Mother’s Day is slowly approaching, and I think the sweetest gifts are always the handmade ones our children make. I have a jewelry box that Tatum made a couple of years ago that I have sitting on my bedside table that I absolutely cherish. I could care less about the expensive gifts — I really love the heartfelt ones that my little girl has made.
Dads (and moms!), if you’re looking for some sweet crafts to do with your kids to give to your mom, grandma, aunts, whoever is an important woman and mother-figure in your life, take a look at some of these adorable crafts below that your little ones can do with you!
Handprint crafts are always a favourite of mine! Trace your kids’ hands and cut out a flower pot shape, then have them put their “flower” hand in the pot. Add any decorations you like (little flowers, grass, sun, whatever you can think of!) and this is a sweet gift to give the special women in your little ones life. Putting it in a frame would add a nice touch.
This is a really thoughtful and easy craft that you can put together in a few minutes with materials you probably already have in your craft supplies. You can search for a poem online or create something special of your own to put in the centre, and have your child take care of the popsicle sticks. Find a picture of your little one and cut it into a circle for the “O” in mom, add some handprints and voila! You have a lovely handmade Mother’s Day card to give.
This is a perfect keepsake gift that is surprisingly easy to accomplish! All you need is a profile picture of each child you want to do a silhouette for, dark paper, paper for a backing card, picture frames (easily found at the dollar store), and some glue. You can either glue your photo to the dark paper or trace it, then cut the profile shape out. Glue the silhouette to your backing card, and frame it! This is such a great idea for Mother’s Day that will be kept for a long time.
I love getting a beautiful bouquet of flowers, but when I get a bunch of wildflowers picked especially for me from Tatum, they are so much more special. For a cute Mother’s Day craft, have your kids paint vases (with enamel craft paint, so it doesn’t wear off of the glass) and pick some flowers! Tatum and I love going for walks and finding different kinds of flowers to bring home. Grab some glass vases from the dollar store and let them paint them as they like. Add in their specially picked flowers, and you and your kids have a super easy and beautiful gift.
Don’t have any wildflowers growing nearby? Make this adorable craft instead! Make some paper flowers as shown above, trace your child’s hand, glue the hand (except for fingers) onto your paper of choice, then tuck the flowers into the hand and glue the fingertips down. This is a really cute and easy card for your kids to do!
Want to do something a little different from the typical Mother’s Day craft with your kids? Try making these pretty homemade lavender bath salts. You only need a few ingredients to make a little DIY spa gift: epsom salts, lavender essential oil, lavender buds and the container of your choice. Your kids will have fun mixing all of the ingredients up!
What are your kids crafting for Mother’s Day this year?