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Mothers Day Craft Ideas

Mothers Day Craft Ideas 



Store-bought Mother’s Day gifts are wonderful, but nothing quite says ‘I love you’ like a special and unique homemade present for Mum. If you’re stuck for inspiration we’ve compiled a list of 10 Mother’s Day craft ideas that are great for toddlers and kids (under the supervision of an adult). Whether you’re interested in painting or modelling and sculpting - you’re sure to find the perfect gift idea for Mum below!


  1. Floral mug

  2. Tulip heart card

  3. Paper flowers

  4. Egg carton flowers

  5. Decorated tea towel

  6. Ribbon heart card

  7. Painted mason jar lantern

  8. Hand-shaped jewellery bowl

  9. Flower greeting cards 

  10. Fingerprint heart artwork

10 Mothers Day craft ideas for toddlers & kids

  1. Floral mug

Does mum love her morning cup of coffee or tea? Gift her a mug she can use everyday! You don’t need to be a professional artist to make a mug she will love, all you need to do is simply add dots and lines with acrylic paint and finish it off with a coat of Modge Podge glue! 


For the instructions: painted floral mug

  1. Tulip heart card

Get creative with some art paper for this easy Mothers Day craft idea. Simply open the heart card to reveal a pretty 3D tulip! 


For the instructions: tulip heart card

  1. Paper flowers

If your Mum loves flowers, consider gifting her a bouquet of paper flowers (that will last forever). You can customise each flower and make more of an impact. 

For the instructions: paper flowers 

  1. Egg carton flowers

Channel your creativity with this unique bouquet of egg carton flowers. Simply grab your paint brush and acrylic paint - and you’re ready to go! You can even show your mum how much you care with a customised note. 


For the instructions: egg carton flowers

  1. Decorated tea towel

You can get creative and use house-hold objects such as potatoes, lemons and just a bit of kid’s paint to make these. This super easy Mothers Day craft for kids is sure to be a winner! 


For the instructions: decorated tea towels

  1. Ribbon heart card

This is a great gift for Mothers Day (that is perfect for framing). All you need is art paper and funky ribbons in your Mum’s favourite colours. 


For the instructions: ribbon heart card

  1. Painted mason jar lantern

This Mothers Day activity idea is sure to be a hit! 


To make: Grab a mason jar and paint some lines (or any design of your choice) on the inside of the jar with some acrylic paint. Once the paint has dried, grab a battery operated tea light candle and place it on the inside. Add a fancy ribbon on top of the jar lid to complete the look. 

For the instructions: painted mason jar lantern

  1. Hand-shaped jewellery bowl

Any Mother would love this fun and functional jewellery bowl. This makes a great Mothers Day craft idea for adults and toddlers - that will also last Mum a lifetime! All you need is air dry clay, a paint brush, clay cutting tools and paint to get you started. 

For the instructions: hand-shaped jewellery bowl

  1. Flower greeting cards

Using pastel paper, scrapbook paper or anything similar, children can draw flowers and cut them into various shapes and sizes. Place the flowers on cardstock paper and voila - you’ve created a unique card Mum will love. 


For the instructions: flower greeting cards

  1. Fingerprint heart artwork


Make the perfect artwork that will last forever! Using a mini display easel and fingerprint techniques, this fun activity is something the kids will love. You can even show your Mum how much you care with a small message. 

For the instructions: fingerprint heart artwork

In need of extra art supplies?

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Mothers Day craft ideas: FAQs

What can you make for Mothers Day out of paper?

There are plenty of crafts you can make for Mothers Day out paper! Paper crafts are a popular option for toddlers as they’re easy and affordable. We’ve listed some paper Mother’s Day craft inspiration below:


  • Fingerprint tree artwork

  • Handprint art 

  • Paper heart flower

  • Heart corner bookmarks 

  • Heart shaped notebook 


For all the tutorials: Mother’s Day paper crafts 

What can I make for Mothers Day on a budget?

You can still show your Mum how much you appreciate her without breaking the bank. If you’re looking for more affordable ideas, we’ve compiled a list of easy DIY Mothers Day crafts below: 


  • Decorated candle 

  • Painted flower pot

  • Watercolour Mothers day card

  • Woven heart artwork

  • Handprint apron 


For all the tutorials: Cheap Mothers Day craft ideas 

What are some craft ideas for teens?

There are endless arts and craft gift ideas for teens that are more complex. These crafts use watercolour paint, art paper, markers and more creative supplies! We have listed some simple, yet creative inspiration below that every Mother will love:


  • Melted crayon butterflies

  • Paper pinwheels

  • Heart paper chain

  • XOXO watercolour painting

  • Marker decorated leaves 


For all the tutorials: Crafts for teens and tweens 

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