If you have kids, Mother’s Day gift-giving should be the easiest thing ever! There’s nothing cuter than a gift made by your kids, no matter how it actually turns out. And having kids make something rather than buy teaches them to value effort over cost.
Here are five easy and adorable mother’s day crafts that kids of almost any age can do.
- These puzzle-piece picture frames are easy and cheap. All you need is a puzzle that you don’t care about and some tongue depressors or a cheap picture frame. Prep the frame with glue, then have the kids press on puzzle pieces. If you plan to paint them, any puzzle will do. If you don’t want to go there, get a puzzle with pretty, bright colors and leave it as-is. Have the kids color a picture to slide in the frame or stick a much-loved snap of the family in there.
- Paint a flower pot. You can use flower pots for everything from kitchen utensils to pencils and pens to actual flowers. For littler ones and babies, hand prints and footprints are the perfect decoration. Older kids can paint until they are satisfied.
- Stepping stone. These stepping stone kits are available at just about every craft store, and you can buy tile pieces or glass pebbles to decorate if you want. Have each child write their name and the date, or if they are too little, leave a hand or footprint.
- These glass pebble and Elmer’s glue suncatchers are also easy and appropriate for any age kid. They would be so pretty in mom’s office, bedroom or bathroom!
- Mason Jar photo vase. This is also a cute project that can be done with varying degrees of kid involvement. Let them do the whole thing, or let each child pick one part. Super easy.
Just remember to plan ahead! When crafting with children, do not wait until Saturday night to get started. It will backfire every time.