Whether you are looking for Mother's day crafts for kids, adults, or something in between, look no further! We have curated the 10 best, easy DIY mother’s day crafts for the special mom(s) in your life.
Handmade gifts are so sweet and thoughtful. They can never go out of style. One great thing about the internet is the sheer amount of crafting ideas you can find.
Another wonderful thing about handmade gifts is that kids can really be a part of the gift to make it extra special. It’s also a special way of taking a snapshot in time of their handprints, footprints, or artistic skills, depending on the project. Kids generally love to help and express themselves through arts and crafts.
Adults with creative skills can also make special gifts for the moms they love! Handmade gifts don’t have to be from kids. There are some really beautiful crafted gift tutorials out there that don’t seem cheap or quick (even if they actually are!) Many of these crafts can be made with easily accessible materials for any budget.
Mother's Day Crafts for Kids - Colorful mason jars
Mason jars are a crafting staple. There are seemingly endless ideas using mason jars for mother’s day crafts for kids. Here are a few of our favorites:
Mason Jar Vase
This craft involves a jar and some paint. She used interior satin paint to coat the inner portion of the jar, but any type of paint would work fine. You could also use colored or mistinted jars.
To make it extra special, you can add your child’s hand or foot print to the outside of the jar. Finally, spruce it up with your favorite artificial flowers (note: this craft is not safe for real flowers). For kids who really love to paint, you could get white artificial flowers and acrylic or fabric paint and let them paint them fun colors.
Mason Jar Votive
Another cute idea for the little painter in your life is this adorable mason jar candle holder. This can be a nice mother’s day craft for preschoolers.
Keep in mind that this craft calls for contact paper in order to make a crisp heart window to see the candle inside. This craft also has a tutorial video for you visual learners out there.
Mason Jar Sugar Scrub
Who doesn’t love a good sugar scrub? This is a super cute gift idea that isn’t too kiddish, so it can also be a great mother’s day craft for adults! If you have essential oils at your house, you probably have everything you need to make it already (maybe even enough to make some extra for yourself…)
Mother's day crafts for the classroom
Attention, teachers! Most parents love to get surprise handmade crafts from their kids. These are a few simple ones that are generally good for most elementary aged students:
Mother’s Day Questionnaire
If you are a teacher looking for easy mothers day cards to make in school, this is a classroom classic. It’s a heartwarming keepsake that can easily be given on its own or as part of a card or craft. Consider whether it would be better to write the answers for your students or if they can write them on their own.
Hand Heart Card
This article has several cute mother’s day crafts preschoolers can make, but the one that seems really sweet and easy mother’s day gift for the classroom is #9, the hand heart card. All you need is some construction paper, a pencil and crayons to decorate, and some tiny hands.
Egg Carton Flowers
If you have students who are good with paint or don’t mind the mess, these egg carton flowers are a unique craft any mom would love.
Handprint Oven Mitt
This is such a simple but useful mother’s day craft for elementary students. As for materials, all you need is an oven mitt and some paint. For moms who love to cook, it’s a handy gift they can use over and over for years.
To make it into a gift from the whole family, you could pair it with other kitchen gear or specialty ingredients.
Paper Scraps Card
Teachers or those who craft often might have a stock of fun-colored paper scraps lying around, which can be cut into shapes to make adorable, easy mothers day cards to make in school or at home. You could cut them into flowers, hearts, bows, or any shape that suits your fancy.
Mother’s day crafts for adults
Adults can make fun gifts, too:
Floral Herb Perfume
The tutorial for this one says it’s good as a kid’s craft as well. It looks beautiful and smells amazing too. Herbs sometimes come in bulk so you could buy a pack of several spray bottles and make more than one.
Pressed Flower Frame
Yes, pressed flowers are coming back into style! And you don’t have to buy a pricey double glass frame to display them. You can get two same sized frames from the dollar store and make your own!
You can also make pressed flower cards or even use pressed leaves for a serene look. Whether you have pressed flowers in the past or not, check out the tutorial to see how she dried out her flowers in just a few minutes with great results! No more waiting a few weeks to make the perfect pressed flower.
If you are on a budget, in a time crunch, or simply love the look and feel of handmade gifts, we hope this list was helpful to find easy DIY mother’s day crafts. Did you try any of these tutorials? How did it go? Let us know in the comments below!