You can find free printable cards online, make your own from a sheet of paper or purchase blank ones. Make a card for mom. Write your own sentiment or find one online that conveys your feelings.
2. Handprint art.
With kids, handprints are a great item to incorporate into your art project. A few ways include:
- Use handprints for “petals” on a large paper flower or as a flower
- Use handprints on a t-shirt or quilt square
- Plaster plaque with handprint
- Handprint on a tile
- Heart made of two handprints
You might want to add a name, year or sentiment. Discuss this with kids. What other ideas do they come up with? Try one or more.
3. Photo crafts.
Adding a photo to a bookmark, drawing or anything else not only makes a great gift for mom, it is also an item that will keep memories alive. Explore the Enrichment Project badge program “Photo Crafts” for ideas or search online. Make a photo crafted item for your mom.
4. Frame it.
The easiest way to give a photo is to frame it. Make a frame for your photo out of popsicle sticks, fusible beads, scrapbook paper or decorate a purchased flat frame. If none of these sound like a good idea, search online for other frame ideas to try.
5. Recycled crafts.
Recycling items into your gift allows kids to express themselves with items around their home. Not only that, the gift will be truly from the hand and heart of the giver. Start with simple items like paper plates, toilet paper rolls and magazines. Look around your house. What do you have that you can recycle / reuse to make a gift?
6. So many flowers.
Flowers are a traditional gift, whether purchased, picked or handmade. Explore the Enrichment Project badge program “Paper Flowers” or explore different ways to make flowers with paper, fabric, foam or other materials.
7. Flower holders.
Don’t stop at the flowers. A handful of wildflowers in a specially decorated (and recycled) bottle or jar is a great gift. The holder can be used for a long time. Explore different ways you can make a flower holder. Try one.
8. Hearts go with flowers.
Another traditional gift for Mother’s Day is a heart, symbolizing the love you have for your mother. Explore different ways to make and share hearts with your favorite mom.
9. Living gifts.
If you plan on giving a gift of a living plant, be sure to have enough time to allow it to grow. For a large group, purchasing seeds can be an economical gift. Explore different plants you can grow for Mother’s Day. Are you too late for this year? Put a note to yourself in your calendar to remind you next year with enough time to do this . . . or use this idea for a “just because I love you” gift.
10. Wearable art.
From paper crowns to necklaces, wearable art is a way to personalize a gift for mom with her favorite color, to compliment her wardrobe, etc. Brainstorm things you can make mom that she will wear.
11. “World’s Best.”
Of course, your mom is the best! From coloring sheets to cards, there are slews of ways to let her know. Look through the ideas presented in this badge program. Can you incorporate this idea in your handmade gift?
12. Just for mom.
Drawing a picture for mom is a great gift. Try your hand at drawing a picture for your mom.
Make your own coupons for mom or find printable ones online. This might be so she can collect kisses, ask you to do jobs, etc.
14. Gifts from previous years.
List the gifts mom has received over the years. Can you use one of those as a way to make a new gift? For example, I’ve seen a lot of photos where the adults have duplicated the photos from when they were younger with how they look now.
- Coloring sheet with wording “World’s Best Mom”
- Coloring sheet with wording “World’s Best Grandma”
- Printable coupon book to put “kisses” on
Sites to Explore
To download a PDF of this badge program, click here: EP_Mothers Day Crafts