Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 9, 2021)! What better Mother’s Day gift could a mom ask for than something handmade by her kids? Handmade gifts are something mom will treasure and appreciate because she will know the time and thought put into the making of the DIY gift. These ideas are sure to inspire you for some great mothers day gifts from kids that mom can treasure. In this post, we’ve rounded up the top 10 easy and fun Mother’s Day gift ideas that kids will love making and that mom will cherish forever.
15 Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day is a special occasion for every family, and the pressure to come up with a unique and thoughtful gift can be daunting, especially when it comes to kids. That’s why we’ve created a list of the top 10 DIY Mother’s Day gifts that kids will love making and that mom will cherish forever. From handwritten notes to customized jewelry, this list has something for every mom. Get ready to be inspired and give your little ones the chance to show their love this Mother’s Day with these fun and easy gift ideas. I hope you enjoy these ideas for mother’s day crafts that make excellent gifts from kids. Tag us @familyfocusblog to let us see how the mothers day gifts for kids to make came out!
DIY Glass Magnets
These little beauties are so fun for children and adult kids to make and the finished DIY glass magnets look great to keep as a lasting craft for years to come. They are pretty simple and don’t take too much time. These DIY glass magnets have been a very popular post and I am sure any mom will love this simple handmade gift. Get the full glass magnet tutorial. These are the perfect choice for adults or even younger children. While the process is simple, an older child can spend more time selecting photos is personalize the glass magnets to make an even more thoughtful mother’s day gift.
A Handwritten Note
One classic way to show your appreciation for mom is to write a handwritten note. This simple gesture can mean the world to her and help you express your love and gratitude in a personal way. Encourage your kids to put their thoughts and feelings on paper, whether it’s a heartfelt poem or a list of reasons why they love their mom. To make it even more special, you can help them decorate the note with stickers, drawings, or colorful markers. When mom reads it, she’ll surely be touched by the effort and sweet sentiments.
A Flower Bouquet
Another way to make mom feel special is with a beautiful flower bouquet. Your kids can choose their favorite flowers to create a personalized arrangement just for her. Start by gathering a variety of blooms such as roses, daisies, and tulips in different colors. Then, have your kids arrange them in a vase or tie them together with ribbon for a hand-held bouquet.
Homemade Tea Body Polish
All you need is a few simple ingredients (that you probably have around the house). 1/3 cup loose-leaf tea, Rooibos or Green is best. Both teas are full of antioxidants. If you don’t have loose-leaf tea, just cut open and empty out 8-10 tea bags. Place them in a bowl with 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup coconut oil (slightly warmed in the microwave to melt), and the zest of 1 lemon. Mix all the ingredients together and put in a decorative mason jar or canister for mom. She can use it to polish dry skin from her feet, hands, elbows, and even chapped lips. She may also love DIY green tea bath bombs. This mother’s day gifts from kids will make mom feel pampered. Little hands might have a hard time with this one by themselves but with the guidance of an adult it becomes a fun activity.
A Handprint Art Piece
Another great DIY gift idea that your kids will love making for their mom is a handprint art piece. This unique gift is not only beautiful, but it also allows your child to express their creativity in a fun and personal way. All you need for this project is some paint and paper.
To get started, have your child dip their hand in paint and make a handprint on the paper. Then, use their handprint as a canvas to create a work of art. They can add flowers, hearts, or any other design that they think their mom will love. Try these handprint flowers. They are the perfect mother day gifts from toddlers.
Looking for another DIY gift idea? Consider a personalized recipe book!
A Personalized Recipe Book
Another thoughtful gift idea for Mother’s Day is a personalized recipe book. This is perfect for the mom who loves to cook and bake, or even just for the mom who has a collection of recipes she loves. With a personalized recipe book, you can gather all of her favorite recipes in one place, including family recipes that have been passed down through the generations.
To make it extra special, have your child add their own special touch to each recipe page by drawing a picture or writing a note. You can also decorate the cover of the recipe book with a photo of your child and their mom, or with a pretty design that your child creates. This will not only show mom how much she is loved, but also provide a lasting memory of this special day.
Personalized Tote Bags
Pick up some plain, undecorated, canvas tote bags at your local craft store along with some fabric paints and brushes. Your kids can make mom a personalized bag for groceries, library books, or shopping by painting their own designs or special messages on the bags. This is also a great idea for decorative wine glasses and mugs. Your kids can make personalized wine glasses and mugs by painting them with glass paints to become a one of a kind work of art. If you want to stay away from messy paints, you can personalize a bag by adding fabric flowers, felt, buttons, or pom poms. This is a great craft for older kids.
A Decorated Candle
Another great way to show your appreciation for mom on Mother’s Day is to give her a homemade gift that she can enjoy long after the day has passed. One idea that is both fun and easy for kids to create is a beautifully decorated candle.
To start, you’ll need a plain pillar candle in your mom’s favorite scent. Using a white or light-colored candle is best as it will allow the decorations to stand out. Next, gather some materials like permanent markers and glitter glue to decorate the candle. Kids can let their creative sides shine as they design a one-of-a-kind candle for their mom. They can use stickers to spell out “Mom” or “Love” or create a pattern with glitter glue. They can also tie a ribbon around the candle or use paint to create a unique design.
