Mum's The Word: 7 easy flower crafts for Mother's Day
Mother's Day can mean a trip to the shop for flowers and chocolates but there’s something about homemade gifts, cards and keepsakes that always seems so much more special than ones that have been bought! These simple floral Mother's Day crafts are perfect for kids to make and use materials that you’re already quite likely to have at home (because everyone has had to make fairy cakes with their kids at some point, right?!) and they’re pretty enough that you’ll enjoy having them up too. Flowers are lovely to receive on Mothers Day, but flowers that your kids have made are even better!
These fingerprint flowers would be perfect for decorating a Mothers Day card or you could put the card in a frame to keep it on display. To make this I’d recommend using card rather than paper as it can hold paint a lot better without getting soggy. Put some paint on to a plate and then get your kids to dip their fingers into it and print the flower petal shapes onto the card. At four years old my daughter needed a bit more help with this than my son so I turned the card around a bit each time for her until she’d made her petals into a flower shape. They then used another colour paint to make the centre of a flower and used a green pen to draw on the stem and some leaves. They must have enjoyed it as the both then carried on a bit adding fingerprinted suns and some grass and stuff to their pictures!
What you'll need:
- Paint, in two different colours
- Green pen
Cupcake Flower Bouquet
Cupcake case crafts are brilliant as they’re one of those things that almost everyone has hanging around in the back of a kitchen cupboard, but kids enjoy crafting with them as they’re something a bit different to their normal craft supplies. Start by cutting some green strips of card to use as stems and cut out some leaf shapes too, stick these onto your background sheet of card. I find that for paper and card a glue stick normally works best as it dries quickly, always handy when kids when to pick up their creations straight away to show you what they’ve made! Next, glue a cupcake case onto the top of each stem. For our flowers, we then cut petal shapes into another cupcake case and glued these on top and then added pom poms for the centre of each flower.
What you'll need:
- Cupcake cases
- A sheet of card for the base
- Green card for the stems and leaves
- Glue stick
More Mothers Day Craft Ideas
This footprint clay bowl from Messy Little Monster is adorable and would make the perfect keepsake gift.
We shared this simple doily bouquet craft which would look great on the front of a Mothers Day card.
This puzzle piece frame from Buggy and Buddy would be lovely for putting a family photograph in.
For older kids, this pop-up daffodil card from Red Ted Art would be really fun to make
Finally, this teacup card from In The Playroom is one of my all-time favourites - after all, what mums don’t need more tea?!