Mother’s Day Crafts

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Mother’s Day can mean a trip to the shop for some flowers and chocolates, but there’s just something special 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!

Shall we get messy?

Paper Butterflies

With spring just around the corner, what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with some cute butterflies? Crafts for kids are a brilliant way to develop their motor skills, and fuel their creativity and imagination! And colourful butterflies are the way to go!

You’ll need:

  • Colouring felt tips, pens or crayons
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • 1 Piece of white card
  • Multiple pieces of coloured card

1. First, fold your white piece of card in half, that will be the Mother’s Day card for your mom!

2. Grab a pencil and draw a large 3 on a coloured piece of card, and then another large 3, the opposite way to the first one, so they join up. This will make your butterfly! Draw as many as you want, as long as they join up.

3. Then with your parent’s supervision, cut out your butterflies. Then you can use all the colours you want and create all sorts of patterns on them!

4. Once you’ve decorated your insects, fold them up in half lengthways. So, it looks like they’re flapping their wings.

5. After folding, use PVA glue to stick them onto the white piece of card. Make sure to only glue the folded edge. So, their wings can still flap!

6. Then, write a special message for mom in the card and add anything else to decorate the card!

A simple but effective Mother’s Day craft that she’ll proudly display on the mantlepiece.

Fingerpaint Flowers

This super fun craft uses lots of colours and will be the next best thing after real flowers! It might get a little messy, but it’s all for the good of art! Plus, homemade gifts are really special and with our crafty gift ideas, you’ll leave mom with a happy smile!

She’ll have your handmade gift up on the fridge for months!

You’ll need:

  • Different colours of paint
  • A piece of white card
  • Colouring pens

1. First, draw a plant stem, with leaves, on your piece of card using the colouring pens (try to use green!)

2. At the top of each step, draw a circle using the yellow pen. Colour it in afterwards!

3. Dip your fingertip in whichever colour paint you like and print them all around the circle. This creates the flower petals!

4. Once you’ve made that fresh flower look, you can draw a face on the flower’s face!

5. Write a cute and heartful message on the card. And you’re all done!

Cut-out Wow Card

What other word sums up Mom 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! A homemade craft she’ll really appreciate.

You’ll need:

  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Felt tip pens

1. Fold a piece of card in half, this is where you’ll cut out the ‘wow.

2. Using a felt tip pen, draw the word ‘wow’, making sure the bottom of the letters reach up to the edge of the card (not the folded edge). Look at our example of how to draw the ‘wow’!

3. Once you’ve finished, cut around the letters. Unfold your card and you should have a ‘wow, mom’ craft!

4. If you like, decorate the card in whichever way you want. Squiggles, hearts, waves – you have all sorts of patterns to choose from.

A happy and uplifting handmade card that your mom will keep as a lovely keepsake!

Salt Dough Handprint Craft

Now, this one can be a little tricky and will need help from another adult! But it’s a super fun project and Mother’s Day craft for kids, that will make the cheeky monsters happy when they can get their hands dirty with this clay modelling craft!

You’ll need:

  • Make some salt dough. We have an easy-peasy recipe for you!
  • Clay paint
  • Glitter (if you don’t mind getting messy!)
  • Some ribbon

1. Using an adult’s help, make your salt dough!

2. Once you’ve made it, roll a piece of dough into a 2cm thick circle.

3. Place your hand on the edge of the circle and make sure it’s fully indented in the dough. But make sure it doesn’t rip! Then use a straw to make a hole at the top of the circle.

4. If you have time, once your handprint is etched into the dough leave it to dry all day. If not, ask an adult to pop it in the oven for 1-2 hours at 120 degrees.

5. After it’s baked, use some clay paint to paint the ornament. Then if you want to add some glitter, layer up some PVA glue in the handprint and sprinkle all the glitter you want! Tip the ornament on some newspaper to let the excess glitter fall off and let it dry.

