Easy Crafts for Mothers Day Gifts

2016 May 04
by Birthday Keepsakes

On this special day we honor motherhood, show our appreciation, celebrate our love for moms and mother figures (including grandmothers, stepmothers, foster mothers), and say thank you for all they do for us. 

Adult children usually give gifts, cards, flowers, or candy. Some take their mom out for a family dinner in a restaurant or engage in another special activity that is especially pleasing to her.

Young children like to make their own gifts and cards, and those special keepsakes are very touching to loved ones.

Here are five, easy to make, Mother Day crafts your child might like to make.  

Display flowers in this sparkly clothespin flower pot

This colorful, inexpensive, and easy to make flower pot is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. It’s sure to make Mom smile.

Materials Needed:  

• Package of clothespins

• White Glue 

• Glitter – several pastel colors                               

• Empty Tuna Can or the bottom of a red solo cup 

• Potted Plant or Flowers (one of Mom’s favorites)                                                                                                                                                                     

Easy Directions can be found at this link: http://www.thisheartofmineblog.com/2012/03/26/spring-fling-clothespin-flower-pot/






Free Mother's Day Card

This printable, beautiful watercolor flowered heart comes from Ash and Crafts.

It’s presented as a JPG, so you can print it at home or even take it to your local photo center to have printed on photo paper! It is 5″x7″. 

Check out this site for more details: http://ashandcrafts.com/freebie-friday-mothers-day-card/ then add your special message for Mom.



A Mother's Day Crown for Mom!

Create a one of a kind crown for her.

With Dad’s help, and materials you have around the house, the printable templates for crowns found on the following site offers a variety of styles for your child to choose from:  http://www.firstpalette.com/tool_box/printables/princesscrown.html


  • Download any of the templates by clicking the "Download" button below each image. You will need a PDF reader to view these files.
  • Print out on A4 or Letter size card stock.
  • Color, cut out and assemble the crown template pieces following the instructions in our print and color crown craft.

Adult can print out the one selected, direct the child as to cutting out the shape, then stand back and let the decorating begin.

 Use materials you have around the house: paint, crayons, gem stickers, glitter, markers, buttons, pompoms…it’s up to the child’s imagination and creativity.



Jars & Canisters Make Perfect, and Re-usable Gifts

Jars and canisters come in all sizes can be found everywhere: discount stores, thrift stores, the dollar store, and garage sales. Filling jars and canisters is a perfect activity for little hands.

  • Have your child fill a jar, they have chosen for Mom, with her favorite treat.           
  • Make a special label, add a special message and and tape it to the jar.
  • Add a colorful bow, tie a ribbon or wrap twine around the top. 
  • There you are…an easy, yet special gift for Mom on her special day.


?Mother's Day Glass Gem Sun Catcher

This easy to do craft is perfect to hang in a sunny window where Mom can see it every day. It’s guaranteed to make her smile as she thinks of you.

• CLEAR ELMER’S GLUE (Plain Elmer’s doesn’t work as well – it dries cloudy and yellows in the sun)

• GLASS GEMS (color of your choice; found at the dollar, craft or thrift store).

  • A round plastic container lid
  • Ribbon, yarn, or fishing line 

Follow the easy directions at this link http://myhappycrazylife.com/mothers-day-craft-sun-catchers/. Remember to give yourself time for the glue to dry…have fun!


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