59 Easy Mother's Day Crafts for Kids 2023

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Mother's Day is almost here, but it's not too late to make a special Mother's Day craft for Mom! Raid your craft closet and save yourself a trip to the store (or the risk of something not shipping on time!) If one of her favorite Mother’s Day activities is to take on a fun project with the kids, that's even better, because these easy Mother’s Day crafts are sure to fill the bill. Whether you are looking for a sweet arts and crafts project for a preschooler or a spring DIY project the whole family can do together, such as a spring wreath or a decorative mirror, we've got you covered with loads of fun and heartfelt ideas.

Some of these crafts will prove useful around both the house or backyard, including a milk carton bird feeder and personalized photo coasters. There are also great ideas for gifts that Mom can don, like a handprinted apron, DIY coloring page bracelets, and even a spectacular crown for her to wear on Mother’s Day. The kids will love getting creative and making something that they know Mom will cherish. Even if not tied to any particular holiday, these Mother's Day crafts will work perfectly for some fun spring activities on a sunny afternoon.

Looking for more ideas for Mother's Day gifts? Learn how to make paper flowers for a lasting bouquet, bake Mom a cake, or—the all-time classic and perennial favorite—serve her breakfast in bed.

Throwing a fête for mom? Have the kids get involved with the party decor. They will certainly enjoy creating a pretty bunting by simply attaching vintage hankies to a string with mini clothespins. They can also help ferry items for a lemonade station, which we've set up on an antique French garden stand, but you can use a buffet table or even a cooler.

Help mom make the front door welcoming to guests with a fun and colorful felt and leaf flower wreath.

To make: Make or buy felt flowers and leaves. Hot-glue flowers and leaves to a grapevine wreath form and hang with a length of ribbon.

Give moms sips a pretty place to park with fluted mini-tart tins.

To make: Remove the bottoms from the tins and trace the outline on fabric. Cut out and adhere the fabric to the bottom discs using glossy, water-resistant Mod Podge. Allow to dry completely, then replace in the tart rings.

For the mom who loves to spend time with her hands in the soil these DIY garden stakes will make her heart sing. Kids will love writing the veggie names and maybe even drawing a cute picture of the fruits and vegetables. To make: Drill a small hole in the wood handles and tie hand-penned wooden tags through the holes with twine. Insert the pointy tips into the soil so the markers stand upright. *Coat wood with clear varnish to protect the handwriting from the elements.

Kids will love crafting these flowering candy dishes with an item you probably already have in your house: coffee filters.

To make: Submerge regular-size white coffee filters (you’ll need four to six for each flower) in a watered-down Rit Dye solution (here, Petal Pink); dry completely. Cut into flower shapes of various sizes, and stack largest to smallest. Attach at centers with craft glue. Glue a papier-mâché or store-bought candy cup to center of each. Fill with candy.

Shiny, sparkly, and made from jewelry = a wreath that mom is guaranteed to love! To make: Wrap a small wire wreath form in white ribbon. Attach brooches using pin backings. Add a small bow made from sparkly ribbon, if desired

Mom can store candy, keys, or whatever she pleases in this cute and simple to craft dip-dyed basket.

To make: Dip the top quarter of a cotton basket in desired color of fabric dye. When dry, fill with moss and candy.

Turn the common paper egg carton into flowers, then attach them to a wreath form to create the perfect gift for the mom who loves all things flowers.

To make: Cut individual egg cups from paper egg cartons. Notch and cut decorative edges with scissors. Dye or paint cups desired colors. Attach cups and craft paper leaves to a painted craft ring with hot-glue.

Show Mom the love with a hand-cut and stitched card. Start by cutting a shape (try a flower or an animal shape) from medium to thick craft paper. Punch holes along the border with a small hole punch. Stitch, using embroidery floss, thin twine, or yarn. Add additional flare like a pipe cleaner stem and a pretty vintage button.

Make Mom’s desk pretty with a personalized paperweight. Start by cutting fabric into strips. Adhere to a small rock (2 to 3 inches) with glossy Mod Podge. Cut an initial, or “M” for "Mom," and a heart from felt and adhere to the top of the rock. Allow to dry completely.

Once the kids have picked out their favorite photo with Mom, they can proudly display it against a handmade frame. The brighter, the better!

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We know moms love all things organization, so what’s better than a handmade bowl that she can use to corral loose change. To create your sculpture, use Sculpey (or another oven-baked clay) to form a large flower petal. Form a smaller petal and press it into the center of the larger petal. Place plastic beads in bottom of the bowl. Bake, per package instructions, to melt plastic and harden clay.

These papier-mâché vases are ideal for gifting mom some of her favorite candy or a beautiful bouquet.

To make: Blow up one large and one medium-size balloon. Papier mâché each with white craft paper, leaving bottom quarter to third uncovered and edges rough. Let dry. Pop balloons, and remove. Set a vase inside each, and fill with water and flowers.

Kids can make Mom an evergreen yarn bouquet to symbolize their everlasting love.

To make: Start by placing a green pipe cleaner parallel with the tines of a fork so that it extends 3 inches above the tines. Wrap yarn perpendicularly around all the tines, including the pipe cleaner, to cover the tines completely. Next, fold the 3-inch section of pipe cleaner down over the yarn, and slide everything off the fork. Twist the two ends of pipe cleaner together at the base of the yarn to secure the center of the pom-pom; continue wrapping the pipe cleaner ends together to form a stem. Carefully cut the yarn loops and trim any scraggly ends. Repeat as desired to make more flowers. Wrap stems together with a length of ribbon.

Mom will love adorning the front door with this special DIY wreath that's crafted from mini tart tins, moss, and faux quail eggs. Assign a teen or adult to man the hot glue gun, while little hands can place the decorations.

To make: Wrap a wire wreath form in ribbon and loop an additional piece around the top for hanging. Attach tart tins, moss, and faux eggs with hot-glue.

Give the gift of light and love with this simply decorated glass jar.

To make: Paint stripes on the inside of a mason or other glass jar with acrylic paint. Once dry, place a battery-operated tea light in the jar. Screw on lid and embellish with a piece of colorful twine or ribbon.

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This bouquet, made from fabric scraps, is a gift mom can enjoy year after year.

We love the way Mom looks and she will too when she catches a glance of herself in this stylish rope mirror. This is a great project for a crafty and detail-oriented teen, or for an adult and child to tackle together.

To make: Cover frame of a mirror with 1/2- to 3/4-inch manila rope, braiding one section for a decorative effect and adhering rope with hot-glue. Add a decorative band to center of top and sides with thin sisal rope.

Mom will enjoy her morning cup of tea even more when she looks down and sees her child's smiling face. Start by printing a photo (either in black & white or color) on card stock paper that is 1/4-inch smaller than a glazed white tile. Brush the back of the photo with glossy Mod Podge and place on the tile, making sure it’s centered. Brush the top of the photo with Mod Podge to seal. Allow to dry completely.

Even kids learning to sew can help with this one. Attach a handkerchief to one side of a solid-colored pillowcase using embroidery thread and a whipstitch.

Erin Cavoto is the Editorial Assistant at, covering food, holidays, home decor, and more.

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