23 Easy Mother’s Day Card and Craft Ideas for Kids

A daughter giving a handmade greeting card to her mother

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Mother’s Day is a day dedicated to motherhood and is celebrated in different ways across the world. Mother’s Day 2020 will be observed on 10th May (Sunday). On this special day, people send cards, gifts, and letters to their mothers to convey their gratitude. And, the best way to make your mother feel special on this day is to pour your heart out and express how much she means to you and how much you love her in a homemade Mother’s Day card. It is aptly said, “There is nothing like a Handmade gift from a Loved One”. In this article, we have some amazing Mother’s Day card and craft ideas that you can use to make a homemade gift for your mother.

12 Homemade (DIY) Mother’s Day Card Ideas

Happy Mother's Day

Cards are an amazing way to express feelings. One can think of many Mother’s Day greeting card ideas, but the difficult part is to choose the one which both mommy and the children are sure to like.

Here are 15 ideas on how to make handmade Mother’s Day cards:

1. I Love You Card

Things You Will Need

  • White cardstock paper – 1 nos, A4 size
  • Colourful envelope – 1 nos
  • Two-toned scrapbook paper – 1 nos, 8 ½ x 11 inches
  • A pencil
  • A pair of scissors

Instructions

  • Trace your palm on the two-toned scrapbook paper and cut it through the outline.
  • Lay the cutout on the table and fold the middle and the ring finger.
  • Stick the two paper fingers on the paper palm.
  • You should get the “I love you” sign.
  • Now, write ‘I LOVE YOU’ on the palm.
  • Take the cardstock paper and fold it in the middle.
  • Paste the cutout on the front of the folded cardstock paper.
  • Now, you can write a heartfelt message in the card and your homemade Mother’s Day card is ready.

2. Flowers in a Heart Card

Things You Will Need

  • Construction paper (for the heart) – 1 nos, 9″ x 12″
  • Coloured Paper (for the flowers)
  • Green marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A pencil

Instructions

  • Take the construction paper fold it into half.
  • On one half of the construction paper, trace a heart and cut it out.
  • On the second half, trace another heart (smaller than the previous one), and cut it out.
  • Now, stick the smaller heart inside the big heart.
  • One a green-coloured paper, draw some leaves and stems and cut them out.
  • At the bottom of the cutout of the smaller heart, draw a stem with a green marker.
  • Then, stick the leaves around the stem and let them dry,
  • Fold the heart in half.
  • Trace 4 to 5 flowers on a coloured paper in decreasing sizes and cut them out.
  • Stick all the cutouts on top of the other.
  • Follow the steps above to make some more colourful flowers.
  • Take each flower, apply gum on the bottom layer and press it down.
  • Stick the rest of the flowers all around the smaller heart.
  • Fold the card so that the glue can set, and your homemade Mother’s Day greeting is ready.

3. “I Love You Because” Card

Things You Will Need

  • Coloured Paper – A4 size, cut in 3 inch long strips.
  • Stapler
  • Marker

Instructions

  • Place the paper strips on one another such that a small portion of each paper is visible from the front.
  • Fold the complete stack into half and staple it right where you’ve folded the strips.
  • Now, use each flap of paper to write one reason why you love your mother. Use your creativity in this step.
  • In the inner part of each flap, you can draw drawings or paste photographs of your family members to make this Mother’s Day card more special.

4. Handprint Flower Card

Things You Will Need

  • Non-toxic washable paint
  • Green paint
  • Paintbrush
  • White paper – A4 size, 4 to 6 nos
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • White canvas/ white chart paper – 12″ x 12″

Instructions

  • Dip your palms in your favourite non-toxic paint and press down the hand on a white A4 size paper to make the handprint.
  • Make multiple handprints of multiple colours on the A4 size paper sheets and let the paint dry.
  • After drying, cut the handprints and glue them on the canvas or chart paper.
  • Use green paint (or marker) to draw stems at the bottom of each handprint.
  • Pen down your thoughts all around the handprint flowers, and there you go. You have another homemade Mother’s Day Card.

