Go beyond the simple tulips or daffodils and give one of these cool DIY Mother’s Day crafts. I love homemade gifts. In the moment, jewelry or flowers might be exactly what I want. But I always keep (and remember) the ones my daughter made me. I can’t buy those in a store. Remember to take a photograph of them so you can have double the memories!
39 Cool DIY Mother’s Day Crafts
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If you don’t have a crafty inkling, Mom might like some jewelry. How about a cute heart necklace? You could also refashion an outfit for her too!
Note: This list does not contain any thumbprint, handprint, or footprint crafts. I don’t think it’s a good idea to have your prints laying around on a card.
Mom, I Love You Pop Up Cards
3D makes it look like you slaved over making her a card, but it is as easy to printing, cutting, and pasting. Use a bright spring color to make it pop.
Egg Carton Flowers
Here is an extremely simple craft for the younger children. Get some non-toxic paint and let the kiddos make mom something special.
1 Minute Flower Hair Barrette
These barrettes take no time at all thanks to a glue gun. Appropriate for the older child.
Polaroid Photo Magnets
Super awesome! A better way to put up photographs on the fridge. It's a bit more of an advanced project, but she'll love a picture of her favorite peeps in her life.
Kitchen Chalkboard From Clipboard
What a cute idea for a grocery list or meal planner ... or both! You could always buy a super heavy-duty hanging magnet if you want to use a piece of plywood (with a hole).
Have a beautiful quote for your mom, or do you just want to tell her how much you love her? How about you frame it? She can put it in her office and show off how much she is loved.
You can make these rocks in all sorts of designs, but I do like the markers for different types of plants. I'd love a set of these in a theme, such as butterflies, spots, cats, etc.
Ombre Monogram Letter
For those who love to knit or crochet, this would be a stellar gift for mom. A good craft for an older child, who would have the patience to wrap the yarn evenly.
DIY Crayon Candles
Finally, a good idea for all those castaway and broken crayons in your life. And when you a mom of young children, you have many of these. I remember a drawer full of them, actually!
Tulip in a Heart Card
Tulips are my favorite flower, but they tend to only last a couple of years (if that) because the squirrels ALSO love my tulips. Make one last by making one for her. Another 3D easy craft.
Butterfly Hand Card
Get the hand without any of the print in a simple shape that any child can make. Adult supervision might be required for cutting. But, your child can paint, color, or decorate the butterfly wings.
Plastic Spoon Flowers
This is a really easy craft for younger children, using colorful spoons and pipe cleaners. Throw some colored brown paper in a plastic cup, and you've got a completed gift for Mother's Day from your toddler or preschooler.
Heart Bath Bombs
These bath bombs are the bomb. Made from simple ingredients, and mom can relax in the tub. A perfect Mother's Day!
Popsticle Stick Frame
Popsticle crafts are fun for the little one because they tend to be easy to use. This makes a simple gift that any child can paint or color.
Felt Button Flowers
Pretty, no-sew flowers. You could also make them with something "flatter" for the stem so they could double as a bookmark.
Craft Stick Flower Pots
Very simple craft using popsicle sticks.
Flower Bouquet Spinner
If the kiddo likes to color, this is a nice and simple gift for mom.
Mason Jar Print Frame
You can upcycle any glass jar for this project. Scope out your local thrift shops.
For the super hero mom in your life.
I Love You Because
This craft is nice because you can tell mom exactly how much you love her.
Jar of Love
Writing out all 365 notes could make your hand cramp, but you know what? Mom is so worth it.
“You Are My Sunshine” Noodle Card
So stinkin' cute!
#1 Mom Ribbon
Sometimes moms need to be reminded how great they are doing. This would also make a good #1 Dad ribbon, too.
Paper Scraps Greeting Cards
This is a great way to use up wrapping paper, cardboard, or construction paper scraps.
Paper Cup Flower Card
I like this craft because the kids can make a simple craft with just some glue and construction paper.
Pop Up Heart Card
Need more 3D pop up card ideas? This one uses folded over pieces of paper to make hearts.
Mom Photo Holder
Made out of wood and paint.
Paper Plate Calla Lilies
What I like about these is how simple they are. Just curl up and glue.
Mother’s Day Photo Flower Pot Craft
What could be a better present for Mother's Day than photos of the sweet flowers in her life?
Easy Paper Cup Flowers
Here is another super easy paper cup flower craft, and it is appropriate for small children (with supervision with the scissors).
Because mom is the queen.
I Love You This Much Card
What a super cute idea for a card. You can put any note you want inside.
Flower Button Card
Here is a fun gift for mom if she likes to sew.
Free Mother’s Day Coloring Page
Coloring pages are probably the easiest way to celebrate a holiday. Little ones of all ages, and even big ones, can get in on the coloring action.
You Are My Sunshine Handprint Craft
I love this song. Make a big, happy sign for mom with the words!
Pipe Cleaner Flowers
All you really need for this craft is some colorful pipe cleaners and a small clay pot!
Paper Straw Tulips Bouquet
Super simple, using a straw and some construction paper.
Made with clear Elmer's glue, you can make these dots into several different shapes. I wonder if you could put a photograph or a flower under the glue.
Mother-Child Love Craft
This is a super simple printable that you can glue onto a paper plate.
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