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17 Easy Emergency Mother's Day Crafts For Kids

Don't panic. Mother's Day is right around the corner, but even the most craft-averse children can make these quick gifts.

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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.

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.


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.