Adorably Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids to Make

Adorably Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids to Make

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For me as a mum, Mother's Day crafts for kids are exactly what the day is all about. I'm so grateful for all of the amazing crafts my boys bring home from school for me. I'm not looking forward to when they become too old for these things!

Unless you have a friend, partner or family member who will initiate Mother's Day crafts with your kids, I'll admit that it seems odd to do it for yourself. However, from an early age, teaching children the importance of respecting, appreciating and acknowledging how much their parents and grandparents do for them is an incredibly valuable lesson. Small things like putting time and effort into creating a special gift are just one of the earlier, more basic ways to do this. And this is how I justify having my kids make gifts for me!

We also do like to create things for my Mum, AKA Nanny. If you know a mother or grandmother who would appreciate a small human creative genius making them a unique gift, then this article is for you. And hey, if you're the mother or grandmother of that creative genius looking for a little appreciation then I say, go for it. Get those kids crafting!

I've called these Mother's Day crafts but many of the ideas below can be adapted as gifts to make for grandmothers. None of the links below are affiliate links, they're just here for your inspiration! So let's get into it.

Tin Can Planters for Mum

  • Clean Tin Cans
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Alphabet Stickers
  • Soil and Succulents
  • Drill

These planters are a good idea for older kids to make for mum. They can add their own message and flair to them. Full craft tutorial: The Best Ideas for Kids

Cupcake Liner Photo Flower Frames

  • Picture Frame
  • Cardstock
  • Photos
  • Paper Straws
  • Applesauce Twist Tops
  • Bottle Caps
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Try these bright, fun cupcake liner photo frames. Full craft tutorial: Crafty Morning

paper photo flowers in frame mothers day craft for kids
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Shrinky Dinks Flower Handprint Keychain

  • Shrinky Dinks shrinkable plastic
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Hole Punch
  • Optional: Clear Sealer

One of my favourite Mother's Day crafts for kids is this Shrink Dinks key chain. I've just always found Shrinky Dinks to be so much fun and so do the kids. They are the perfect idea for a mum or grandmother. Full craft tutorial: Easy, Peasy and Fun.

hand holding handprint flower keychain mothers day craft for kids

Egg Carton Flowers

  • Egg Carton
  • Coloured Bendable Straws
  • Pom Poms
  • Mason Jar (or another vase container)
  • Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Kid's Craft Glue

A fun, colourful gift that Mum won't need to remember to water. Full craft tutorial: MBA Sahm

crafted egg carton flowers in jar
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Ladybug DIY Photo Holder

  • Premo Clay
  • Blade and Shaping Tools
  • Circular Paper Clips
  • Wire Cutters

These clay photo holders are a cute Mother's Day craft for the kids to create. Full craft tutorial: Chica Circle

Clay ladybug holding photos

Rock Painted Cactus Planter

  • River Stones
  • Acrylic Paint in varying shades of green
  • White Permanent Marker
  • Planter filled with soil
  • Small Stones

Kids love rock painting! I love this idea and if your mum isn't a green thumb this is the perfect solution. Full craft tutorial: El Nido De Mama Gallina (Mother Hen's Nest)

pot of painted rock cactus

Craft Stick Flower Pots

  • Coloured Craft Sticks
  • Rubber Bands
  • Clean Tin Cans
  • Ribbon
  • Soil and Flowers for planting

Such a sweet craft activity for the kids and no glue is necessary! Full craft tutorial: Typically Simple

planted flowers in popstick craft pots

Thumbprint Heart Glass Magnets

  • Cardstock
  • Inkpad
  • Large glass gems
  • Mod Podge
  • Magnets
  • Scissors
  • Foam Brush

These thumbprint magnets are easy to make. You can also use the same concept to create pendants and keychains. Full craft tutorial: Rhythms of Play.

heart fingerprint clear gemstones

Butterfly Fingerprint Mugs

  • White Mug
  • Enamel or Acrylic Paint for Glass/Ceramics
  • Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Sealer
  • Paintbrush

A great Mother's Day craft for kids that will last, these mugs can go to Mum's work to be shown off daily. This fingerprint mug is super cute with only a few supplies. Full craft tutorial: The Best Ideas for Kids

thumbprint butterfly handmade mug

Quick Pressed Flower Frame Art

  • 2 Picture Frames (2 the same size)
  • 1-2 Fire Bricks
  • Cotton Fabric or Paper Towel
  • Flowers
  • Hot Glue

Can't wait weeks for dull pressed flowers? Here is a quick way to create pressed flowers and place them in a sweet clear frame for Mother's Day. Full craft tutorial: Lily Ardor

pressed flower framed art craft

Cupcake Liner Flower Card Craft

  • Cupcake Liners (2 sizes)
  • Blank Cards or Cardstock
  • Pom Poms
  • Marker
  • Green Crayon/Marker
  • Glue

I love using cupcake liners for kid's crafts. You'll find the full craft tutorial for these easy flower cards over at Feeling Nifty.

