1. Make Mom into a Queen with a handmade crown.
All you need is construction paper, scissors, some flair (glitter, pom-poms, crayons), and instructions from The Chocolate Muffin Tree.
2. Turn a trace of your child’s hand into a sign language “I love you” card.
Two sheets of construction paper, glue, and scissors help make the perfect Mother’s Day card.
Full instructions found here.
3. If Mom has a sweet tooth, try this lollipop bouquet.
4. A celery rose by any other name would smell as sweet (and now you can’t eat it, oh darn!)
Dip a cut off celery stalk into red paint for a unique Mother’s Day card. Coat in glitter and heartfelt sentiment and you’re done! According to Maureen Cracknell Handmade bunches of leafy lettuce will also work.
5. If your kids are older or have good motor skills, make Mom a set of Tin Can Lanterns.
You’ll need some old tin cans, a hammer and nails, and some paint. This project definitely requires adult supervision but Grow Creative has detailed instructions to make this an easily doable craft.
6. Recycle yogurt cups into vases for tissue paper flowers.
Also grab some straws, construction paper, and Play-Doh and you’re all set to follow the instructions laid out by PBS.
7. Or make Mom a pretty tissue paper flower corsage.
This one requires a bit more prep since you need ribbon, hot glue, and a broach pin (available in the craft section of your local big box retailer). But PBS breaks it down into a simple step-by-step guide.
8. Two woven pieces of construction paper make a homemade coin purse.
These heart baskets are a little complicated to piece together, but Maya Made breaks it down into very specific steps.
9. Use pipe cleaners and Cheerios to make a bird feeder.
The heart shapes give the birds somewhere to land and show off how much the kids love Mom. Detailed instructions can be found here.
10. Use Kleenex and markers to make a flower bouquet that will never wilt.
The Mother Huddle’s step-by-step instructions are simple but the results are beautiful.
11. Give a dollar store photo frame a homemade twist.
Using an old toilet paper roll and some paint, give mom a modern frame or decorate with glitter for a more fabulous look. Creative Carmella has a detailed walkthrough.
12. A cheap candle can be converted into a artsy present.
Using wax paper, white tissue paper, markers, and a hair dryer, help the kids imprint their creative works onto the candle using instructions found on Come Together Kids.
13. Print out some coupons Mom will actually use.
Go here to download the free PDF and print off coupons for dish duty, breakfast in bed, and more!
14. Put a colorful paper bouquet on a card.
If they can cut out the approximate shape of a circle, your kids can make this super easy craft. Get the directions here.
15. Transform her clothespins with washi tape.
Kids might need a little help from dad getting the tape to go on straight. Get more details here. Use them as chip clips or hot glue magnets to the back for instant refrigerator art holders.
16. Glue tissue paper or crepe paper onto a flower pot.
Make it in Mom’s favorite colors. Get the directions here.