to check out this post with what to get the mom who has it all.
How to Make a Mother’s Day Craft
Homemade mother’s day gift crafts are a great way to express your feelings through creativity – because when it comes to mom it really is the thought that counts.
But I’m going to be honest here for a sec. Maybe you’re looking for a last-minute mother’s day craft. Maybe you’re a mom shopping for your OWN mother’s day craft from your kids. Maybe your kids want to make you something but you don’t know how to pull it off – don’t be scared to throw a few dollars at this problem momma.
Check out some of these easy downloads of Mother’s day crafts, that you can quickly print, add your kids’ handprints or fingerprints, or have them decorate and boom. Check, mother’s day craft idea present is DONE!
And for the parents in the UK be sure to check out Craft Stash to get some of your favorite crafting supplies.
Below, we’ve curated some fun and easy-to-make DIY Mother’s Day gifts that you can make for her this year!
Mother’s Day Craft For Kids: Mother’s Day Hand Print Crafts
Making handprint crafts are an awesome mother’s day craft for kindergarten, or for preschoolers. Preserving those sweet little handprints for eternity is such a sweet way to honor the mom in your life.
A mother’s day craft idea for toddlers is a great way to say even though you’re small, you still want to make something special to show her how much you care.
Make this Mother’s Day a special one by creating an adorable card for Mom! The free template makes designing the perfect flyer simple and fun. Simply print it out, follow these easy steps. Two little M’s make the “mom” with a hand print in the center. So cute!
To make this cute handprint cactus DIY Mother’s Day card, grab some construction paper and colors. Then let your creativity run wild with the design! You can even add in some extra elements like glitter for an extra special touch on everything from envelopes to tags or cards themselves if you want something more elaborate than just a simple present idea–whatever suits them best of course 😉
These adorable mother’s day handprint craft jars are a functional and beautiful way to celebrate mom.
Mother’s Day Footprint Craft Idea
A footprint craft is a great way to show the mom in your life how much you love her. Using any salt dough recipe, or even store-bought footprint molds you’ll be able to gift her a keepsake she’ll treasure always.
We love easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Preschool. Anything baby keepsake-related – be it handprint mother’s day craft or footprint Mother’s day craft is a winner! Yes, these are originally designed for Valentine’s Day – but can transfer very easily for Mother’s day.
If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day craft ideas for kindergartners, be sure to check out this post.
If the idea of making just one more thing for mother’s day feels too overwhelming, I get it. That’s when I start to throw money at the craft:
I.e. these adorable stepping stone craft kits from Amazon.
How to Make Mother’s Day Footprint Art
Here is a way to show your mom how much you love her. Get some paint and put your feet in it, then make a picture on craft paper with the toes as tulips, and the foot as the pot.
Or this ornament kit:
Capturing these tiny footprints is a gift that she will cherish forever.
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Mother’s Day Photo Craft Ideas
This should be in dad’s summer activities to do with kids list! Receiving a photo craft for Mother’s Day would be really special. Help your child make any of these adorable photo craft ideas for mother’s day. These are awesome mother’s day gifts for toddlers that need a little help creating a craft for mom.
This heart collage is an easy and affordable way to make thoughtful mother’s day photo craft gifts. You can create these in minutes with just a camera and a printer!
If you want to level it up, adding mom to the mix with some polaroid shots is another great way to go: I personally love the idea of hanging some of these photos up over the breakfast table, or at her office (even better if she’s got a home office!) to remind her how much she’s loved.
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This DIY Grass Head Photo Planter is the perfect gift craft for mother’s day. It has both a fun science experiment element and is such a sweet idea!
This adorable photo album mother’s day craft is made with paper bags. Take some pics of mom and child and have some fun crafting!
If making your own photo craft isn’t in the cards this year, no worries! Check out Minted for some of their awesome and local/small artist inspired designs to woo mom and give her the gift of your adorable face on a mug, calendar, or more.
I recently got photos professionally done when my mom was in town – and I plan to give her a gorgeous frame of one of the sweetest photos I’ve taken with her in years.
How to Make a Mother’s Day Craft Book – Mother’s Day Unique Gift Idea
You want to make a Mother’s Day book for a Mother’s day craft gift idea.
