Many kids and adults alike enjoy making crafts for their moms on Mother’s Day. Of course, the craft should also be something that mom will enjoy and use. Below are some great Mother’s Day craft ideas that kids and adults of all ages and artistic skill levels can try– maybe with dad or a sibling’s help.
Painted Garden Rocks
This craft is as simple as it sounds. Find some rocks and paint them to make them look pretty. Using acrylic-based paints or paint pens will work well. Avoid water-colored paints. Mom can then decorate the garden with them, or you can leave them there as a surprise!
Decorated Picture Frame
All you need for this project is a picture frame, art supplies, and some imagination. Decorate the frame with anything from markers to buttons or cotton balls! Finish it up by inserting a cute picture of you and your mom. She is sure to love it.
Your fingerprints are unique, so why not use them to make a special card? Dip your fingers in paint (any non-toxic kind) and make some art. Common Mother’s Day designs include flowers and hearts. Make sure to write a nice message inside too.
Construction Paper Flowers
Real flowers wilt, but paper flowers can last forever! Cut flower shapes out of construction paper or roll up strips to make roses. Use pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, or more construction paper as stems. To make them seem more like flowers, spray the finished artwork with perfume.
Painted Flower Pot or Vase
Once you have real or paper flowers, you will need something to put them in. Buy a small vase or flower pot and get to painting. Waterproof paints will work best, especially if the flowers are real. Make it look nice to encourage your mom to use it all year round.
Simple Sugar Scrub
Did you know you can make a body scrub with just sugar (white or brown) and liquid body soap? Mix one part soap with three parts of sugar. Mix it well and put it in a jar. Mom can use this in the shower to make her skin soft.
For this project, you will need an adult to help. All you need is crayons, a wick, an essential oil, and a candle holder. The candle holder can be whatever you like, from a jar to an eggshell. Put your wick in the bottom of the container, making sure the end is higher than the container. Then have an adult pour in melted crayons (any color) into the container. You can add a drop or two of essential oil at this point to add a scent. That’s all it takes!
To make your very own coupon book for mom, all you need is paper and something to write with. On the cards, write nice things you will do for or with your mom. These can be chores or fun activities. Add a little color to decorate the book.
Help mom decorate the fridge by making picture magnets. Glue a picture that you think your mom will like to a small object, like a bottle cap or a small piece of cardboard. Have an adult help you to hot-glue a magnet to the back. All that’s left after that is to put it on the fridge.
Stamped Tea Towels
For this project, you will need blank white tea towels, paint, and stamps. Lay the towel flat. Dip your stamps in paint and stamp on the towel. Make sure to let it dry before you wrap it! These can make for pretty kitchen or bathroom decorations.
Simple Bath Sachet
Bath sachets are a great craft for adults to make. All you need are rectangular coffee filters, dried herbs or flowers, and craft glue. All you need to do is put your dried herbs or flowers (lavender, mint, and camomile work well) into the coffee filter and glue it shut! Mom can then put this in the bath to release relaxing scents.
Children over the age of three can make cute jewelry for their moms with just some beads, string, and clasps. Elastic string works best. Make a pretty necklace or bracelet for mom to wear around the house by mixing and matching beads to make patterns.
Classic Macaroni Art
Whatever happened to macaroni art? All you need is glue, pasta, and paper. Glue down the pasta pieces on the paper to make whatever picture you want. Paint over the noodles with watercolor paints to add a little color.
Adults who have great crafting skills may want to try their hands at embroidery. There are many free Mother’s Day embroidery patterns available online. Simply follow the directions to make a piece of cloth art your mom can hang up in the home. Adult shoppers may be able to find some embroidery kits at craft stores that either kids or adults can use as well. This may be the better option if you do not already have embroidery supplies at home.
Another easy project is making a jewelry dish. It is easier to decorate something rather than make your own dish. Some things that make great dish bases are small bowls or jars. Paint them or decorate them however you like. You can even add your bead jewelry inside as an extra surprise!
Mother’s Day is a special day for moms and mother figures. Kids and adult children can make the day a little more special for their moms by trying their hand at making an arts and crafts project. These gifts are unique and personalized. Mom is sure to love any one of these options– maybe even almost as much as she loves the person who makes them!