With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, May 8th, why not celebrate both yourself and your child with some lovely Mother’s Day crafts? Alternatively, if you’re a father or other co-parent, how about helping your little one make charming crafts as a gift for mom? You can also present grandma with a cute keepsake. The following ideas are ideal for preschoolers and most require only basic materials.
Superhero Mother’s Day Gift
We absolutely love this Superhero Mother’s Day Gift idea from iHeartCraftyThings. Celebrate the strength, power, wisdom, and grace of mothers as your child creates a chocolate bar superhero to resemble their mom. Even better — the doubly sweet gift contains chocolate! All you need is a printer and card to create the superhero template (available on the website), marker pens, yarn in a color that closely matches mom’s hair, glue, tape, and child-friendly scissors.
Stamped Rose Mother’s Day Card Simple
What’s Mother’s Day without some flowers and a card? This pretty Stamped Rose Card combines the two aspects for your child to show plenty of appreciation for their mother. Quick and easy to make, all you need is a card, paint, a piece of sponge, a sponge cleaning cloth, a Q-tip, glue, and a piece of magazine or newspaper. We think you could also incorporate buttons for a textured design.
A beautiful idea from Woman’s Day, this Love Tree would make for an attractive centerpiece or mantelpiece decoration. It’s not limited to Mother’s Day; you could display it with pride for as long as you like. Head outside and get some fresh air with your kid as you gather thin twigs and branches, then arrange your finds in a pretty vase. Make red and pink love hearts, thread them with thin string or ribbon and then lovingly hang the hearts from the branches.
Salt Dough Handprint Mother’s Day Gift
Kids’ handprints make for lovely keepsakes to look back on in the future with a sense of nostalgia. This Salt Dough Handprint from The Best Ideas for Kids is study enough to keep indefinitely. All you need to make the dough is flour, water and salt — you’ll probably be surprised how hard it sets!
Your child can help make the dough before creating an impression of their hand (or foot if they prefer). Using a sharp knife, you can then cut a shape around the handprint. How about a heart? Bake the dough in the oven then, once fully hardened, your preschooler can paint their ornament in their mom’s favorite colors. For the best results and longevity, you should seal the ornaments after the paint has fully dried. You could use the same dough recipe to make an adorable thumbprint necklace or keychain too, idea courtesy of That’s What Che Said.
Tin Can Windsocks
Do your bit for the environment and help your kid create a whimsical garden decoration from recycled tin cans. Make sure they’re fully clean first and have no sharp edges. Colorful, quirky, and fun, these Tin Can Windsocks from Happiness is Homemade would be a great gift for mom or grandma or an eye-catching reminder of the fun you had bonding with your child while making them.