=>You can use paper and markers. Draw pictures of you and your mom together or drawings you made for her.
=>Then cut out the pictures, then trim them up so they are just the pictures of the two of you together.
=>Now, put them in order starting with when you were born.
=>On the first picture say it is a Mother’s Day book and who it is from.
=>And then on all the other pages do the same thing.
=>Then you can draw hearts around them or if you are really good at drawing, draw some things that represent you both.
=>Now take them to school and have your teacher (or another trusted adult) help you tape them in so they stay together.
=>Then give it to mom for Mother’s Day. Write a sweet note on the front for mother’s day.
This adorable 3D pop-up flower craft is part card, part flower pot. It’s colorful and bright and a relatively easy craft to make for mother’s day.
This is such a sweet and thoughtful mother’s day gift idea. Older kids can fill out the printables with their own handwriting, younger kids can get help from grandma/mom.
This Flower pot craft for mother’s day is a perfect idea for mom or a mother’s day gift idea for Grandma. Decorating a sweet flower pot, just in time to help decorate the garden will always keep her smiling and remember your thoughtfulness.
How to make a mother’s day flower pot craft
Flowers and mother’s day go together like peanut butter and jelly in the United States. But why not get a little creative and give mom a craft gift of flowers she can keep forever?
(And btw. if you have a mom who has everything you’re going to want to check out this gift guide for non-crafts) Unique gift ideas for the mom who has it all.
Mother’s Day Flower Craft Ideas
Because flowers are so synonymous with mother’s day, creating these adorable mother’s day flower crafts below would be such a sweet way to show mom you care.
This watercolor flower craft for mother’s day comes with a free printable template.
An adorable mother’s day craft idea, flowers that are cut and glued to a card is a sweet way keep sake to personalize a perfect flower bouquet for mother’s day.
Oh the ways we love our moms! this flower craft for mother’s day is a DIY way to count those ways and write them on the petals of the flowers. So sweet and creative!
For the sweet treat mother’s day craft that doubles as an adorable DIY craft for mom, try this chocolate bouquet!
A playful way to tell mom exactly how you feel, this mother’s day flower craft has hidden notes in the petals.
These gorgeous flower plate crafts are one of my favorite craft ideas for mother’s day.
How to Make an Easy Mother’s Day Homemade Card
How do you make an easy Mother’s Day card? Mother’s Day is coming up, and you want to make a card for mom?
=>You can take a picture of you and your mom, or your family, including your pets.
=>Then print it out onto card stock paper.
=>Tape the photo to the front of the card.
=>Now decorate it up however you want with colored pencils or markers or crayons!
If you need additional ideas check out these three posts that give you some even more creative ways to celebrate mom for Mother’s Day.
This gorgeous mother’s day card template is so easy to make with card stock and popsicle sticks.
Oh this handmade mother’s day card is so sweet and easy to do with a little help from an adult. You could use any colored paper or card stock, and even design it in mom’s favorite color!
These free printable mother’s day coloring cards are a time saver, and also a perfect way to have your little one share the love.
Mother’s Day Finger Print Craft Ideas
One of the best things about fingerprint cards is that they are so personal and unique. They are a great way to show your mom just how much you care, and they are sure to touch her heart. Fingerprint cards are also a great way for baby’s, preschoolers, daycare students, or kindergartners to get creative and have some fun while showing their mom some love.
Just be sure to use child-safe paint!
This is a perfect last minute mother’s day gift idea for Mom or Grandma. Handmade and quick to throw together you can use an old Jelly Jar or any glass of your choosing. What a sweet mother’s day gift for preschoolers!
There’s something about keeping the little thumb print or fingerprints of your baby that is so sweet and lovely for a mom. This adorable fingerprint card is a great way to celebrate mom and is an adorable mother’s day DIY craft. Plus, if you’re wondering what to get pregnant wife for valentine’s day in the future, maybe sav this post for reference. Trust me, she’ll bawl her eyes out out of happiness!
This adorable mother’s day card for toddlers is a perfect way to create an adorable arts and crafts gift for mom.
This is an adorable mother’s day craft for preschoolers to make for mom. Super colorful and adorable and helpful for little fingers and motor skills.
