15 Great Homemade Gifts From Kids To Mom From Mother’s Day

Instead of buying a Mother’s Day gift, how about creating one?

Below we have gathered our favorite ideas for mother’s day crafts — with clever ideas from Reddit caretakers, dads, and fellow moms alike. Happy scrolling!

15. “Michael’s had clay impression kits for $12 so I snagged one for my NK to do a lil handprint. He’s still an infant so our options are somewhat limited but the kit rocks and I think it turned out great!”

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14. “I’m making shrinky dink handprint keychains. Might turn it into a cute handprint flower. Really want to do one for Mother’s Day and another handprint shrinky dink for Father’s Day but not sure how I feel about repeating a project.”

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13. “I bought white flower pots for the kids to paint …Pinterest had all sorts of ideas for this. I recommend flipping pots upside down so paint doesn’t get inside. Then seal with mod podge.”

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12. “Take old photos of you and her and create a slideshow. Record a short clip of you talking about how much you love her to add to the beginning of the video. Upload to youtube, facebook whatever you want. Send her the link. Cost = FREE.”

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11. “A terrarium is a nice idea too. You can go on a nice walk collect some nature and build your own for free. The a pink ribbon around it or paint part of the container.”

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10. “I’m a preschool teacher. We bought tote bags to decorate and [thought] making footprint butterflies would be perfect.”

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9. “A simple idea is an ‘I Love You’ jar. Basically, it’s a place where mom can store all the momento’s etc… I think a glass jar works best, because it’s visual. The bigger the better. Then, the kids each write notes about what they love about mommy. Then, mommy can dip into the jar to read the notes, or add things to it over time. And, every year the kids create new notes to add to the jar.”

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8. “For Mother’s Day, the teacher made popsicle stick frames and wrote on it ‘mom, I dig you!’ And the photo of my daughter was a picture of her playing in a sensory bin of dirt, pretending to plant a garden (while also learning about how seeds grow into plants) it’s adorable and even though it’s August I still have it hanging on my fridge. My daughter colored the frame and stuck stickers to it. She’s very proud of it too.”

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7. “We’ve also done watercolors on cardstock paper, I let her go to town on several sheets and then I cut them up to make cards. We did large ones for all the grandmothers on Mother’s Day.”

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6. “Melted bead crafts. You can make ‘suncatchers,’ or ornaments in metal cookie cutters (they’re easy to drill a hole in with a small bit).”

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5. “Stickers on picture frames. There are pre-made kits … but you can do it for cheaper if you make the frames yourself and buy stickers for decoration. My daughter was able to make one when she was 2. And she used the leftover stickers to decorate some flower pots.”

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4. “The old, ‘nature walk’ to collect stuff … always a winner.”

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3. “Off the top of my head, I’d recommend finger-knitting, which is pretty easy to get supplies for and doesn’t require much….you could probably also try weaving with little cardboard looms, which are simple to make.”

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2. “Yummy things are a good call, especially if they’ll last a while. Cookies are nice!”

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1. Clear contact paper and colorful tissue paper scraps torn into tiny bits!!! Make ‘stained glass.’ windows.”


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