4 Cute and Easy Mother's Day Crafts for Kids
Mother's Day Craft Ideas
Some of my most favorite gifts have been crafts my kids have made for me. Mother's Day is a perfect time to make Mom something special.
Below I have some crafts you might enjoy. Each one is pretty quick to make and easy for young children. They also offer easy cleanup.
If you plan to give one as a gift, I suggest making a handmade card to go along with the gift. Kids love to draw pictures, and making a card will surely add to the fun.
They can write the card themselves or if they can't write, dictate what they want to say so someone else can write the words for them. So, ready to see some crafts?
1. Mother's Day Picture Craft
Let each child pick out a piece of colored construction paper. Draw the outline of the child's hand and cut it out. Glue a picture of the child in the middle, then glue the paper onto a Popsicle, (or craft,) stick.
When finished, they can stay as is or if you have a few, you can glue them onto a piece of paper or small poster board. Another option is to "plant" them in a small flower pot or attach a magnet to each one, and they can be used on the refrigerator to hold pictures or schoolwork.
There are other great crafts you can make using a photo. Cut out a flower from construction paper and place the photo in the middle.
You can also take a paper plate and make it the center of a flower. Cut pieces of construction paper in the shape of petals and glue onto the paper plate. In the center of the paper plate, glue on a larger picture of the child. You can also create a photo collage. There are endless possibilities when it comes to picture crafts.
2. Picture Frame
This pretty frame can be made in minutes. Take four Popsicle sticks and glue them in a square, thus creating the frame. Put glue on the frame and shake small beads all over it. When dry, shake off the extra beads. You could also substitute glitter for the beads if you prefer, although it can be a little messier.
Next, decide what you want to go into the frame. You can glue a picture to the back or have the child draw a picture to glue on. Another idea is to print out a short Mother's Day poem and attach it to the frame. I have some short poems below that you might enjoy. Of course, kids can always write their own to give an extra special touch.
If you like, you can attach a piece of colorful yarn with glue on the back so the frame can be hung up.
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3. Construction Paper Handprint
Handprint crafts are particularly popular with both kids and moms. Kids love that they get to paint their hands, and Moms love them as they are a special keepsake craft that Moms will cherish as their children grow up. This one is especially nice as it includes a picture.
Start by cutting out a heart from a piece of colored construction paper. Let the child choose a color paint, paint their hand, and have the child place the hand on the paper. Be sure that washable paint is us it can rinse off easily. Set it aside for a bit for the paint to dry.
Once dry, glue a picture in the middle. Lastly, let the child add any additional decorations. On this one, you'll notice some yellow and green hearts made from construction paper. Additional ideas include glitter, stickers, or stamp designs.
There are lots of other crafts that can be made with a handprint. Make a Mother's Day cup using a white mug and adding the handprints to the cup.
In the picture frame above, you can place a handprint; if a toddler is making it as a toddler's hand should be small enough to fit.
You can also use on by creating a card and using it for the cover. If Mom carries a tote bag, you can pick up an inexpensive one and using fabric paint, decorate it with handprints. (This can also make for a nice teacher gift.) You can even create a mobile using different colored handprints. Just like picture crafts, there are lots of craft possibilities with handprints.
4. Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Start by taking an empty toilet roll and cutting out a piece of construction paper to wrap around it. Glue the ends together.
Next, cut out a small heart and glue it on. While the glue is drying, the flower can be made. Cut out a circle for the middle, then cut out flower petals. Glue the petals onto the back of the center. When dry, attach a Popsicle, (or craft,) stick. Let dry.
Meanwhile, with a crayon, have the child write Mom of the toilet paper roll. Once the glue is dry on the stick of the flower, put the flower into the roll. The child has now created a beautiful flower in a vase for Mom.
Craft Supply Checklist
Paper towels, (for cleaning)
Be sure you have something to wrap the crafts with. A suggestion is to let kids decorate a paper bag, then put the craft inside. Be sure to write who the craft is from on the bag as in some homes there may be more than one child. Tie up the top of the bag with some pretty ribbon or yard so Mom can't peek!
A Mother's Day craft can be cherished forever. I know I have kept every one that my kids ever made. They always make me smile.
Although the crafts here are geared for young kids, even kids a little older can make them, especially the frame. You can also modify some of the other crafts by making them more decorative.
Do you have any craft ideas you would like to share? It doesn't just have to be for Mother's Day. Feel free to tell me about them in the comment box below.
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