Mother's Day

These Mother's Day crafts and DIY gifts are perfect.
These Mother’s Day Crafts & DIY Projects Make Sweet Gifts

And Mom will actually want to display these.

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To me, one of the best parts about your younger kids being in school (other than the break) is when those little handmade pieces of artwork for holidays and special occasions start to come home. I am stoked for Mother’s Day coming up for this reason. Handprints, paintings, glue, tissue paper? Bring it on. And the fun doesn’t have to stop at school. If you’re looking for fun gift ideas for mom (or grandma) from the family, you need a great list of Mother’s Day crafts for kids. With everything from paint and paper crafts to DIY personal care items, these super sweet and sentimental gifts will make this Mother’s Day one to remember.

Some need a bit of adult supervision (which perhaps you can give while mom gets a break for a doubly thoughtful Mother’s Day gift), but a lot of these Mother’s Day crafts are pretty simple for kids to do on their own. There are some very clever ideas out there on the internet — just make sure you’re well stocked with finger paint, glue, glitter, and of course, cupcake liners. Trust me. And know that no matter how the DIY project or craft turns out, it’s the thought that counts. Little kids are always so excited to bring in their homemade card or little trinket, and they’ll have a blast celebrating their mom with these Mother’s Day craft ideas.


Pretty painted mason jar votive candles for a soft glow

I love a good mason jar, and throw in a candle and some lovely DIY from my kid and spouse? I am one happy mama. These Painted Mason Jar Votive Holders from Wholefully are a beautiful and Hygge gift for mom. You need wide painter’s tape, a cutting mat, a marker, glass frosting spray, a craft knife, spray paint, and of course a mason jar for this gift.


Painted watering can for gardening

30 Minute Crafts

This Painted Watering Can idea from 30 Minute Crafts is simple and serves two purposes — a vase for mother’s day flowers and then a watering can for plants and flowers to come. No matter how great of an artist your child is, I do believe mom will appreciate the sentiment and get the warm fuzzies as she waters her plants with the watering can for many days to come.


DIY suncatchers so she’ll always catch the sunshine

These DIY Suncatchers from Burlap and Blue are easy and I think can potentially be fun for both kids and adults. According to the post, you will need a Plaid Gallery Glass Beginner Suncatcher Kit, which you can get from Amazon. The author recommends using a toothpick while you design in order to get rid of air bubbles and if you want to save and reuse suncatchers place them on a plastic wrap-covered piece of cardboard.


DIY butterfly jewelry box for all her treasures

Give mom a spot for all her special jewelry and/or knick knacks with this beautiful DIY Butterfly Jewelry Box for Mother’s Day by Mod Podge Rocks. You will need an unfinished wooden box, acrylic paint, scrapbook sheets, a paper cutter or craft knife, paint brushes, pencils, glitter, and molds of whatever shapes you’d like. And of course, Mod Podge. Even if you don’t follow this exact template and theme, Mom will love whatever the kiddos come up with.


Super cute marbled bowls for jewelry and knicknacks

I know I always have little pieces of jewelry or baubles that I have laying around random surfaces to keep them out of the tiny hands of my 3 year old, and I’d love to have a special bowl made by him and his Dad to keep everything nice and neat (and still potentially on top of the cabinet). This Mini Marbled Decorative Bowl craft from Paper & Stitch is fun, pretty easy, and has a beautiful end product. You need oven bake clay, a disposable cup, masking tape, a toothpick, and as many nail polish colors as you can find.


A colorful Mother’s Day card made out of Washi Tape

This craft is inexpensive and pretty fun and easy for little kiddos. The Washi Tape Mother’s Day Card craft from Rosyscription doesn’t have a lot of supplies — you need card stock, washi tape, scissors, a stamp, and a stamp pad. A grownup can cut the cardstock into the desired card size and the kids can decorate the card with washi tape, making whatever design or pattern they’d like. The stamp is optional, however Zazzle has nice options for stamps if you’re so inclined.


Edible coupons for delicious promises

This is a super clever idea featuring Edible Coupons For Mother’s Day from A Little Craft In Your Day. You’ll need a clear box, white card stock, a sticker maker or glue, a paper trimmer, flower stickers, and of course, one bag of chocolate (or whatever mom’s favorite candy is). This is a craft for a parent to do with their child for mom, and once you make the tiny “coupons,” you stick them to the back of each chocolate piece and put them into the box.


