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4 Cute and Easy Mother's Day Crafts for Kids

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I'm a mom to four beautiful children, so I always get flooded with lovely handmade Mother's Day gifts every year.

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

Mother's Day Picture Craft

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

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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

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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

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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

Construction paper

Glue

Paper towels, (for cleaning)

Crayons

Scissors

Popsicle sticks

Color pencils

Pictures

Paint

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.

© 2014 Janis

What Kind of Crafts Do You Like to Make?

Janis (author) from California on May 20, 2014:

Au fait I didn't even know there was a spam folder. I'll have to find it and check it.

Janis (author) from California on May 20, 2014:

DDE, Happy you like them.

Janis (author) from California on May 20, 2014:

Vicky, that is so sweet the way you are planning ahead for her.

Janis (author) from California on May 20, 2014:

Suzanne,

Thank you for voting this useful. I appreciate it.

Janis (author) from California on May 20, 2014:

AliciaC You're right. They are fun to make.

Janis (author) from California on May 20, 2014:

Deborah-Diane You must miss it.

Janis (author) from California on May 20, 2014:

Genna,

I hope you and your granddaughter have fun with them.

Janis (author) from California on May 20, 2014:

FlourishAnyway,

I know how you feel. I adore things my kids have made.

Janis (author) from California on May 20, 2014:

CraftytotheCore, I always saved my kids' craft projects, too. There's something so special about them.

Janis (author) from California on May 20, 2014:

BNadyn,

I hope the photo frame turned out nicely.

C E Clark from North Texas on April 26, 2014:

Looks like some very fun crafts here that every mom will cherish. Only 2 weeks 'til Mother's Day!

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Nuien Wainwright-Harrower from Malaysia on April 11, 2014:

My baby girl is only 4 and a half month old but this is a great idea for when she is a toddler soon. I'm already collecting all kind of interesting crafting ideas for us so this is going to be one of my bookmarks list. Thanks for the idea.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 09, 2014:

Mother's day again and I really got to make something nice. Your ideas are so creative and well put together.

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on April 08, 2014:

Some interesting ideas here! My kids would love to make the toilet roll bouquet and also the beaded picture frame. I know they'd love to make presents for me in general, but we don't have a lot of time, so some of these crafts will do nicely. Thank you for sharing and voted useful!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 08, 2014:

These are lovely crafts for young children, WriterJanis. I expect that lots of children would like to create the gifts that you describe. Making them should be fun!

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on April 08, 2014:

I used to make crafts all the time when my kids were little, but it has been years!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on April 08, 2014:

I love these ideas. I bookmark them for ideas of fun projects I can do with my granddaughter. Thank you!

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 08, 2014:

These are cute. Some of the fondest memories of my child involved her artwork.

CraftytotheCore on April 08, 2014:

These are all such great and cute ideas. I save all of the school projects my children make me for mother's day. It's interesting to see how they get harder year after year. Last year my son made heart-shaped pottery that he painted himself.

Bernadyn from Jacksonville, Florida on April 08, 2014:

My kids have been collecting popsicle sticks and have not used them yet so I think I'm going to have them make that photo frame. We have lots of collected toilet paper rolls, too! Crafting is such a fun past time and can make sentimental gifts. Such cute ideas here. :)

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