3 Easy and Adorable Mother’s Day Crafts for Young Children

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it, and what better way to celebrate a very special woman than with a gift made by her beloved children? That’s right, DIY crafts always make for the perfect mother’s day gift! Not only are they relatively inexpensive and a wonderful keepsake, but they are also a sure way to melt any mom’s heart.

So, here are 5 super easy and adorable Mother’s Day crafts for young children that will certainly make any mom smile.

1 | From the Bottom of My Heart Craft

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This craft is incredibly easy and oh so cute! All you’ll need is:

  • Craft paint (your child’s color of choice)
  • Construction paper
  • Marker or pen (your child’s color of choice)
  • A disposable tablecloth or wax paper (suggested)
  • Frame (optional)

For this craft, start by covering your table, or whatever surface you wish to complete this craft on, with a disposable tablecloth or wax paper to protect your furniture from any potential messes. Next, lay out a sheet of construction paper for your child(ren) and allow them to choose the color paint which they want their heart and footprint to be. Once they have chosen their color, simply paint their hands and help them place one hand down at a time to form a heart, as shown in the picture. After your child(ren) has thoroughly washed their hands, paint your child’s right foot, and help them gently step on the construction paper to make their footprint. After washing their foot (with hopefully no mess involved!), help your child(ren), if old enough, to write the accompanying text and sign their name. If they are not old enough to write, complete this step for them. Let the craft sit out to dry, and then it is all done!

For an additional fancy touch, put the craft into a cute frame of your choice once it is completely dry.

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2 | Handprint Flowers

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Flowers are always a popular Mother’s gift, and this craft is definitely a cute alternative! If your child wants to give their mom some adorable flowers, follow these easy instructions!

You will need:

  • Craft paint (your child’s choice of colors)
  • A small paint brush
  • White construction paper
  • Heart stickers (optional)
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Frame (optional)
  • A disposable table cloth or wax paper

For this craft, start by covering the craft area with a disposable tablecloth or wax paper, just like the previous craft, to avoid any potential messes and to protect your furniture. Then, set out a piece of construction paper for each child and let them select what colors they want their “flowers” to be. Next, paint their hands with their selected colors, and have them place their hands in different positions on the construction paper, as shown above, to mimic flowers. After their hands are thoroughly washed and clean, help them to paint the “stem” of their flowers using green paint and a paintbrush. Once dry, complete the craft by having your child paint small hearts in the middle of their handprints or place heart stickers there instead. Instruct your child to sign their name and to write, “Happy Mother’s Day” somewhere on the picture, and the craft is complete!

To make this gift even cuter, help your child glue a ribbon onto the bottom part of the stem, as shown above, and select a cute frame to place the picture in.

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3 | Clay Handprint Candle Holders

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This adorable craft is the perfect gift for candle-lovers! And, it’s actually much more simple than it looks. For this craft, you’ll need:

  • Air dry clay
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Small tea candles (or electric candles)

Start by taking the air dry clay and shaping it into a circle that is large enough to accommodate your child(ren)’s hand. If your child is old enough, let them help you form the circle. Once complete, instruct your child(ren) to firmly place their hand on the clay to form an impression. You may need to help them depending on the toughness of the clay. Then, help them firmly place the candle in the middle of the hand imprint and wiggle it around to make another impression. Once the clay is completely dry, have your child paint their imprint. Once the paint is all dry, simply place the candle in its’ spot or secure it with glue, and the craft is complete!

You can also use a small Sharpie or paint to write the name of the child, as well as the date, along the side of the craft, or have your child do so.

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