Adorable Mother’s Day Crafts You’ll Be Thrilled To Receive

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Homemade Mother’s Day gifts really are the sweetest to receive as they have been handmade with love. If your child (or their Dad!) needs a steer on something to make for Mother’s Day, then these adorable Mother’s Day Crafts might be just the ticket.

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There’s something so sweet about your child handing you a homemade gift on Mother’s Day, they are so proud and their slightly wonky efforts are always adorable.


Adorable Mother’s Day Crafts You’ll Be Thrilled To Receive

#1. Photo Flowers

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These photo flowers are very easy to make and are a great Mother’s Day art & craft project for your child. Smaller members of the household will enjoy drawing and carefully cutting out the flowers and sticking photos.

#2. Mother’s Day Rosette

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Isn’t this a nice idea? A special rosette to award to Best Grandma Ever (or could be one for a Mum too!). You’ll find full instructions to make the Best Grandma Ever rosette and a free Mother’s Day printable on the website.

A glue gun and paper cutter will make the project go faster but you could improvise and do this by hand.

#3. Encrusted Tea Light Holders

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Aren’t these pretty? Craftsbyamanda has the instructions for making these sweet jars to hold tealight holders. They were originally a suggested craft for a wedding, but we think they would make a sweet Mother’s Day crafts idea.

#4.  I Love You This Much Card

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To make these adorable “I Love You This Much” hand card, trace your child’s hand twice and cut out the hands. Fold a strip of paper accordion style. Write the words “This Much” on the strip of paper and “I Love You” on the hands. Stick the “hands” to the accordion strip and your child will be ready to present their unique card.

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#5. Flower Pots

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Decorate a flower pot and either plant some flower seeds in it, or buy a small flowering plant to go in it. You’ll find instructions for this sweet Mother’s Day craft on the website.

#6. 3D Flowers

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These are so pretty and with the hand holding them coming from your child’s hand outline, it’s a nice personal gift.

You will need:

  • White paper
  • Green paper
  • Pink paper
  • Blue card
  • Some buttons
  • Glue

What to do:

  • Cut circles out of white paper then take each circle and cut petals. Bend the petals gently out for the 3-D effect.
  • Next cut out stems and leaves from green paper.
  • Trace the outline of your child’s hand on the pink paper and cut out the hand.
  • Now you’re ready to assemble your picture. Stick the main part of the hand at the bottom left of the picture taking care not to stick the fingers down.
  • Then overlay your stems and glue them onto the hand. Bend back the fingers gently and glue over the stems.
  • Finally stick your white flowers onto the tops of the stems and glue a button in the middle.

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#7. Tote Bag

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Decorate a tote bag with cut apples dipped into fabric paint for a stylish shopper for Mum. Older kids could also practice sewing leaves onto the bag (instructions at but you could also stamp on the leaf shapes in paint too.

#8. Fingerprint Love Hearts

You’ll find the instructions at for these gorgeous fingerprint love heart keyrings.

Here is a salt dough recipe that you can use for love hearts that your child can then press their finger print onto before baking. You could make a keyring or a pendant for a necklace – super cute!


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • cold water


  1. Mix until it has the consistency of play dough.
  2. Have your child press their finger or thumb in.
  3. Make a hole for the ring or cord.
  4. Bake at 250F/120C for 2 hours.
  5. Let cool.
  6. You could also paint the love heart before attaching ring or cord.

#9. A Tale of My Mum

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What about something very personal from your child? We put together a little sheet that your child can fill in about “My Mum”. Download your free My Mum sheet here.

#10. Tissue Paper Flowers

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Make a bouquet of different Tissue Paper Flowers with our easy tutorial. All you need is coloured tissue paper.

If you have pipe cleaners you can make them into flowers with stems. This is perfect for preschoolers as it’s quick, easy and mess-free. Imagine a whole vase of these flowers, and all the love that went into each one!

Have you any suggestions for other Mother’s Day Crafts? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

Adorable Mother's Day Crafts You'll Be Thrilled To Receive

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