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Mother's Day Crafts for Kids

Get out the crafts supplies for our easy, heartfelt homemade Mother's Day gifts. Mom or Grandma will love the thought put into our sweet crafts, including handmade cards, magnets, wall art, and button bouquets. Who needs flowers? Try one of our sentimental Mother's Day crafts for kids as this year's gift!


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    • Scanned and Framed Kid Art

      Storing artwork in drawers is a shame -- display it proudly instead! This Mother's Day, scan and arrange pictures of favorite crafts (involve the kids in the selection) in a collage that fits an 8.5x11-inch frame. It's a perfect reflection of little Picasso's early work.

    • Decorative Serving Tray

      Mom's breakfast in bed just got cuter! Print our free pattern, then use the silhouettes to create stencils for your painted designs. Ensure that each color dries before you begin the next. Once all the paint is dry, seal the design with several coats of polyurethane to protect the surface.

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    • Mother's Day Flower Photos

      Keep a blossoming garden in your home for weeks with these adorable paper flowers. Cupcake holders and fuzzy felt flower stickers provide some 3D action, while pretty paper creates a colorful backdrop. Once the glue is dry, fasten the photos in the center of the cupcake holder for a darling Mother's Day craft display.

    • Silhouette Art

      Timeless and personal, a piece of silhouette art shows off Mom and her family. This gift would look great in any room of the house.

    • DIY Paper Flowers

      Our patterns help little ones make Mom a flower that won't wilt after the day is done. Print the pattern and trace onto the wrong side of wallpaper; cut out. Beginning with the smallest flower petal, wrap a petal around the end of a wire stem, securing with hot glue. Continue layering and eventually add the leaves. A green bead provides the flower center.

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    • Handmade Mug for Mom

      Tracing a pretty design onto a mug will make Mom's morning. Here's how transfer paper plus a tracing equals the best way to enjoy java.

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    • Stenciled Welcome Mat

      You can use our free pattern, below, to make these easy sole designs, or, better yet, use just-too-small kids' shoes and crafts paint to stamp little feet all over a carpet tile square. Now this is a Mother's Day craft that's functional and sentimental.

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    • Handmade Mother's Day Bouquet

      These handmade lollipop flowers with paper petals are sure to make Mom happy this Mother's Day. For each flower, fold colored cardstock in half and cut out six hearts. Punch a small hole near the tip of each. Layer six hearts together and insert a lollipop through the holes, fanning the petals around the stick. Make several lollipop flowers and place them in a simple vase to give to Mom.

    • Mother's Day Bouquet Wrap

      Make a standard Mother's Day bouquet more beautiful by designing a special wrap for the flowers. To get this look, paint a section of bubble wrap, then place a piece of plain tissue paper on top and press to transfer the paint. Repeat with a second color. Let the tissue paper dry before wrapping it around the bouquet. Tie the bundle with a ribbon and give it to Mom.

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      Easy Tote Bag

      Even the littlest members of your family will be able to help make Mom a fun and simple tote bag (it takes just four steps!). To make, download our template and trace and cut the felt shapes (you'll need 4 sheets of white felt and 1 sheet each of blue and red felt). Using a straight stitch, attach the 3x10-inch strip to the full piece of felt with a contrasting color of embroidery thread. Complete the two sides, then the bottom with a 3-x-10-inch strip. Attach the small handles using straight stitches. Stack the circles, top with colorful buttons, then attach using felt glue.

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      Nail Polish Glass Decor

      You'll never believe what some leftover nail polish can do! This Mother's Day craft is as simple as polish plus water ... just dunk a glass vase or storage container, and Mom's gift is ready.

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      Mother's Day Photo Pillow

      Older kids will get a kick out of creating a unique and meaningful photo pillow for Mom this Mother's Day. Start with a 14-inch pillow cover. Print 3x3-inch photos of you and Mom on iron-on ink-jet fabric sheets, cut them out, and iron them on a 12x9-inch felt sheet. Hand-stitch around the photo edges with floss. Punch holes in felt and fabric strips and attach the strips to the edges of the felt sheet with scrapbooking brads. Hand-stitch or use fabric glue to attach the embellished felt sheet to pillow cover; add felt die cuts. Finish by stuffing the pillow cover with fiberfill or a purchased pillow form and stitching the cover closed.

