Nothing beats an adorable handmade gift from a little one. They are so charmingly wonky! So here is a list of easy Mother’s Day crafts for kids to make the occasion as special as can be!
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I tried to pick projects that all looked a little more sophisticated than more typical kid’s crafts, but I assure you these can easily be made by children (with adult help and supervision of course.)
Moms will gush in appreciation no matter what the final product looks like. But sometimes it’s nice to try to aim a little high and try to get the kiddos to create something worthy of display and maybe even something that’s useful!
All the supplies you’d need for these projects can likely be found locally at a Dollar Store, Michael’s, thrift store, or Joann’s. A lot of materials you probably have on hand already. But I’ve included some relevant links in case it’s easier to wait for 2 day shipping than to get out to the store. Which let’s be honest, happens more often than not.
If you also need a card to accompany these DIY Mother’s Day gifts, here’s a cute selection of 15 Printable Mother’s Day Cards.
Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids
Let the kids paint the egg carton in whatever colours they want and create the flower centers with beads, pom poms or other craft materials you’d like them to use up!
I would hang this cutie up in my entryway year-round!
Easily made with a thrift store vase and a selection of tissue papers from the collection I know we all have. (Unless I’m the only person hoarding sheets of tissue paper from every party we’ve ever attended?!)
This is so cute, my son would totally make this for himself and give me a coupon for a hug instead! haha! But to be fair, he does give the best hugs.
Mother’s Day Craft Ideas
What a fun pop of bright colour this would add to a garden! You can probably find all the materials for these DIY wind chimes at your local dollar store.
Get the kiddos to paint the bird feeder or add other embellishments to really level up this easy Mother’s Day craft for kids.
Such a sweet and simple idea that Moms will cherish! These little hearts, made with oven bake clay, would also be great as keychains.
There’s nothing complicated about this tea towel project, even though they look so artsy! All you need are some inexpensive flour sack tea towels and acrylic paint!
A little trio of faux cacti for Mom to decorate her desk with!
Mother’s Day Crafts for 3-5 Year Olds
What can a 3 year old make for Mother’s Day? Here are a few crafty ideas that littlest ones can manage (with lots of supervision) to create for their mamas.
I had no idea how easy it was to transfer a design to a pillar candle! Kids can draw out their design and (an adult) can use a hair dryer to adhere it to the candle.
10. Button Rainbow
What a great way to use up some of the buttons in your collection! Or grab an assortment here and use them in other craft projects too.
11. String Art Heart
How cute is this string art project?! I found some wood slices on Amazon, and they’d be great for making a set of coasters too.
This is a perfect art project for 3-5 years olds to make for Mother’s day.
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Also, if you’re looking for DIY Mother’s Day gifts for more advanced crafters, check out this post of 18 Last Minute DIY Mother’s Day Gifts.
13. Clay Ring Bowls
Crayola makes air dry clay that you can use to help your kiddos make cute little trays for rings, keys or other trinkets.
14. Cupcake Candle
This is a great project for slightly older children who can handle a more detailed project.
This DIY comes with a tip for how to make the designs dishwasher safe. Cuz moms don’t want gifts they’ll have to hand wash. lol
Cool Things to Make for Mother’s Day
I know these don’t look like perler beads, but they are! I would wear the heck out of a stack of these adorable bracelets. In fact, I’m tempted to make them for myself…
17. Stitching Boards
A collection of these colour blocked stitched boards would be lovely framed in a gallery wall!
An easy painting project for kids to make for moms who love to garden! All you need is a pack of wooden spoons and some paints!
Use some of the buttons you collected for the rainbow project above to decorate this popsicle stick photo frame.
This cloud is so cute, but kids could pick any simple shape like a flower, heart, kitty face etc, cut it out of the felt and turn it into a brooch.
Bonus points if you manage to find a little plant that looks like the top of a pineapple!
22. Floral Monograms
I know you can get faux flowers from the dollar store or Michael’s. Or you can make them out of felt from one of my flower patterns.
The letters are a little harder to find though. You might luck out at your local craft store, or you can help your kiddo cut out a couple layers of cardboard instead.
That’s it for this list of easy Mother’s Day crafts for kids. I’ll be bookmarking this page on my husband’s computer, fingers crossed I get those perler bead bracelets!
Happy Mother’s Day!