5. Photo Flower Card

Things You Will Need

  • A blank greeting card
  • Glue stick
  • Pictures of you and your Mom
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Drinking straws
  • A pencil

Instructions

  • Take some pictures of you and your mom. The pictures should have clear images of your faces.
  • Cut the pictures around the face.
  • Take some coloured paper and draw simple shapes of flowers.
  • Cut them out using scissors.
  • Paste the pictures at the centre of each flower.
  • Cut the straws in preferred sizes.
  • Stick the tip of a straw behind a flower.
  • Follow this step till you have all the flowers on the straw stem.
  • Now, paste the flowers on the top page of the card and write a heartwarming Mother’s Day message for your mom inside the card.

6. “You are one in a Minion” Card

Things You Will Need

  • A bottle cap
  • Yellow and Blue paint
  • Marker
  • Paper A4 size, 2 nos
  • Glue
  • A pencil

Instructions

  • Draw a funny Minion on one A4 paper.
  • Colour it using yellow and blue paint.
  • Trace a circle with the cap on another paper and cut it out.
  • Paste it on the bottle cap.
  • Paint the Minion’s goggles with some paint.
  • Stick the goggles on the minion’s head with some glue.
  • Draw a goggle strap with a black marker.
  • Write “You are one in a Minion” and your lovely message on the paper, and your Mother’s Day card is ready!

7. Buttons Card

Things You Will Need

  • Buttons of different sizes
  • Patterned paper – 1 nos
  • Coloured paper – 1 nos
  • Glue stick
  • A plain white-coloured card
  • A pair of scissors

Instructions

  • Take a patterned paper and cut it into a square shape.
  • Stick the square-shaped patterned paper on the card.
  • Decorate the patterned paper by glueing colourful buttons all over the card.
  • Then, stick a coloured piece of paper on the inside of the card.
  • Write your Mother’s Day message on this coloured paper.

8. “You are my Sunshine” Card

Things You Will Need

  • Penne pasta
  • Yellow Paint
  • Markers
  • A blank greeting card

Instructions

  • Take a few pieces of pasta and paint them all with bright yellow paint. Let them dry.
  • Pain a bright yellow circle at the centre of the card for the sun.
  • Paste the pasta onto the card around the sun to make it look like the sun’s rays.
  • Your Mother’s Day card is ready.
  • Now, write a message with a tagline “You are my Sunshine” inside the card.

9. “Picasso’s Hands” Card

Things You Will Need

  • Non-toxic washable paint
  • Crayons or water colours.
  • A blank greeting card

Instructions

  • Draw or paint a bunch of beautiful flowers on a card.
  • Make sure that the stems of the flowers are not too far away from each other. They should look like you’ve drawn a bouquet of flowers.
  • Then, dip your hand in non-toxic washable paint and press it onto the card to only cover the stems in a slanting way. It should look like as if the hand is holding the flowers.
  • Write your lovely Mother’s Day message inside the card
  • Your “Picasso’s Hands” card is ready!
  • You can paint a heart, chocolate, giftbox, etc. also instead of the flowers for this homemade Mother’s Day card idea.

10. “I Love Mom” Cutout With Flowers Card

Things You Will Need

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • A blank greeting card
  • Different shades of coloured paper
  • A red coloured paper
  • A pencil

Instructions

  • Write and cut out the alphabets I, M, O, M on different coloured sheets of paper. Ensure the size is good enough to fit inside the blank greeting card.
  • Also, cut out a big heart from the red coloured paper.
  • Then cut a variety of simple flower patterns from the coloured papers.
  • Fill in the alphabets with crayons and stick the flowers on top.
  • Now stick all of the cutouts on the card. It should read as I “heart” MOM.
  • Write a beautiful message inside this homemade Mother’s Day card.