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      Collage Family Portrait for Mother's Day

      Take those drawings on the fridge up a notch to create this adorable Mother's Day gift. The first step is a kid-drawn family portrait. Then, let kids bring the drawing to life with a hand-painted watercolor photo mat, and 3-D collage elements. We cut out kid-stamped thumbprints for the rainbow, and had them add messages to the clouds.

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      Butterfly Family Tree

      Mom will love receiving a heartfelt idea like a homemade family tree for her Mother's Day gift. Colored paper, matte board, and a butterfly punch make pulling together the craft idea surprisingly easy.

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      Mother's Day Mosaic Vase

      Kids and another adult can team up to make this pretty and simple vase. Kids can paint wooden craft hearts and glue them in a pattern on a square vase. Then, an adult can step in to wipe grout over the vase, wiping off the excess with a damp sponge.

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      Words of Love Photo Frame for Mom

      Kids can write everything they love about Mom on an easy-to-make photo mat. Cut a spot for the photo first, or attach it to the paper. Then, let your kids run wild with colorful markers. A black outline gives all the words a cohesive look.

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      Monogram for Mom

      Mom will love this special monogram that she can display anywhere. First, purchase a wooden letter (available at crafts stores) of her first initial or "M" for mom. Kids can easily paint it with her favorite color and embellish it with multicolor buttons, patterned ribbon, and strips of paper.

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      Sweet Hand-Drawn Mother's Day Card

      Craft Mother's Day cards with a few pieces of colored construction paper and washable markers. Fold construction paper into card shapes and let them draw pictures for Mom; if they are too young to write, help them spell a sweet message on the front of the card. Display the finished card in a jumbo wooden clothespin embellished with a chipboard flower and stickers that spell "mom."

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      Mother's Day Gift Jar

      Make Mom feel extra special on Mother's Day with this "I Love You" jar. Cut 1-inch-wide strips of colorful or patterned paper and write a reason you love her on each strip. Bend the ends of the strip together to make little rings with the message on the inside. Fasten the ends together with stickers, and place them in a glass jar. Make a label for the front of the jar.

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      Mother's Day Time Capsule

      Create a way for Mom to reminisce with a time capsule. Collect souvenirs from fun family moments and trips, such as concert tickets, seashells, photos, or a map. You can even add a flash drive containing digital memories. Put the treasures into a simple box or a glass jar. Date the time capsule, and take time to look through it every year with Mom on Mother's Day.

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      Mother's Day Pencil Holder and Frame

      Recycle an empty food can into a pretty pencil holder with the help of paper, pictures, and a little ribbon. Wrap green tape around a handful of pens until you reach the tips. Finish by hot-gluing buttons to the tops of the pens for fun, flowery pops of color.

      For the frame, choose one with a large mat and space for a small photo. Add scrapbook letter stickers to the mat for a unique photo border, using different colors to make special words stand out.

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      Magnets for Mom

      Add flair to Mom's fridge with these adorable homemade magnets made from paper, buttons, and felt fabrics. If you're using paper, glue the patterned side to the flat side of a clear stone and trim to fit, let dry. Add a magnet strip to the back. To make the felt flower and button magnets as shown, hot-glue buttons and other embellishments to magnet strips.

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      Mother's Day Flowers

      Wrapping paper adds a personal touch to a classic bunch of Mother's Day flowers. Wrap paper with a fun and bright pattern around the base, using glue to secure in place. Tying the paper on with a ribbon or some lace works well, too.

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      Sewing Organizer Gift Idea for Mom

      Create an adorable sewing organizer from an egg carton for Mom. First, clean an old egg carton, then dress it up with a quick coat of spray paint. Fill each compartment with safety pins, sewing needles, buttons, and thread. Add a made-to-fit pincushion by wrapping fabric around cotton stuffing (find both at crafts or sewing supply stores). Use a safety pin or fabric glue to close the fabric ends in the back.

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