21 Cute Mother's Day Crafts And Greeting Card Ideas

Mother's Day Crafts And Greeting Card

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If you ask any mommy what she would like as a gift for Mother’s Day, “A family get together” or “Surprise me!” are probably some answers that you’ll hear. Yes, it is rather sweet! But if you ask us, there is nothing that mommies like more than a lovely handcrafted gift on the Mother’s day, except, of course, yummy breakfast in the bed. So today, we’ve rounded 18 Mother’s day craft ideas for kids that even the most craft-averse kids can make with ease. Daddies, help your kid surprise her mommy on mother’s day with these hand-crafted delights!

Mother’s Day Craft Ideas:

1. Chal Board Menu Board:

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - Chal Board Menu Board

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You Will Need:

  • Wooden plaque
  • Unfinished Frame
  • Wood Glue
  • Spray paint in your color choice
  • Black chalkboard contact paper
  • Ruler
  • Cutting board
  • Exacto Knife

How To:

  1. Trace the outline of the plaque shape on the black contact paper and cut it out to fit the inside design. Repeat the same method with the photo too.
  1. Place the plaque on the top center of the frame and draw a line around the top and inside to mark the area where the plaque meets the frame.
  1. Apply glue to the back of the plaque frame, place on the top and secure tightly. Leave the glue to dry for 30 minutes.
  1. Once the glue dries, spray paint the frame and plaque and leave in a well-ventilated area.
  1. Stick the black contact sheets on the frame and write a heartfelt message to your mother.

2. I Love You Sign Language Card:

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - I Love You Sign Language Card

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You Will Need:

  • White cardstock paper
  • Two-toned scrapbook paper
  • Colorful envelope

How To:

  1. Trace your hand and cut it out. Glue down the 3rd and 4th finger.
  1. Write ‘I love you’ on the palm and stick to the front of the folded cardstock paper.
  1. Now write a lovely message for mother inside the card.

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3. Tissue-Paper Flowers in Yogurt-Cup Vases:

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - Tissue-Paper Flowers in Yogurt-Cup Vases

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You Will Need:

  • Recycled child-size yogurt cups
  • Craft or construction paper, make sure you use green for flower leaves. For the vase, any color will do.
  • Markers, stickers, and ink for stamping
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Bendable drinking straws
  • Clear-drying craft glue
  • Clear tape
  • Play dough

How To:

  1. Place the yogurt cup on a piece of paper and mark the height with a pencil. Wrap the paper around the cup to cover it completely, leaving ½ inch extra. Cut out the template.
  1. Now trace the template on the construction paper and cut out the cover for the base. You can now decorate the cover with drawings, messages, fingerprints, stickers and so on.
  1. Put the glue on the top edge of the container and stick the paper to the cup. Now fix the overlapping ½ inch of the construction paper along the side. You can use a small strip of tape to secure the edge.
  1. Draw and cut out a circle of 5inch and a square of 5*5 inch from the construction papers. Use it as templates for the tissue paper.
  1. Place 5 to 10 cut out tissue papers in a pile and gather at the center. You have to twist the center tightly to make the base. Secure it using a clear tape. Feel free to try different shapes and color combinations for making the flower.
  1. Cut a slit on top of the drinking straw and affix at the base of the flower. Secure it using a transparent tape.
  1. Draw and cut out a 6-inch long and 2-inch wide leaf from the green construction paper. Make a hole at the center of the leaf, pull the straw through it and move it up to the base of the flower.
  1. Take a small piece of play dough and roll into a ball. Push the ball all the way into the container.
  1. Cut 2 to 3-inch straw from the bottom and stick into the playdough. The tissue paper flower pot is ready.

4. Butterfly Family Tree:

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - Butterfly Family Tree

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You Will Need:

  • Colored paper
  • Matte board
  • Butterfly punch
  • Rubber cement or craft glue

How To:

  1. First and foremost, design the layout on a separate sheet, assigning separate colors to each generation.
  1. Now punch out two butterflies for each family member. Write the name of the family member with a golden or black pen on the cut. Fold each wing so that the body lies flat.
  1. Now stick each pair of cutout together.
  1. Mark the places lightly on the matte board and stick on the board. It will look beautiful when done. This is easy and  simple mothers day crafts for kids to make and gift to their mom.