Once the candle is decorated, it’s ready for gifting. Mom will love the personalized touch and the thought that went into creating such a beautiful and thoughtful gift.
A Memory Jar
Another DIY Mother’s Day gift idea that is both thoughtful and sentimental is creating a memory jar. This gift is perfect for kids who want to give their moms something that will remind them of cherished memories they’ve shared together. To get started, find a jar or any container that can be decorated and personalized. Then, encourage your child to think of special moments they’ve shared with their mom and write them down on small pieces of paper. These memories can be anything from a funny joke they shared to a special trip they took together. Once all the memories are written down, fold them up and put them in the jar. After the memory jar is complete, mom can pull out a memory anytime she wants to feel a little extra love from her child.
DIY Succulent Garden
A succulent garden is a fun, trendy mother’s day gifts from kids. Stop by your local discount store or Goodwill to find some cute teacups or small, decorative bowls. A heart shape bowl might even earn you some bonus points! With a few small succulents and potting soil from a nursery, your kids can make mom a mini garden. Add some extra accents like decorative rocks or mini garden décor.
A Painted Picture Frame
Another way for kids to showcase their creativity is by making a painted picture frame for their mom. This simple and fun project only requires a plain wooden frame, paint, and some brushes. Children can use their favorite colors or create a design that they think their mom will love. Handprints, hearts, or even a favorite quote are great ideas for personalizing the frame. Once the paint is dry, kids can print out a favorite photo of themselves with their mom to put in the frame. After mom receives her new picture frame, she can proudly display it in her home and cherish the personalized gift from her child.
A Homemade Spa Kit
For moms who need a little pampering, a homemade spa kit is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Kids can get creative and include items such as homemade sugar scrubs, bath bombs, and candles. To make a sugar scrub, kids can mix together sugar, coconut oil, and a few drops of essential oil for a sweet-smelling exfoliating treat. For bath bombs, kids can mix together baking soda, citric acid, and essential oils to create a fizzy and soothing bath experience. And for candles, kids can melt down wax and add in their favorite scents and colors for a personalized touch. Once the kit is complete, kids can package it in a pretty basket or jar with a homemade label. Moms will appreciate the thoughtfulness and effort put into creating a relaxing and customized spa experience just for them.
If mom likes to plant her own flower pots for the deck, get some clay pots and saucers along with a variety of paints and brushes. Your kids can paint their own garden-themed designs on the decorative pots for mom. They can embellish their designs with buttons and gemstones and other decorative items they find. This is a great craft for even younger kids because all they have to do is paint and they will be beautiful keepsakes which, of course, make the best mother’s day gifts.
For those moms who love accessorizing, a customized piece of jewelry is a thoughtful and heartfelt Mother’s Day gift idea that kids can easily make at home. With just a few supplies, kids can create a piece of jewelry that is personalized just for their mom. Depending on their skill level, they can choose to make a simple necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings.
To start, kids can select their mom’s favorite colors and materials for the jewelry. Beads, charms, and pendants are all great options. They can then string the beads onto a piece of wire or elastic and add any special touches, such as a personalized pendant or message bead. Once the jewelry is complete, kids can package it in a pretty box or pouch with a homemade label. Moms will love the personalized touch and the effort put into creating a one-of-a-kind piece just for them.
Make mom a personalized journal. Stop by your local craft store for composition notebooks, scrapbook paper and decorative duct tape. Use a pencil to trace the front cover on the back of one sheet of scrapbook paper. Trace the backside on the back of a second sheet of scrapbook paper. Cut out and use a glue stick to attach them to the front and back covers of the notebook. Cut a piece of duct tape the same length as the notebook and wrap it across the front and back of the spine. Your kids can personalize it even further with a handwritten note and by drawing on the pages or adding stickers to the cover. They can even use bullet journal layout ideas to create fun headers for some of the pages. This makes the perfect gift from older children and a sweet keepsake.
Another fun idea is to create a personalized group video to help celebrate Mother’s day. In this way you can collect video clips (from your siblings and/or kids) and create a video journal for your mom that she can watch over and over again.
Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts From Child Conclusion
Homemade mother’s day gifts are a great way for young kids to be able to share their extra personal touch on special occasions. With these fun and easy crafts, your kids will be proud to express their gratitude. Special moms will also appreciate the extra time spent on these unique gifts. And with these quality selections, mom will enjoy using her mothers day gifts too!
Another highly recommended idea is the easy project of family members making their own card to share heartfelt messages of love. Toddlers can personalize their cards with handprint art or a footprint keepsake. Older kids can wish to add handpicked flower bouquets. What better way to show your love than with these fabulous finished products that bear the signature of love? Even if they turn out a beautiful mess, you are sure to make mom smile!
As the saying goes, “the best things in life are homemade.” Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! If you are a mother, what have been your favorite mother’s day gifts from kids?