Mother’s Day Projects for Kids

Mothers Day is a special day for honoring Mothers and showing them how much they mean to us.  Often times this love is expressed with a simple card or a craft project.  Following is a collection of great projects you can do with your kids to create the perfect handmade mother’s day gift for mom or grandma.

Great Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Floral Buttons Plant

Brighten-up a simple houseplant with these adorable flower buttons.

Construction Paper Flowers

To make these cute, kid-friendly mother’s day flowers all you need is some construction paper, pom poms & bendable straws.  These would be perfect to add to a decorated flower pot.

Decorated Flower Pot

Get inexpensive flower pots at your garden store.  Decorate with stickers, fabric, paint, scrapbooking paper, ribbon, buttons and any other crafty objects you have in the craft room.  Kids will love customizing their flower pot to give to mom or grandma.  Once the flower pot is decorated, add construction paper flowers, real flowers or silk flowers to finish of the masterpiece.


Special Wish Jar

This simple project is perfect for young children and toddlers.  The first step is to decorate a glass jar.  Then cut up strips of paper with “wishes for mom” are rolled up and presented in the decorated jar.

Hugs & Kisses Jar

Another simple and quick mother’s day project for your kids to make.  Again, decorate a glass jar.  Then fill with Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses.

Mother’s Day Scrapbook

A scrapbook just for mom is a perfect ideas for a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. Use pictures, thoughts in the form of words, poems, letters, messages, etc.  Childhood memories, favorite qualities in mom, things you have never told her. A mother’s day scrapbook is a perfectly thoughtful, personal and emotional gift to present mom.

Mothers Day Collage

Create a photo story book. The sky is the limit with creativity with this idea.  Include small objects that represent memories, quotes, thoughts, etc.  A collage is another way to create a very personal and thoughtful mother’s day gift.

Personalized Diary

Everything you have wanted to say and let mom know mattered – presented in the form of a diary.   Have all the kids include their memories and thoughts as an extra-special, thought-out treasure.

Picture Frames for Mom

Create custom picture frames.  Use wooden, unfinished frames as a base.  Cover with modge podge, scrapbook paper, fabric, buttons, ribbon or any other crafty objects you have around the house.


Make a necklce, bracelet, pendant, key chain or other nick nack  using beads, glass, metal, plastic, thread, etc.  There are objects that can be used to make a handmade, inexpensive piece of jewlery.  Not to mention that kids will enjoy building and creating with this fun project.

Handprint Poem

Print the following poem on cardstock.  Have kids put make handprints on paper.

Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and walls.

But every day I’m growing –
I’ll be grown some day
And all those tiny handprints
Will surely fade away.

So here’s a little handprint
Just so you can recall
Exactly how my fingers looked
When I was very small.


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