5. Mom And Me Book:

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - Mom And Me Book

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You Will Need:

  • Cardstock
  • Colored cardstock
  • Hot glue gun
  • Mother’s Day Frames Printable – Download
  • Mother’s Day Fill-In Prompts Printable – Download

How To:

  1. Print out the template and cut out the pages. These templates will make a 5-inch book. Now fill in the questions and draw the picture.
  1. Cut out the cardstock of the size of your pages and paste on the back. It will hide the ink from the markers.
  1. Stack the pages into a book and clip the ends using a binder clip.
  1. Cut a piece of cardstock. It should be wide enough to cover the width of the pages.
  1. Apply hot glue all along the edge of the pages and cover with the cardstock strip. Make sure it dries before you flip through the pages.

[ Read: Paper Flower Crafts For Children ]

6. Cardboard Frame:

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - Cardboard Frame

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You Will Need:

  • Cardboard
  • A Pen
  • Photos, any size you like
  • Scissors or Craft Knife
  • A Ruler
  • Glue Gun
  • Yarn
  • Paint or glitter

How To:

  1. Outline the photo on the cardboard and draw another line further out. Cut around the middle line to reveal the hole through which you will see the picture.
  1. Now use scissors to cut around the outline. You will get the frame. Now it’s up to you whether you want to paint the cardboard or leave it as it is.
  1. Start wrapping the yarn around the frame. You can either cover the corners or leave them blank. Secure the yarn with hot glue gun.
  1. Stick the photos on the frame using the glue gun and you are done. Use this kids crafts for mothers day ideas and make a special gift for your mom.

7. Floral Napkin Rings:

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - Floral Napkin Rings

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You Will Need:

  • Paper rolls
  • Felt
  • Paint
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Craft tray
  • Paintbrush
  • Beads
  • Scissors
  • Smock
  • Paper
  • Fabric glue
  • Pencil and eraser

How To:

  1. Cut the paper roll in half and paint in any color you like. 2 coats of paint would be perfect. Allow the paint to dry before proceeding with the second coat. You also need to paint the interior of the roll. If you want, you can also cover the rolls with fabric or felt.
  1. Cut out hearts from the felt pieces and snip off the bottom. You will get a simple petal shape. You have to make several of these petals, at least 6 to 8 per flower.
  1. Now do the whipstitch on each petal to give details.
  1. Cut out one big and one small circle for the base. Stick the petals on the large circle using white glue and place the smaller circle in the center. Leave it to dry overnight.
  1. Now sew the beads or a large bead to add a bit embellishment.
  1. Stick the flowers on the rolls using hot glue gun. Slip the napkin inside it and it’s ready.

Floral napkin rings is one of the best crafts for kids to make for mothers day.

8. Watercolor Clutch:

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - Watercolor Clutch

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You Will Need:

  • A regular, white or beige clutch or bag
  • Liquid watercolor
  • Sharpies
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler

How To:

  1. You can use either sharpies or watercolors for painting the clutch. Make the pattern on paper first, and then try on the clutch. If you are going with the watercolors, then remember that it will be very light. If you want to give a vibrant and bright effect, then do not use water at all.
  1. After painting the clutch, leave it to dry. You can even press underneath it a book to prevent warping.
  1. Mark with a pencil where you want to draw the lines on the clutch. Then use the sharpie. Young kids can even scribble on the clutch. It will look very cool.

9. Love Necklace:

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - Love Necklace

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You Will Need:

  • Craft wire
  • Embroidery thread, one skein
  • Round nosed jewelry pliers
  • Scissors
  • Clear nail polish
  • Chain
  • Charm or tassel
  • Jump rings and jewelry clasp
  • Ruler

How To:

  1. Cut a 10-inch length of the wire. Using the jewelry flier, create a loop at one end.
  1. Keeping the skein of the yarn or thread intact, tie the thread near the loop tightly. You can tie it three to four times for extra security.
  1. Now start wrapping the thread tightly around the wire. It will be much easier to work if the entire skein is in one hand while wrapping. Continue wrapping until you have reached about 9 inches of the wire. Knot the end three to four times. Cut off the excess thread and secure the knot by applying a coat of nail varnish. Repeat the same for the other end too. Leave it to dry for some time.
  1. Cut the excess wire leaving half and inch and create a loop using the pliers.
  1. Now start by making ‘L’ on one end. For this, you will need to wrap the wire around the pliers.
  1. Wrap the wire around the nail polish cap to make the ‘O’.
  1. Bend the wire down to make ‘V’ and tighten it by squeezing with the pliers.
  1. Again, wrap around and over the pliers to get ‘e’. Adjust accordingly.
  1. Attach the chain to both ends and it’s done.

