Mother’s Day is a special holiday for so many people, and who doesn’t love getting a handmade craft that kids have poured their hearts and souls into?
Here are three fun Mother’s Day craft ideas that children can make for their mom, grandmother or caregiver.
- White cardstock
- Non-toxic paint (3 colors for the handprint flowers)
- Foam brush
- Paper plate
- Jumbo green craft stick
- Green cardstock
- Decorative tissue paper
- Wooden dowel
- Green acrylic paint
- Glitter (optional)
- Add drops of paint to a paper Use at least 3 different colors.
- Use a foam brush to apply paint from the paper plate to your child’s Then place your child’s hand on white cardstock. You will need at least six handprints for your bouquet. Set cardstock aside to dry.
- Paint your wooden dowels green to create the Set aside to dry.
- Cut out the handprints, and then tape a stick to the back of each Cut out leaves from green cardstock, then tape to the dowel.
- Finally, use decorative tissue paper to wrap the handprint bouquet, then tie with
Paint Resist Mother’s Day Card
- White heavy cardstock or poster board
- Cotton balls
- Paper plate
- Foam alphabet stickers
- Fold your cardstock or poster board in half to create the
- Use foam alphabet stickers to spell the word, MOM (or the name of your choice) on the front side of the card.
- Add a few drops of different color paint on a paper
- Clip a cotton ball with a clothespin to create your painting
- Paint over the entire front side of the card, including the word spelled Once your child is finished, set the card aside to dry.
- Finally, remove the stickers to reveal a beautiful Mother’s Day Your child can write a special message inside the card.
DIY Photo Cube
- Wood block (3” or 4”)
- Acrylic paint (mom’s favorite color)
- Foam brush (2)
- Decoupage glue
- 5-6 photos of child(ren)
- Use the foam brush to paint the wood block with acrylic paint on all Set it aside to dry.
- Measure each photo so they are about half an inch smaller than each side of the block, then cut.
- Coat the back of each photo with a thin layer of decoupage glue then press onto the wood block.
- Finally, apply another coat over the images and wait for it to
*Originally published in the May 2022 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.