11. Punched Circles Mother’s Day Card Idea

Things You Will Need

  • Construction paper – in 3 to 4 different colour
  • A green coloured construction paper
  • Glue
  • Paper punch – 1 inch, round
  • A pencil
  • A black sketch pen
  • A blank greeting card

Instructions

  • Punch holes in the coloured construction paper.
  • Gather all the round punched out pieces.
  • On the top half of the card, paste the round pieces slightly overlapping with each other to form the flowers.
  • Paste a contrast-coloured circle in the middle of each flower.
  • Now, with a pencil, trace some stems and leaves on the green-coloured construction paper.
  • Cut the stems and the leaves through the outline.
  • Paste them on the card, below the flowers.
  • Write a heart-touching message inside the card for your mother.
  • There, your Mother’s Day DIY card is ready.

12. Messages on Hearts Mother’s Day Card Idea

Things You Will Need

  • A blank greeting card
  • Construction paper – in 3 colours at least
  • Glue
  • Pen/sketch pens
  • A pencil
  • A pair of scissors

Instructions

  • On the coloured-construction paper, draw as many hearts as you want in various sizes that can fit in the card.
  • Cut the heart shapes.
  • Write small messages in each heart.
  • Fold them from the middle.
  • Now, paste only one side of the heart inside the greeting card. You can keep some space for a special message for your mother too.
  • With your sketch pens, draw beautiful patterns, flowers, hearts, etc., and decorate the top side of the greeting card.
  • Don’t forget to mention how much you love your mom!

When you have your card ready, make a stunning DIY Mother’s Day gift from the ideas given below. Let’s check them out!

11 Best Mother’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids

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Handcrafted gifts are always more special than readymade ones. Here are 10 ideas for homemade mothers day crafts for children:

1. Paper Heart Notebook

Things You Will Need

  • A pencil
  • Coloured paper – 10 to 15 A4 sheets
  • Red-coloured construction paper – 1 A4 size sheet
  • Scissors
  • A paper punch
  • Glue
  • Drawing materials (pencils, crayons, markers)
  • Ribbon

Instructions

  • Trace a heart stencil on a construction paper and using scissors, cut it out.
  • Use this template to cut the other coloured paper sheets.
  • Now, fold each heart from the middle.
  • Keep the construction paper heart on the bottom.
  • Apply some glue in the centre along the fold line.
  • Stick a coloured paper along the folded line.
  • Continue sticking all the papers till you get a stack of paper hearts all glued along the middle fold.
  • Let the glue dry completely.
  • Then, punch two to 3 holes along the central line.
  • Run the ribbon and tie a knot on the outside.
  • Then, take some more ribbon and make an elegant bow.
  • Stick the bow on the knot to hide it.
  • Fold the book along the central line and press it for it to remain in that shape.
  • If that doesn’t happen, tie another ribbon to hold it intact.
  • Your Mother’s Day gift is ready!

2. Butterfly Family Tree

Things You Will Need

  • Coloured paper
  • Butterfly punch – 1, large
  • Matte board
  • Craft glue or rubber cement
  • White paper – 1 A4 sheet

Instructions

  • Design a background on the A4 sheet, allocating different colours to different generations.
  • Punch butterfly cutouts from the coloured paper.
  • Take two butterflies each for every member of the family.
  • Fold the butterfly from the middle.
  • Now glue each pair of the cutouts together. You should get a butterfly with wings that you can open.
  • Now, on the inside of the left wing, write the first name of the family member.
  • And, on the inside of the right wing, write the second name of the family member.
  • Cover all the members of the family.
  • Then, stick the butterflies on the matte board in the order of the oldest family member first. You may ask someone older to help you here if you have a big family and don’t know everyone’s age.
  • Your butterfly family tree is ready!