6. Once dried, thread through a ribbon in the hole you made earlier.

And there you have it! Your beautiful clay art piece, that your mom can treasure forever as an adorable keepsake gift.

Cupcake Bouquet of Flowers

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! Many kids enjoy crafting with them as they’re something a bit different to their normal craft supplies.

You’ll need:

  • Cupcake cases
  • A sheet of card for the base
  • Green card for the stems and leaves
  • Mini pom poms
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

1. Start by cutting some green strips of cards to use as stems and cut out some leaf shapes too!

2. Stick these onto the sheet of the card using a glue stick.

3. Next, glue a cupcake case onto the top of each stem.

4. For our flowers, we then cut petal shapes into another cupcake case and glued these on top of the first case.

5. Once the cupcake cases are stuck down, add the pom poms into the centre of each flower.

And there you have it! Your cupcake liner flower card, that is super cute and a Mother’s Day craft project every child can get stuck into.

Footprint Clay Bowl

If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day craft worthy of all the ‘wow’s and ‘oh my god you made that?’ – this is the craft project you should try! Whether it’s for older kids or younger ones.

You’ll need:

  • White air-dry clay
  • Gold acrylic paint
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking paper
  • Knife
  • Small bowl
  • Clingfilm

1. First using a rolling pin, roll out your clay on a piece of baking paper (this is so the clay won’t stick). Make sure the clay is 1.5cm thick.

2. Now it’s time for the fun part! Have your child place their feet on the clay in a heart shape. This can be done by placing the heels almost together and the feet sticking out the side. Make sure even the tiny toes have been imprinted into the clay.

3. Once that’s done, carefully cut out a heart shape around the footprints using a knife. Make sure to leave a border around the footprint, so they’ll be framed. If your edges are a little ragged, dip your finger in cold water and smooth down the edges.

4. Then place the clay piece in a small bowl to dry (and keep its shape). You can wrap the bowl in clingfilm so it’ll be easier to take the clay piece out of the bowl when it’s dried.

5. When your clay bowl is completely dry (this could take a day), use the gold acrylic paint, to paint the footprints. The white clay and the gold paint will really complement each other!

When it’s dry, you have yourself an amazing craft keepsake, your mom can use as a jewellery dish! It’s a cool craft that shows a lot of thought and creativity skills!

Messy Little Monster’s has the perfect example of a footprint clay bowl to follow!

Puzzle Piece Frame

Have an old jigsaw puzzle box lying around that you don’t use anymore? Get crafty with it and turn it into an art project and handmade gift for your mom! It’s a innovative and creative Mother’s Day craft she’ll really cherish.

You’ll need:

  • Jigsaw puzzle pieces
  • Wide popsicle sticks
  • Glue gun
  • Paint
  • Ribbon

1. Grab 4 wide popsicle sticks and make a rectangle out of them. Once you’ve made your shape, use a glue gun to stick them together.

2. Use the glue gun to stick all the pieces of jigsaw puzzles along all 4 wide popsicle sticks.

3. You can now paint all your jigsaw puzzle pieces and popsicle frame with whichever colour paint you’d like!

4. Once that’s done, stick a picture you’ve drawn or a photograph of you and your mom, so it’s in the middle of your popsicle frame. You can do this by turning the frame over, and sticking the photo face down onto the popsicle sticks.

5. Aftrer, use the glue gun to stick your ribbon on the top popsicle stick, so it can be hung up!

Buggy and Buddy have the perfect example of their jigsaw puzzle piece frame!

We hope we’ve given you some artistic inspiration for your Mother’s Day crafts that can really bring a smile to your special moms. After all, isn’t the most important thing to make your mom happy on a day that celebrates her?

If you need some ideas on what to do on Mother’s Day, we have all you need! From these Mother’s Day offers you can get or these sweet afternoon tea attractions! To at-home ideas, and activities you can do! How about taking her out for a nice meal?

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