[ Read: Musical Instrument Crafts For Kids ]

10. Mother’s Day Tray:

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - Mother’s Day Tray

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You Will Need:

  • Blackboard Paint
  • Foam paint roller with tray
  • Unprimed roll of canvas
  • Round paintbrush
  • Polyester Fiber Filling
  • Floral print stencil
  • Aqua acrylic paint
  • PVA glue
  • Tim & Tess Chalk
  • Masking Tape 48mm x 50m
  • Sponge brush
  • 500gm boxboard
  • A breakfast tray

How To:

  1. Apply two coats of blackboard paint the inside of the breakfast tray using the foam roller. Paint the exposed sides of the breakfast tray with the aqua paint.
  1. Take a large piece of canvas and place your tray on it. Cut it around, leaving extra 15cm around each edge.
  1. Apply the floral pattern on the canvas by dabbing sponge with paint on the stencil. Leave it to dry for a few hours.
  1. Cut a boxboard of the size of the tray and cover with a layer of polyester filling. The filing should be at least 10 cm high.
  1. Wrap the canvas properly, tucking and securing underside to make neat corners. Ensure that you hold it in position using the masking tape.
  1. Apply PVA glue to the cardboard side, covering the center and edges.
  1. Place the tray on top of it and leave it to dry overnight.

Mother’s Day Cards Making Ideas

While it is rather easy to go out and buy a greeting card, remember that a personal message is more memorable than any fancy card you will ever buy. And, Momjunction is here to offer you a helping hand in your endeavor. Read on for our compilation of ideas for Mother’s day cards for kids.

1. Happy Mother’s Day Card With Flowers:

You Will Need:

  • White card paper
  • Color pens in green and other colors
  • A pair of scissors

How To:

  1. Help your kid fold the card paper in the shape of the card. Now ask her to cut around the edges in a simple pattern form.
  2. Let your kid write the message on the front part of the card using the color pens.
  3. Ask her to match the color on the pen with the color of the flowers that she wants to share along with the card. For instance, in this particular picture, the lavender and the green of the tulips match the green and lavender color pens on the card.

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2. Flowers In The Frame Card:

You Will Need:

  • Card paper in a color of choice
  • Picture of a bouquet of flowers
  • Pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • White paint
  • Paint brush
  • A ruler
  • Pencil

How To:

  1. Help your kid fold the card paper to form the shape of a card.
  2. Ask her to cut out the picture of a bouquet of flowers that can fit on the top of the card.
  3. Help her make a frame in the center of the card using the white paint.
  4. Now ask her to glue on the flowers in the center of the frame. She can paint over the stems of the flowers to give the illusion that the flowers are both inside and outside the frame.
  5. Let it dry completely before using. It is one of the simple and easy Mother’s day cards for children to make and present to your mom.

3. Happy Mother’s Day Floral Card:

You Will Need:

  • White card paper
  • Paints in different colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Color pens in different colors
  • Pencil

How To:

  1. Help your kid fold the card paper in the form of a card and trace out beautiful floral patterns on the top portion in the front.
  2. Let her use her paints to fill in the colors as best as she can.
  3. Once the paint is dry, you can ask your kid to trace out the words Happy Mother’s Day on the front of the card in the lower part, or write it in her own handwriting.
  4. She can then fill in the letters with the different colored pens.

4. Happy Mother’s Day Heart Sketch:

You Will Need:

  • Card paper in plain or printed form
  • Color pen in the shade pink or red

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to fold up the card paper in the shape of a card.
  2. Now let her draw a heart on the front of the card. Ask her to keep drawing over it over and over again. It will give a sketch effect to the card.
  3. Now ask her to write the message Happy Mother’s Day in the center of the heart.

