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Mum's The Word: Easy Crafts for Mother's Day

Posted 11 March 2021
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Mother’s Day can mean a trip to the shop for some flowers and chocolates, but there’s just something about homemade Mother’s Day cards that make our hearts glow! These simple Mother’s Day crafts are perfect for kids to make, with these easy step-by-step instructions and using things you’ll probably have in your house already!

  1. Cardboard butterflies

    With spring just around the corner, what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with some cute butterflies! Once you’ve cut out your insects, kids can go crazy on colouring them in and write their own special message for Mum. 

    What you’ll need: 
    - Colouring pens 
    - Scissors 
    - Card

    Mother's Day butterfly card for kids

    Mother's Day finished butterfly card for kids

  2. Cardboard flowers

    These cut-out flowers are really easy and simple to make, and we bet this card will love perfect on your fridge for months to come too! 

    What you’ll need: 
    - Card 
    - Colouring pens 
    - Coloured card, buy now on Amazon

    Mother's Day cut out flower card for kids

  3. Cut-out wow card

    Because what other words sums up Mum better than the word ‘Wow’? This is a really simple and easy card design, and once you’ve finished cutting you could even get creative with some colouring in. 

    What you’ll need: 
    - Card

    Mother's Day step by step cut out card for kids

    Mother's Day fcut out card for kids

  4. Fingerprint Flowers

    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:

    - Card
    - Paint, in two different colours
    - Plate
    -Green pen

    A boy creating fingerprint flowers with paint

    A boy holds up his fingerprint flowers card for Mother's Day

    A little girl holds up her fingerprint flowers card for Mother's Day

  5. 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
    - Scissors

    A little girl using a glue stick to make cupcake case flowers

    Cupcake case flowers craft for Mother's Day

    A little girl holding up her Mother's Day card

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?!

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