Mother’s Day Crafts and Gift Ideas

by Karen & Grace Morris

Dad these Mother’s Day crafts and gift ideas are easy for your kids to do. They are inexpensive but Mom will love them.

Click the pictures to take you to the individual Mother's Day Craft gift Ideas. 

Mother's Day gift ideas

Mom will love getting
a gift from you
especially one
that is handmade.

I Love You Magnet

a magnet for mom

Craft foam is easy to find. Look for it in stores that sell craft supplies.

You will need;

  • Craft foam in two colors
  • Child’s photograph
  • Glue
  • Magnet
foam heart and letters

Cut a capital “I”, “U”, and heart out of craft foam. My letters are 3/4 inches by 1 1/2. I used a 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inch square for the heart.

Cut the center out of the heart. You will also need to cut a piece of foam 3 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches for the background.

Place a magnet strip on the background.

find picture to put under heart

Next find a picture that will fit in the center of the heart. Instead of cutting the picture I scanned it and then printed it on copy paper.

cut out picture

Cut out enough of the picture to fit under the heart.

glue picture to heart

Glue the heart around the picture. Use just small dots of glue.

finished I love You

Glue the “I” on the background piece. Then place the heart. Last glue the “U” to the end. Trim the edges if you have extra background.

Place a heavy book on top and let dry overnight.

Keepsake Handprint

give mom a handprint and poem for Mother's Day

Every mom likes to have a special handprint of their child. But, they don’t like to see prints on the wall, windows, or mirrors. 

For this craft you will need;

  • Washable paint
  • Construction paper
  • Paper plate
  • Newspaper
  • Picture frame (optional)

Cover your work surface with newspaper.

Place a glob of your mom’s favorite color of paint on a paper plate. Place one of your hands in the paint.

Now make a handprint on the construction paper. You can also make some finger prints on the paper if you want too.

Let your master piece dry overnight. The next morning print out this poem;

I like to leave my print for you to find,
On the wall, window, I thought you wouldn’t mind,
Yet, you wash them away,
I wanted them to stay,
So, I thought I would be kind,
I made one that you won’t have to find.

Download a PDF with the poem here

If you don’t like this poem, write your own, or find one on the internet.

A Dish of Hearts

dish of hearts for Mother's Day

Give your mom a dish of hearts this Mother's Day. You could even fill it with some candy Kisses or Hugs.

You will need;

  • Small dish
  • Plastic wrap
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Air dry modeling clay
  • construction paper
  • permanent markers
mother's day dish step 1

Grab some air dry clay and uses your hands to make it flat. Cut four hearts with your cookie cutter out of the clay. 

step 2

Cover the inside of your dish with plastic wrap.

Place two hearts opposite each other in the dish. 

step 3

Add the third heart on the side. You will need to take the hearts out of the dish so that you can attach the fourth heart to the sides. 

step 4

Place the clay back inside the dish and let dry overnight.

Tip: Leave plenty of time for your dish to dry. On the air dry clay package, it says that it drys to touch overnight and will dry completely in 72 hours depending on the thickness of the project.

step 5

Fold a piece construction paper in half. Draw around the inside of the heart cookie cutter. Cut along your lines to make two hearts. 

step 6

Fold the hearts in half. Cut out the center. 

step 6

Place the paper hearts in the bowl. Match the heart shapes in the bowl. The bottom of the two hearts will overlap. Tape the bottom to the bowl. 

step 7

Color the inside heart with permanent markers. 

Now let it dry completely. Then give it to your mom with a big hug.

10 Gifts that Don’t Cost a Dime

  1. Be quiet as a mouse for 10 minutes or so
  2. Do chores without complaining
  3. Singing a song
  4. Giving a hug
  5. No fighting with siblings for the day
  6. A flower from the garden – ask Dad if it is okay first
  7. Help cook a meal – don’t make a mess in the kitchen
  8. Tell her she is the best mom because _______
  9. Write a poem
  10. Say “I love you”

So, we have given you some Mother’s Day crafts and gift ideas. Choose your favorites to make a special day for Mom.