Garden gift basket for moms who love to be outside

If mom loves gardening, this easy DIY Garden Gift Basket idea from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs would be a super sweet gift, and a very easy craft. You need a pretty flower pot, a set of gardening tools, seeds, a package of seed markers (which your kids can craft), a gardening magazine, and this other crafty DIY Mother’s Day gift, a Coconut Sugar Scrub for those tired hands from working in the garden.


The ultimate Mother’s Day gift basket for moms who want a little of everything

Hands Occupied had the idea for The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Basket, and I think it’s a wonderful idea for those of us who may not have time to help the kids with an elaborate hands-on craft. This still involves some creativity, especially if you opt to make the stenciled stemless wine glass, but hand curating a basket especially for mom is definitely DIY and crafty. Throw in some handmade cards from the kids, too, along with a book, some chocolate and her favorite wine. Or, if you’re like me and prefer coffee, include a cute mug and a bag of beans in your basket.


Butterfly and bumble bee footprint hand towels make super cute keepsakes

Creative Green Living really nailed it with this idea for a Mother’s Day Craft for kids — these Bumble Bee & Butterfly Footprint Towels are beyond adorable and just too precious for words. You will need flour sack dish towels, and Tulip Soft Fabric Paint. Paint your child’s hands and feet and press them onto the towels, once dried, draw on details in black. While you probably won’t be scrubbing kitchen counters with these, they’ll make a sweet and sentimental decorative piece for your kitchen.


Bubble bath bars to make showering fun

While this is definitely a craft requiring adult supervision or help, I think the end result for mom is absolutely worth it. Thanks to this easy recipe rom A Beautiful Mess, you can “Make Your Own Bubble Bars” with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, as well as food or soap dye and essential oils. The molds are what really makes these stand out and will make a beautiful gift for mom.


A lemon-sugar scrub to make her skin super soft

This DIY crafty Make-It-Yourself Lemon Sugar Scrub from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs would make a fantastic Mother’s Day gift, in my opinion. Whether it’s from all the counter wiping, dishwashing, or weight lifting I’m doing, I know my hands need some TLC, and I bet the mom in your life’s hands do, too. There are literally four ingredients and you can’t go wrong.


A painted throw pillow to kick up her home decor

I feel like this Painted Throw Pillow Craft from A Little Craft in Your Day can go a few different ways. If you have an older child, you can go with the way the blogger explains by using stencils and making a designed pillow. For younger kids, I think it would be cute to have your child draw their own creations on the pillow with fabric paint. I personally would love this in my living room on my couch or on my bed, but I know some moms are different and wouldn’t want that as decor. Either way, this is a sweet and sentimental gift for mom.


Tell her she’s your sunshine with cupcake liner crafts

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These You Are My Sunshine Mother’s Day cards from I Heart Crafty Things are so adorable. You need yellow cupcake liners, googly eyes, blue card stock paper, crayons, and glue. The yellow cupcake liners serve as the sun, and the googly eyes give them some personality. Simply paste the liner to the front of the card and have your child glue the eyes and write and decorate the outside and inside as they wish.


Marbled paper Mother’s Day cards look super fancy

A Beautiful Mess teaches us “How To Marble With Shaving Cream”, and I think this can be transferred to some beautiful Mother’s Day cards, don’t you? You’ll need a plate, shaving cream, inks, a toothpick, a spatula, and some plain white card stock to make these gorgeous and unique Mother’s Day cards. Once they’re dry, your kids can write Mother’s Day messages to mom.


Kid-made floral perfume that actually smells good


Now I think this is one of the coolest DIY crafts on this list. I am a huge fan of homemade herbal concoctions, and this Kid-Made DIY Mother’s Day Floral Herb Perfume from Hello, Wonderful would make a really beautiful and unique gift. You need filtered water, assorted flowers and herbs, spray bottles, and a nice-smelling essential oil like lavender.


Brush stroke coasters to keep her counters safe

These Brush Stroke Coasters from A Little Craft In Your Day will unleash your child’s inner artist, creating a beautiful piece that is as adorable and sentimental as it is functional. Don’t forget to use a spray sealer once the paint dries if you plan on putting glasses that will sweat moisture on there.

Whether it’s as simple as a homemade card or it’s an entire DIY collection of mason jar candle holders, mom will appreciate the thought and work that went into any of Mother’s Day Crafts. Just make sure she gets some rest on top of the gift, and she’ll have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

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