7 Uncommon Mother’s Day Crafts that Kids (and Moms) Will Love

published Apr 28, 2021
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My family is notorious for holding onto sentimental objects, but no one is a more avid, let’s say, collector than my mother. Her sewing room is stacked with bins of my artwork from childhood: cards with sloppy handwriting, a slightly alarming sketch of Pongo from “101 Dalmations.” I always swore I’d be super minimalist when it came time for me to have kids (anyone make a similar vow?). Now, four years later, I’m up to my ears in doodles, cards, and odd popsicle art that I keep having to re-glue back together. 

And I wouldn’t change a thing. Turns out, nothing is more precious than the art or letters that our kids present to us, tiny faces aglow with pride. 

If you have a mother figure in your life who gets joy out of the messy, handcrafted imperfection of kids’ crafts, we have a roundup for you. But these aren’t your typical heart cut-out cards; they are a little different and surprising, and provide some functionality in the home. Add a cupcake or champagne toast to make her Mother’s Day even more memorable.

1. Mother’s Day Shadow Box

Shadow boxes can be a sweet way to gather memories together in an easy-to-display craft. Let your kids pick out a few favorite photos and decorative details from the craft store, glue them on, then present with a bow. 

Tip: A more minimalist arrangement looks less scattered and more purposeful! 

See the full tutorial at A Beautiful Mess >

2. Marble-Dipped Coffee Mug

I would absolutely buy one of these bright and stylish mugs for myself. But knowing that my child helped make it? Priceless. Dip a mug in her favorite color for an extra-personal touch. 

See the full tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion >

3. Hand Print Flower Pot

For the green-thumbed mamas out there (i.e. not me), this easy-as-can-be craft incorporates your kiddo’s hand print with a cheery splash of color. Just pick up a few terra cotta pots and paints, and you’re on your way. You can also fill the pots with her favorite herbs or flowers before you gift them.

See the full tutorial at All Things Mamma >

4. Glass and Bead Suncatchers

This craft is especially great for young kids, and involves little clean-up. The sparkly, refracted rainbows will be a sweet reminder every time you see them.

See the full tutorial at Preschool Inspirations >

5. Dip-Dyed Kitchen Utensils

The bakers and cooks among us will love using kitchen utensils personalized in their favorite colors by their kids. The pop of color feels modern, without being too much. 

See the full tutorial at A Nod to Navy >

6. Pressed Flower Bookmark

Credit: Aberle Home

For the mom who embraces her cottage-core self, these pressed flower bookmarks add a delicate, vintage charm to her nightstand. Even if you just use dandelion weeds growing by the sidewalk, moms will still love this creation.

See the full tutorial at Aberle Home >

7. Mom (or Grandma, or Auntie) and Me Memory Book

This customizable book template lets your little artist or illustrator exercise their imagination by creating a whole book full of memories. I have a feeling this will be the most cherished book on the shelf. 

See the full tutorial at Hello Wonderful >