[ Read: Mother’s Day Craft Ideas For Kids ]

5. Hanging Heart Card:

You Will Need:

  • Card paper in a color of choice
  • Card paper in the shade black or any other dark contrasting color
  • A piece of string
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • Pink satin ribbon
  • Old magazine paper or colored paper in lighter shade
  • Colored pens

How To:

  1. Help your kid fold up the black or dark shade of paper and cut it in the shape of a heart, to make a heart shaped card.
  2. Ask her to paste it in the middle of the card paper.
  3. Now ask your kid to cut out the words Happy Mother’s Day from the light shaded paper and paste it on the top of the heart card. She can also write a cute Mother’s Day message inside using the colored pens.
  4. Once done, help your kid make a bow using the pink satin ribbon and tie it to the card with the string.

6. I Love Mom Blocks Card:

You Will Need:

  • Thick card paper in a color of choice
  • Cut outs of flowers and leaves
  • Cut outs of block images or real small plastic blocks
  • Cut outs of the letters I M O M
  • Heart cut out from red or maroon paper
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to fold the card paper in the shape of a card.
  2. Let her decorate the borders of the card by pasting the flower and leaves cut outs.
  3. If your kid is using the real blocks, ask her to glue the letters I M O M on each of the block. Now ask her to paste the blocks on the card to form the message I heart MOM.
  4. If your kid is using the cutouts of the block images, ask her to glue the letters I M O M on each of the image. Now ask her to paste the block images on the card to form the message I heart MOM.
  5. She can fill the inside of the card with more messages.

[ Read: Beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes ]

7. Ribbon And Heart Card:

You Will Need:

  • Card paper in a color of choice
  • Red decorative ribbon or lace
  • Red felt sheet
  • Pink or peach felt sheet
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to first fold the card paper in the shape of a card.
  2. Now help her cut out a big heart shape from the red felt sheet and a smaller one from the pink or peach felt sheet.
  3. Let her glue the decorative ribbon or lace on the front of the card and glue the big heart over it on one side. Ask her to glue the smaller heart over the bigger one to make them both stay together.

8. Twine Heart Card:

You Will Need:

  • A piece of thick card paper
  • A twine
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to first fold the card paper in the shape of a card.
  2. Now ask her to make two knots at each end of the twine.
  3. Your kid will then place the twine on the card in such a way that it forms the shape of a heart. Ask her to glue it in place. This is one of the best Mother’s day card ideas for kids to make and gift to their beloved mom!

9. Colorful Happy Mother’s Day Cutout Card:

You Will Need:

  • Old magazines
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • Card paper in the choice of color

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to find out the letters in the magazine that spell out the words HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY.
  2. Make sure that she cuts them out in such a way that they have a whitish border outline around them.
  3. Now ask her to fold the card paper in the shape of a card. Once done, let her glue the letters on the top of the card to form the message HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY in a colorful patchwork design.

10. Kid Hands Holding Mother Card:

You Will Need:

  • Card paper in a color of choice
  • 6 photo print outs of your kid’s hand
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • Felt sheets in different colors

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to first fold the card paper in the shape of a card.
  2. Now ask her to cut out the pictures of the hands and glue them all on the front part of the card.
  3. Once that is done, ask her to cut out the letters M O T H E R from the different colored sheets of felt.
  4. Your kid will have to glue on each letter on the top of each hand, to make it seem as if the hands are holding each letter.

11. I Love Mom Cut Out With Flowers Card:

You Will Need:

  • Card paper in a color of choice
  • Different shades of colored paper and a red colored paper
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons in matching shades to that of the colored paper

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to first fold the card paper in the shape of a card.
  2. Now ask her to cut out the letters I M O M from the different colored sheets of paper. Also, ask her to cut out a big heart shape from the red colored paper.
  3. Next, ask your kid to cut out different flower patterns using the remaining bits of colored papers.
  4. Once it is all done, ask your kid to decorate the letters by coloring on them with the crayons and gluing the flowers on top.
  5. Now glue it all on the front of the card to write the message I heart MOM.

Remember, gifts are great, but the sentiments are even sweeter. We guarantee you that these handmade gifts will surely put a smile on your mom’s face. So which one of these crafts are you planning to make for your mom? Tell us by commenting below!

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