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.
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
Try these bright, fun cupcake liner photo frames. Full craft tutorial: Crafty Morning
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.
A fun, colourful gift that Mum won't need to remember to water. Full craft tutorial: MBA Sahm
These clay photo holders are a cute Mother's Day craft for the kids to create. Full craft tutorial: Chica Circle
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)
Such a sweet craft activity for the kids and no glue is necessary! Full craft tutorial: Typically Simple
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
These washi tape utensils are such a simple and easy craft to make with minimal supplies. Full craft tutorial: Honey We're Home.
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.
I'm sure mum will love the bright pop of colour these flowers will bring! Full craft tutorial: Fun at Home with Kids
Use the kid's handprints or footprints to create these sweet bouquets for Mum. Full craft tutorial: A Little Pinch of Perfect
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
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.
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.
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