Fun Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids
1.) One of the easiest crafts kids can make is a coupon book. The coupons can be made from sheets of paper cut in thirds. Help them think of things to put on the coupons – “One hour uninterrupted bubble bath,” “Clean up my room by myself” or “A flower garden bouquet.” Let your child think of fun things to use for the coupons.
2.) Help your little kids make flowers from paper hearts that may be left over from Valentine’s Day. If you don’t have leftover hearts, you can help them cut out paper hearts from Mom’s favorite color. Arrange three to five hearts with the points at the center. Thread floral wire through the points and then twist the wires together to create the stem. Glue a large button or beads onto the hearts as the center of the flower. Your toddler can also create leaves by cutting them out of paper and gluing them to the stem. Place the flowers in a vase and set it on Mom’s tray for breakfast in bed.
3.) Purchase a pastel t-shirt for Mom. Then, using paint specialized for fabric, let your children place their hands into the paint and press them into the fabric. Be sure to write down the child’s name and age on their hand-print. You can also write the date on the t-shirt so Mom can see how the children have grown over the years.
4.) Make Mom a vintage label purse using an old wooden cigar box with a bamboo handle. These can be purchased from most craft stores. Take soup can labels, kool-aid labels or other things Mom likes and decoupage them onto the cigar box. Be sure that an adult paints shellac over the labels to protect them and keep them from coming off.
5.) Make a rustic bird house using a plain wooden birdhouse and then gluing twigs and moss onto it. You can also add other found items from your yard to make it look rustic. Hang the birdhouse where it can be seen from a window and Mom will enjoy watching the birds for years to come.
6.) Help your child make stepping stones with a kit or small bags of concrete. Make the stepping stones in aluminum pie tins or plastic pails. Your toddler will have fun adding found items, glass beads or silk flowers to decorate the stepping stone. Don’t forget to write the child’s name, age and date in the concrete.
These fun Mother’s Day crafts can be made well ahead of the holiday. Give your child the tools they need to make a great Mother’s Day gift for Mom, Grandma and any other special women in their lives. The women will adore the presents and the love your child used when making them.