3. Cardboard Photo Frame

Things You Will Need

  • Cardboard
  • Photographs
  • Pens
  • Paint or glitter
  • A ruler
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Glue Gun

Instructions

  • Take the cardboard and outline the rectangle shape from the photograph on it. Draw another line an inch further out.
  • Carefully cut out the middle portion through which the picture will be visible
  • Now, paint the frame with your favourite colour.
  • Choose corners to decorate with some yarn and glitter and make the frame attractive.
  • Don’t forget to secure the yarn with the help of a glue gun.
  • Your cardboard photo frame is ready.
  • Now you can stick a photo that you want to gift your mom on Mother’s Day!

4. Floral Napkin Rings

Things You Will Need

  • Cardboard rolls/ toilet paper cardboard rolls
  • A piece of fabric/ felt
  • Paint
  • Needle
  • Embroidery floss
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft tray
  • Scissors
  • Beads
  • Paper
  • Smock
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Fabric Glue

Instructions

  • Paint the cardboard roll in the colours of your choice. If you are painting the paper rolls with two layers of paint, then don’t forget to leave it to dry before applying the second layer of paint. You can also decorate the rolls by covering it with fabric, yarn, or poster colours.
  • Cut heart shapes out from the felt and cut the bottom/pointed portion of it.
  • You will need to cut out several of these petals (around 6-8 petals per flower).
  • Now, you can whipstitch all the petals to show details.
  • Cut out two circles for the base, one small and one big. Glue the petals on the bigger circle and paste the smaller one in the centre. Allow it to dry over-night.
  • You can sew a few small beads or one large bead at the centre of each flower to decorate it further.
  • Glue the flowers on the painted paper roll with the help of the glue gun.
  • Put the Napkin in it, and your Floral Napkin Ring is ready.

5. Love Necklace

Things You Will Need

  • Craft wire
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Embroidery thread
  • Clear nail polish
  • Jump rings and jewellery clasp
  • Chain
  • Round nosed jewellery pliers
  • Charm or tassel

Instructions

  • Cut a piece of wire (around 10-inch in length). Make a loop at one end with the help of a jewellery flier.
  • Now tie the yarn to the loop securely. You should tie about three to four times for additional security.
  • Wrap the yarn securely around the wire. This process will be easier if you can hold the entire coiled length of yarn in one hand while you wrap. Continue until you have wrapped around eight to nine inches of the wire. Don’t forget to tie a knot to the end.
  • Cut the extra thread. You can apply nail varnish to make sure the knot is secure. Repeat this step for the other end as well and let it dry.
  • Cut the extra wire leaving half an inch and make a loop with the help of the pliers.
  • Then, we can now start making the letters.
  • Make “L” on one end. You will have to wrap the wire around the pliers to do this.
  • Then, to make an “O”, begin wrapping the wire around the cap of the nail polish.
  • To make “V”, bend the wire.
  • To make “E”, wrap the wire over and around the plier. Adjust accordingly.
  • The final step is to attach the chain on both ends.
  • Your LOVE necklace is ready!
  • Similarly, you can also make necklaces with other words also.

6. Mother’s Day Tray

Things You Will Need

  • Blackboard Paint
  • An unprimed roll of canvas
  • Foam paint roller with tray
  • PVA glue
  • Round paintbrush
  • Floral stencil
  • 500 gm boxboard
  • Polyester Fibre Filling
  • Tim and Tess Chalk
  • A breakfast tray
  • Aqua acrylic paint
  • A sponge brush

Instructions

  • Apply two layers of blackboard paint on the inner part of the tray with the help of a roller. Colour the other exposed part of the tray with some aqua paint.
  • Now, place your tray on a big piece of canvas.
  • Leaving an excess of about 15 cm around each edge, cut out the rest.
  • You can make designs such as floral patterns using a sponge to tap paint on the stencil. Allow it to dry for some time.
  • Measure the tray’s size and cut a boxboard to match it and protect with a coat of polyester filling.
  • Wrap up the canvas securely. Put PVA glue to the side of the cardboard to cover the centre and the edges.
  • Put the tray on the canvas and allow it to dry overnight.
  • Use this tray to serve breakfast to your mom on Mother’s Day morning and surprise her!

