From amazing heart crafts to creative flower crafts and some unique art projects. You’ll find a project for preschoolers and for the older kids.
Some of the crafts below can be used to make adorable Mother’s Day cards. And if you need a bit more guidance, you can grab our printable template.
The teachers at my children’s school have always come up with the most amazing gift ideas. We made sure that most of these crafts use inexpensive supplies. So that teachers can create gifts as a May classroom activity.
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Craft supplies for diy mother’s day gifts
These craft supplies are perfect for crafting with young kids. While not each of them is used in the crafts below, they are all staples in our craft bin. If you don’t have any on hand, that might be ok. Take a look at the craft first to see whether or not you need them.
Construction Paper – One of our favorite craft supplies
Pipe Cleaners – You can make so many items with this supply.
Cardboard – Perfect for using up all those boxes you get in the mail!
Cupcake Liners – They come in every color of the rainbow, and then some!
Craft Sticks or popsicle sticks – A classic staple, use them in your craft or to mix paint.
Paper plates – This party supply is perfect for crafting. They also make great inexpensive paint pallets. Don’t forget to tape them down!
Crayons – Use them for coloring or melting, the possibilities are endless.
Kid-Friendly paint – Kids love to get messy! Check out our favorite tips for painting with young children.
Mason Jar – This popular craft supply can be filled or decorated.
Googly Eyes – You can literally add them to any project and it instantly becomes cuter.
Tissue Paper – We always have this on hand. Buy it new or use or save it from birthday parties and holidays.
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Crafts for mom
These handmade gifts from kids are great for Mother's Day, Christmas, Valentine's Day, her birthday, or any day when kids want to share how special their mommy is.
For the mom who loves her plants. Use melted crayons to create unique pots. This one is especially perfect for older kids who can be cautious with things that are hot enough to melt crayons. This is definitely one of our favorite Mother's day crafts.
Capture little handprints with an art project that moms will want to hang in their home. With each row of handprints, the paint gets darker giving it the ombre look. Use painter's tape to tape off the first initial of your child's name to give it even more of a personalized touch.
Use the sun to create messages to mom with this simple construction papercraft. Not only are kids creating a fun gift for mom, but they are also learning about the effects of the sun! It's always a win-win when you can sneak education into crafting.
This gift idea is perfect for the mom who loves to read. The art project is perfect for young children. Then you can cut them apart and give them as bookmarks. Make them in your mom's favorite color and she'll see them every time she picks up her book.
This craft was created for Father's Day, but with a simple adjustment, it's great for moms too! Plus it sneaks in some much-needed fine motor skill-building. Use any color you want to create this unique Mother's Day gift.
Kids love to paint rocks. And this craft is perfect for kids to create. Moms can use them as decorations or paperweights.
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