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DIY Mother’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids

My kids and I created a few DIY Mother’s Day craft ideas and I wanted to share them with you in case you are looking for quick and easy kids’ craft ideas. The crafts we created together are perfect kids’ gift ideas to give to Mom, Grandma, Auntie, or any woman you’d like to honor!

I bought a few of our supplies at Dollar Tree and Target. However, the majority of our gear we got from Arts and Scraps in Detroit. You can also create your Mother’s Day crafts with art supplies you already have at home.

Hope you find our DIY Mother’s Day craft ideas helpful!


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DIY MOTHER’S DAY CRAFT IDEAS FOR KIDS

DIY Mother's Day Crafts for Kids

FOOTPRINT BUTTERFLY PAINTING

Hand print and footprints are heartwarming Mother’s Day craft ideas because Mom can look back on when her little one was small. I still have hand print crafts from when Elijah (20) and Michala (18) were little!

Zhen and Zephaniah loved this craft idea! I used non-toxic paint to cover one foot and helped them step onto the canvas/poster board.

For Zephaniah’s butterfly painting, I used canvas I bought at the Dollar Tree. Zhen’s foot was a little too big for the canvas so she used a piece of poster board.

DIY Mother's Day Craft Ideas for Kids
Zhen’s Butterfly
DIY Mother's Day Crafts for Kids
Zephaniah’s Butterfly

HOW TO MAKE IT:

1. Either put some non-toxic kid’s paint on a paper plate for your child to step into or paint one of your child’s feet. I had the kids step into the paint and I helped them with it so they didn’t make a big mess.

2. Help your child step onto the paper or object of choice to create the butterfly wings.

NOTE: You will repeat steps 1-2 for both feet.

This is the paint we used for the butterfly paintings.
DIY Mother's Day Crafts for Kids
For Zhen’s butterfly painting, she used a piece of a poster board.
DIY Mother's Day Crafts for Kids
Zephaniah used a small canvas from the Dollar Tree for his butterfly painting.

3. For older children, have them create the butterfly’s body. For younger children, I recommend sketching an outline of the butterfly’s body. This is what I did for my 2-year-old.

4. Next, your child can paint the butterfly’s body however she wants! Get creative with it!

5. Let the painting dry on a flat surface so the paint doesn’t run.

DIY Mother's Day Crafts for Kids
I sketched an outline of the butterfly’s body for Zephaniah.
DIY Mother's Day Craft Ideas for Kids
Zhen created her own butterfly body and painted it a mix of different colors.

A KID’S SWEET PAINTING ON CANVAS

Zechariah (4) is sometimes sensitive to certain textures. He doesn’t like to put his hands in paint so the thought of painting his feet did not sit well with him.

No worries because he came up with a different painting idea. He wanted to paint flowers for his Nana. I thought that was a really sweet Mother’s Day craft idea!

DIY Mother's Day Craft Ideas for Kids

A child’s canvas painting is a wonderful kids’ craft idea for a Mother’s Day gift. You can hang the picture up on the wall or at the office. Frame it to keep the painting fresh longer or leave it as-is. The choice is yours!

DIY Mother's Day Craft Ideas for Kids
DIY Mother's Day Crafts for Kids
Zhen loved her brother’s Mother’s Day gift idea, too, so she painted her Nana a rainbow on canvas.
DIY Mother's Day Craft Ideas for Kids

GIFT BOX WITH LOVE NOTES AND CHOCOLATES

For this Mother’s Day craft idea, I bought flower gift boxes from the Dollar Tree to fill with love notes and chocolates. It’s super easy and the kids enjoyed making the love notes!

DIY Mother's Day Craft Ideas for Kids

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

1. Gift boxes from the Dollar Tree or a box you have at home.

NOTE: If you use a box you have at home, like a shoebox, your child can decorate the box using paint, construction paper, or fun stickers.

2. Index cards or any type of paper of your choice

3. Markers or pens

4. Stickers

5. Chocolates or any candy of your choice

I bought these pretty flower gift boxes at the Dollar Tree.
The kids wanted to use stickers, gel pens, and markers to decorate their love notes.

Since Zhen is 7, she was able to write her own messages on the index cards. I wrote out the messages she wanted to write in case she needed extra help.

For the boys, though, they’re a little too young to write their own sentences so I let them just draw on the index cards. Then I wrote different greetings on it.

After writing and drawing on the index cards, the kids decorated their love notes with stickers.

DIY Mother's Day Crafts for Kids

POP-UP MOTHER’S DAY CARD

Zhen actually came up with this Mother’s Day craft idea. She said she wanted to make a pop-up Mother’s Day card so we looked up a tutorial on Pinterest. Here’s the craft tutorial we used.

I’ll be honest, it took us a few tries to make the pop-up piece. Zhen wanted one big heart so we experimented with cutting the paper and measuring how to fit the heart into the card.

The big heart idea didn’t turn out the way we had hoped so Zhen made two small hearts instead. She also decorated the front of her card with pink hearts.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • construction paper
  • poster board
  • scissors
  • Elmer’s glue
  • markers or pens

For this Mother’s Day craft idea, we used a poster board to create a sturdy homemade card. Zhen decorated the outside of the card with purple construction paper and pink hearts.

For directions on how to create the pop-up decorations for the inside of the card, visit Kitchen Table Classroom’s tutorial HERE.

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