Get to Know Mommy Mother’s Day Craft Gift Ideas for Kids
Wouldn’t it be awesome to get to know the mom in your life a little better on Mother’s day? Use these questionnaires/share some kindness with your mom for mother’s day gift ideas:
This questionnaire is the perfect mother’s day craft idea for kids pre-k through eight grade. What a sweet way for kids to get to know their mommies.
Moms have one of the hardest and most thankless jobs there is. This mother’s day give her a kindness by sharing some of these thoughtful activities for Mothe’’s day.
Easy Mother’s Day Craft Ideas for Older Kids
If you’re wondering what to make for your mom for mother’s day (like a craft) there’s a lot of great ideas here. The truth is it depends on how old you are (or if you’re helping your preschooler/toddler make a mother’s day craft) vs. someone slightly older who’s searching for a craft idea for mother’s day on their own.
Each of these are meant to be for slightly older kids to make for mother’s day either with help or in some cases all on their own.
This adorable coupons for mom book is a perfect mother’s day gift idea. Mom always love having help around the house or doing chores, or more. Give her the gift of a little relaxation while you help with the dishes or the laundry. Be sure to include some snuggle coupons.
This is such a thoughtful mother’s day handmade gift. Hand written notes to mom with thoughtful messages are a great gift idea for mom.
Store-bought or homemade cupcakes are perfect for these adorable cupcake toppers. If you’re hosting a mother’s day gift exchange for grandma or a group of moms, be sure to include these cupcake toppers.
This mother’s day craft idea requires a cricut – but if you’ve got one on hand (or a good friend who will let you borrow theirs) then this is the mother’s day DIY craft for you!
I love how this easy mother’s day craft can be customized to mom’s favorite colors, or a pattern she’s fond of. There’s so many fun possibilities and she will always have something to just toss her hair up in and go.
This mother’s day craft is actually quite involved but will last a really long time and keep the memories of this mother’s day front and center wherever mom uses her magnets.
What to Draw for Mother’s Day Crafts
One of the most popular ideas is to draw something for your mom. If you’re wondering what to draw for mother’s day, there are a few ideas in this post that might help.
If freehand art isn’t your thing (or your child’s) then the below mother’s day coloring pages (and printable coloring pages) are a great runner-up.
Mother’s Day Coloring Page Ideas
One of the best ways to show your mom some love on Mother’s day is by giving her a special gift that she can enjoy for years to come – a hand-drawn picture or coloring page! Kids of all ages can get creative and make something special for their mom.
If you need some inspiration, we’ve collected a few mother’s day coloring pages below. Just print them out and get started!
These free printable mother’s day cards are perfect for an easy mother’s day craft. Simply print on card stock or thick paper for an added effect.
As the mom of two dual language immersion students I really appreciate these coloring pages in Spanish.
The customizability of these free mother’s day coloring pages are seemingly endless. They’re sweet, thoughtful, and EASY!
This free printable is an awesome easy mother’s day gift, or in place of a mother’s day card.
Mother’s Day Craft Ideas for Grandma
Celebrating your grandmother is also a great way to show mom that she is appreciated.
I love this adorable all about grandma printable. Give your child a thoughtful way to honor grandma this mother’s day.
This easy mother’s day craft for grandma is a great way to say “I love you” to grandma.
These adorable yarn heart mother’s day book marks are a great reminder for the mom who loves to read.
Mother’s Day Activity Ideas (that also make thoughtful Presents!)
A mother’s day gift does not need to be a present. A gift can also be time with mom on mother’s day.
For the mom who loves to garden, this mother’s day gift idea is perfect.
These hilarious mother’s day fill in the blank madlibs is a great way to get everyone laughing and loving on mother’s day.
This is a great mother’s day get to know you activity that kids and moms can do together. Helpful for teachers or for students alike!
The best Mother’s Day gifts are the ones that mean something to you. That might be because they’re handmade or it could just be because of how much thought you put into them, but regardless – if your mom is anything like mine (or me!) she’ll appreciate all the creative efforts!
We hope this article has given you some inspiration for what to create and we also hope that these crafts will help get your kids excited about giving their own gift on Mother’s Day too.