7. Family Portrait

Things You Will Need

  • Inexpensive picture frame
  • Crayons in bright colours
  • White card stock or poster board
  • Paintbrush
  • Black tempera paint or poster paint
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  • Cut your poster board such that it fits your picture frame.
  • Colour the poster board completely with the brightest and boldest crayons.
  • Next, paint it with one layer of Tempura paint (black colour).
  • When the poster board is completely covered with paint, allow it to dry.
  • Now you can create a scratch art on the poster board with a pencil or toothpick.
  • Draw a line diagram of your family and your Scratch Art Family portrait will be ready!

8. Paper Mache Platter

  • Things You Will Need
  • Paper Mache Paste
  • Acrylic Craft Paints
  • Paper Bag
  • Paintbrushes
  • Acrylic Craft Varnish
  • Plastic cling-wrap
  • A platter to use as a base

Instructions

  • Flip the platter upside down.
  • Cover the outer side of the platter with a coat of plastic wrap.
  • Cut the paper-bag into strips.
  • Then, dip each strip into the Paper Mache Paste and paste it on the platter. Allow it to dry for one or two days.
  • Repeat the step and paste the second coat of paper strips after the first coat is dry.
  • Allow the second layer of paper strips to dry for another one or two days.
  • Once the platter is dry, it is ready to be painted.
  • You can use your own creativity to design the platter according to your choice. Some examples that you can consider are – balloons, floral patterns, etc.

9. Custom Art Fridge Magnets

Things You Will Need

  • Magnet
  • Painting canvas
  • Watercolour
  • Paintbrushes
  • Matte craft varnish

Instructions

  • Apply the first coat of paint on a small piece of painting canvas and leave it to dry.
  • After the first coat of paint is dry, apply the second and the third coat. Leave it to dry.
  • Don’t forget to leave the previous coat of paint to dry before starting applying a new coat.
  • You can use your own creativity to paint the canvas according to your choice of colours and patterns.
  • Take a small-sized magnet and stick it to the other side of the canvas.
  • Cut the canvas leaving some fabric that can be clued behind.
  • Let the glue dry.
  • Your Custom Art fridge magnets are ready!

10. Flower Drop Ornaments

Things You Will Need

  • Plastic & clear ornaments with removable lids
  • Aquarium stones
  • Colourful pony beads,
  • Fishing line
  • Artificial flowers

Instructions

  • Open the top of your transparent ornament. Be careful if you are doing this with a knife or a sharp object.
  • Drop a few beads or coloured stones inside the ornament.
  • Then, insert your flowers through the hole and move the ornament to adjust it. Keep adjusting the placement of the components until you are satisfied with the design.
  • Put the lid of the ornament back on.
  • Hang the ornament using a fishing line. You can hang these ornaments on a window, on a tree or even a deck as a Mother’s Day gift for your dear mother.

11. Mother’s Day Lavender Candle

Things You Will Need

  • Candles/candle wax
  • A heatproof glass jar
  • Pink-coloured crayons
  • Candlewick
  • Ribbon/twine
  • Beads
  • Two vessels for a double boiler
  • Lavender essential oil

Instructions

  • In a double boiler, melt the candle wax/candles.
  • Add a piece of the pink coloured crayon to the molten wax and give it a stir with a spoon.
  • Pour the wax in the heatproof glass jar.
  • Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the wax and give it a mix.
  • Tie one end of the candlewick to a pencil and suspend the other end till it reaches the bottom of the mason jar. Keep the pencil perpendicular on the brim of the glass jar.
  • Let the wax set.
  • After the candle is ready, decorate the mason jar with some twine or ribbons and beads.
  • You DIY Mother’s Day gift is ready!

They say that “There is no bond stronger than the bond that exists between a mother and her child”. Mothers play a very important role in the upbringing of their children. Make your mother feel extra special on this Mother’s Day with these homemade Mother’s Day card and gift ideas.

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