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75+ Mother's Day Gifts From Kids: Super Easy DIY Ideas!

Elaine is an avid crafter who enjoys celebrating holidays with beautiful DIY decorations and gifts.

Get the kids busy crafting to celebrate Mom this year! These gift ideas are all easy DIY projects.

Get the kids busy crafting to celebrate Mom this year! These gift ideas are all easy DIY projects.

Help Children Make a Gift for Their Mom on Mother's Day!

Showing Mom lots of love and appreciation on Mother's Day is easy with a little imagination and some craft supplies. By being creative, we can make original and personalized gifts that will really show her how special she is to us. Turn handprints into butterflies on plant pots and watering cans, or make a special card decorated with spare buttons. Check out these and other Mother's Day gift ideas that are easy for little hands to make!

Berry Special

Berry Special

Berry Special

Make a "berry" special present for Mom with this adorable idea.

Supplies

  • Red and green craft paper
  • Black paint
  • Glue stick
  • Marker (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut out a strawberry shape from the red paper.
  2. Have the kids dip their fingers in the black paint and press them onto the strawberry shape to create the "seeds."
  3. Cut out the shape of a stem and leaves from the green paper. After the paint dries, glue the stem and leaves to the strawberry.
  4. Optionally, write a cute message on the stem, like "Mom, you are BERRY special!" (You could also print this message onto the green paper before you cut it up, if you have a printer.)
  5. Have the kids sign the strawberry (or sign it for them).
"Mother" Celebration Frame

"Mother" Celebration Frame

"Mother" Celebration Frame

For a great Mother's Day gift, make this adorable frame inspired by acrostic poetry.

Supplies

  • Colorful scrapbook paper
  • Plain paper
  • Sharpie (black, gold, silver, or any color of your choice)
  • Frame
  • Little flowers or other decorations (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut out the word Mother from scrapbook paper and glue it vertically onto the plain sheet of paper.
  2. Use a Sharpie to add words like amazing, loving, strong, happy, selfless, and graceful around the letters in Mother.
  3. Add decorations around the words, if you like.
  4. Put the finished piece in the frame.
Mother’s Day Card With Buttons

Mother’s Day Card With Buttons

Mother’s Day Card With Buttons

This Mother’s Day card is perfect for a kid to make and give, and it's also a fantastic way to use up all those spare buttons you have lying around the house! You can draw a heart on a piece of cardstock and then have the kids glue a variety of colorful buttons onto it. Write a lovely message (or have a older child write it), and make sure the kids sign the card.

Footprint Butterfly Pot

Footprint Butterfly Pot

Footprint Butterfly Pot

Decorate a colorful plant pot with your baby's footprints in the shape of a butterfly. This gift is both sentimental and useful, especially if Mom loves houseplants.

Supplies

  • Plain plant pot
  • Paint (white and whatever colors you want to make the butterfly; the photo shows purple and green)
  • Sharpie
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Instructions

  1. Paint your pot white and let it dry.
  2. Paint the underside of your baby's feet purple and green (or whatever colors you choose).
  3. Print each foot onto the pot to make the butterfly wings.
  4. Use a Sharpie to make the butterfly body. You could also paint it on if you have a steady hand!

While the pot should be fine for indoor use as-is, note that you'd need to put some kind of sealer over the paint if you want to use it outdoors.

Footprint Butterfly Watering Can

Footprint Butterfly Watering Can

Footprint Butterfly Watering Can

Here's another footprint butterfly idea for a mom who loves gardening! Instead of a plant pot, use a watering can as the base. Follow the same instructions listed above for the plant pot. You can place a potted plant or some pretty faux flowers inside the watering can to turn it into a quirky planter!

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Purchase pot holders or oven mitts from the dollar store, and then use paint to print your children’s handprints onto them. Add their names and the date with a Sharpie or paint. These "helping hands" are super cute!

Handprint Tote

Handprint Tote

Handprint Tote

Purchase plain white totes at your local dollar store, and then have your little ones print their hands onto the fabric to make an extra-personal gift for Mom. For an even prettier tote, you can paint on some green stems and leaves to turn the handprints into flowers!

Shadow Box

Shadow Box

Shadow Box

A shadow box is always a great gift idea, and it's so easy to personalize. For example, for a flower-loving mother or grandmother, you could put faux blossoms inside the box and use stickers to write a sweet message, such as "Grandmas plant seeds of love that bloom forever."

Mother's Day Seed Poem

Mother's Day Seed Poem

Mother's Day Seed Poem

If you have to make a lot of Mother's Day gifts for the wonderful moms and grandmas in your life, this is a great inexpensive idea. Purchase little plant pots and plant seeds in them. Type up this poem and print it out:

This isn't just an empty pot,

There's something you should know.

Inside the pot there is a seed

That, just like me, will grow.

The plant that grows will someday bloom

And remind you of the seed so small.

But without your love and tender care,

The seed would not grow at all.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Handprint Vases

Handprint Vases

Handprint Vases

Upcycle old jars by transforming them into these handprint vases.