Mothers day crafts for kids flower cards

Mom or Mum and Me Booklet + Coupons

  • Free Printable Booklet
  • Drawing and Colouring Markers of your choice
  • Optional Decorations – sequins, stickers, gems etc

I created this free printable booklet, both in Mom and Mum version for you to download and print at home. Your children can complete the pages, draw pictures and decorate with any additional embellishments they like. The booklet also includes some coupons that Mum can trade-in. Find the article and free printable here.

kids drawing in mother's day printable book gift

Heart Flower Bouquet Mother's Day Craft for Kids

  • Coloured Paper/Card
  • Heart Shape Stencils or Cookie Cutters
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Glue Stick

A simple craft for the kids to make, you could even use a heart paper punch to cut the shapes or glue ribbon around the bouquet. Full craft tutorial: Mommy Made That

heart flower bouquet handmade card

Washi Tape Kitchen Utensils

  • Various Spatulas
  • Coordinating Washi Tapes

These washi tape utensils are such a simple and easy craft to make with minimal supplies. Full craft tutorial: Honey We're Home.

colourful washi tape wrapped around kitchen spatulas

Egg Carton Flower Wreath Craft

  • 3 Egg Cartons
  • Cardboard
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Kid's Craft Glue
  • Scissors

I love upcycling common items around the home and this spring egg carton flower wreath is no exception. Full craft tutorial: Our Beautifully Messy House.

cardboard egg carton flower wreath

Vibrant Coffee Filter Flowers

  • White Coffee Filters
  • Liquid Watercolours or Food Colouring
  • Green Pipecleaners
  • Eyedropper
  • Glue

I'm sure mum will love the bright pop of colour these flowers will bring! Full craft tutorial: Fun at Home with Kids

bright coloured mothers day craft flowers

Mother's Day Handprint Flower Art

  • White Cardstock
  • Craft Paper – green, yellow, background colour
  • Green Paper Straws
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Pencil

Use the kid's handprints or footprints to create these sweet bouquets for Mum. Full craft tutorial: A Little Pinch of Perfect

Happy Mothers Day Handprint Footprint craft

Easy Egg Carton Art on Canvas

  • Canvas
  • Egg Carton
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Green Pipe Cleaners
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Mod Podge Sparkle
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Okay, I promise this is the last egg carton craft! Here's another way to utilise egg carton flowers. Full craft tutorial: Mod Podge Rocks

egg carton flower bouquet craft on canvas

Me + My Mom or Grandmother Printable

If you've left things to the last minute, these printables from the shop are perfect. Available in Mom, Mum, Grandma, Granny and Nanny options. The kids can complete the All About section, draw some pictures and decorate however they like. Some of the responses are really fun and super cute. You'll find them along with all of the shop's Mother's Day printables here.

Mother's Day printable craft activity

I hope you found some great ideas for Mother's Day crafts for kids to make. I know I said it before but I just love receiving a handcrafted gift from my boys. Being able to look at them as the years pass is something I enjoy. I already look back on the previous year's crafty gift to see how their style and skills have changed.

Perhaps as my children get older they won't need me to instigate the handmade Mother's Day gifts so much and they will just do it themselves?! Luckily for me though, I also have my amazing readers here on the blog that the kids and I get to create for. Just another wonderful reason to get crafty!

Comment below to let me know what the most treasured creation is that you've received from your children or grandchildren. I'd love to know.

Other resources you may like:

FREEBIE: Affirmation Cards
FREEBIE: Love Printable Chocolate Wrapper
FREEBIE/ARTICLE: Cute Mom/Mum + Me Mother's Day Printable
ARTICLE: 49 Unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas (that will make you her favourite)
ARTICLE: 16 Quick DIY Mother's Day Gifts
SHOP: Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables + Kid's Activities

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Hello! I’m Lauren, a graphic designer, blogger and mother here at A Visual Merriment. I have a passion for interiors, design, crafts and making parties come to life!

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