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 mother’s day gifts from kids that mom can treasure.
7 Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
I hope you enjoy these ideas for mother’s day crafts that make excellent gifts from kids and tag us @familyfocusblog to let us see how they 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 tutorial here. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
If you are a mother, what have been your favorite mother’s day gifts from kids?