Supplies

  • Glass jars (thoroughly washed and dried if they're used)
  • Paint (multiple colors and white)
  • Cut flowers or faux flowers
  • Ribbon or twine (optional)

Instructions

  1. Paint the jars whatever color you like and let them dry.
  2. Paint your little one's hands with white paint and have them print their hands onto the jar.
  3. After the paint dries, put real or faux flowers inside the vase to complete the look. Tie some ribbon or twine around the rim for an extra touch, if you like.
Flower Pot With Handprints

Flower Pot With Handprints

Flower Pot With Handprints

Make this flower pot for Mom or Grandma so they can think of the kids every time they see it. As with the other handprint crafts on this list, paint your child's hand and have them print it several times onto the pot. Use green paint to turn the handprints into flowers, let the paint dry, and place a nice spring bloom inside the pot.

Handprint Plants

Handprint Plants

Handprint Plants

This is a great little gift for a preschooler to give. Trace their hands onto paper and cut them out. Write the message "Happy Mother's Day!" on each hand, glue or tape it to a popsicle stick, and then place it in a little potted plant.

Candle Bouquet

Candle Bouquet

Candle Bouquet

Little candle pucks look just like flowers, so why not turn them into a sweet bouquet for Mom? She'll love the look—and the smell!—of this colorful craft. You'll need to prep several parts of this craft, but the kids will enjoy arranging the "flowers" in the pot!

Supplies

  • Candle pucks in assorted colors and scents
  • Green plant stakes
  • Floral foam
  • Wire snippers
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Easter grass
  • Pots

Instructions

  1. Snip the plant stakes so they're the right height to be placed in the pots.
  2. Carefully glue the candle pucks onto the stakes.
  3. Cut the floral foam into chunks so it fits in the bottom of the pots.
  4. Have the kids help stick the candle flowers into the foam in a pretty arrangement.
  5. Have the kids fill in the pots with Easter grass.

Scroll through the photos below to see even more ideas for handprint and footprint crafts, tasty Mother's Day sweets, candle bouquets, and fun message items that Mom will love. With just a little help from you or their older siblings, your kids can take pride in giving these homemade gifts!

Painted Plant Pot With Poem

Painted Plant Pot With Poem

Footprint Butterfly Mug

Footprint Butterfly Mug

Teal Footprint Butterfly Pot

Teal Footprint Butterfly Pot

Footprint and Handprint Planters

Footprint and Handprint Planters

Handprint Bucket Planters

Handprint Bucket Planters

Handprint and Footprint Flower

Handprint and Footprint Flower

Handprint Bouquet

Handprint Bouquet

Tri-Color Footprint Butterfly Pots

Tri-Color Footprint Butterfly Pots

Paper Plate Flowers With Painted Pots

Paper Plate Flowers With Painted Pots

Handprint and Footprint Terracotta Pot

Handprint and Footprint Terracotta Pot

Marshmallow Flower Bouquet

Marshmallow Flower Bouquet

Bright Footprint Butterfly Card

Bright Footprint Butterfly Card

Handprint and Footprint Flower Patch

Handprint and Footprint Flower Patch

Sweet Handprint and Footprint Flower

Sweet Handprint and Footprint Flower

Footprint Butterfly With Poem

Footprint Butterfly With Poem

Marshmallow Bouquet Ideas

Marshmallow Bouquet Ideas

Painted Handprint Mason Jars

Painted Handprint Mason Jars

Gorgeous Gummy Bouquet

Gorgeous Gummy Bouquet

Sugar-Sweet Gumdrop Flowers

Sugar-Sweet Gumdrop Flowers

Drinking Straw Picture Frames

Drinking Straw Picture Frames

Egg Carton Bouquets

Egg Carton Bouquets

Cupcake Wrapper Flowers

Cupcake Wrapper Flowers

Big Handprint Flowers

Big Handprint Flowers

Paper Handprint Bouquet

Paper Handprint Bouquet

Watering Can Candle Bouquet

Watering Can Candle Bouquet

Petite Candle Bouquets

Petite Candle Bouquets

Balloon Tile Coasters

Balloon Tile Coasters

Teacup Planters

Teacup Planters

Candle Bouquet With Grass

Candle Bouquet With Grass

Potted Candle Bouquet

Potted Candle Bouquet

Candle Bouquet With "Tulips"

Candle Bouquet With "Tulips"

Candle Bouquet in Terracotta Pot

Candle Bouquet in Terracotta Pot

Tissue Paper Candle Bouquet

Tissue Paper Candle Bouquet

"Mom" Plaque With Butterfly and Dragonfly

"Mom" Plaque With Butterfly and Dragonfly

Handprint and Fingerprint Garden Pot

Handprint and Fingerprint Garden Pot

"Favorite Thing" Plate for Mom

"Favorite Thing" Plate for Mom

Handprint and Footprint Butterfly Tote

Handprint and Footprint Butterfly Tote

"Mommy's Love" Tote

"Mommy's Love" Tote

Sweet Cupcake Plate

Sweet Cupcake Plate

Wild Butterfly Platter

Wild Butterfly Platter

Beautiful Butterfly Platter

Beautiful Butterfly Platter

Handprint Bouquet Apron

Handprint Bouquet Apron

Helping Hand Pot Holder

Helping Hand Pot Holder

Ladybug Platter for Grandma or Mom

Ladybug Platter for Grandma or Mom

Happy Kid-Friendly Crafting for Mother's Day!

While you're working on these projects with your kids, encourage them to share what they love about their mom. These are gifts that really keep on giving: You'll enjoy spending time with your children as you make them, Mom will love getting them, and your whole family will treasure them as keepsakes.

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