Mother's Day Art Projects for Kids

There are many fun Mother’s Day art projects for kids that can be given as a special gift! This holiday is also a great opportunity to do some fun arts and craft projects with your kids if you are a mom. Here are some ideas for Mother’s Day art projects:
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  • Handmade Ornaments: This DIY Mother's Day gift idea also doubles as a beautiful decoration. Find a vintage book or an old letter that you can use to cut out paper hearts of all different sizes. String them with twine and add a jewel or small heart pendant for an accent. Hang the Mother's Day ornaments in a row using different lengths of string to create a staggered effect. For a special touch, ask the kids to write a Mother's Day message on the back of each one!
  • Picture Flower Magnets: These are a cute Mother’s Day art project for kids to do. For supplies you will need craft foam, scissors, pencil, glue, magnet, glitter, jewels, paint, and family photos. Trace a flower onto the craft foam using a pencil, then cut it out. Next, decorate the flower using glitter, paint, jewels, or any other materials that you want. Once everything has dried, glue a small family photo onto the center of the flower. You may need to just have the faces of family members in the picture so that it will fit on the flower. Glue a magnet onto the back and repeat steps to make other flowers.

  • Recipe Card Holder: This is a great Mother’s Day activity for children to do! For materials you will need 30 jumbo Popsicle sticks, glue, and 4 inch by 6 inch index cards. You can also use a variety of materials to decorate the card holder including ribbon, glitter, paint, or silk flowers. The first step to make this craft is to glue eight Popsicle sticks next to each other in a row. Then glue a separate set of five sticks in a row next to each other. Next, glue and stack seven Popsicle sticks on top of one another. Then repeat with another stack of seven sticks.  Take one of the stacks of seven sticks and glue them across the rows of eight sticks along the edge. Repeat with the other stack of seven sticks on the opposite edge. Next, glue the row of five Popsicle sticks on top of the two stacks of sticks, keeping them perpendicular and towards one end of the sticks. Then, glue one stick to the bottom to enclose the recipe card holder. Glue the two remaining sticks in a “V-shape” at the top of the card holder to serve as a hanger. Once everything has dried completely, decorate the recipe card holder using whatever materials you choose!

  • Handprint Apron: For this Mother’s Day art project you will need fabric paints, paper plates, fabric pen, and a solid-colored apron (preferably white). Pour some of each paint color onto a separate paper plate. Have the kid press their hand onto the paper plate to coat their palm. Then have them press their hands onto the apron. Continue with other colored paints until the apron is covered in handprints. It may also be a great idea for the child to sign their name under their handprint with the date!

  • Photo Cube:  You will need: various colors of construction or scrapbook paper, laminating paper, a three inch cube (wood or plastic), scissors, glue and nine family photos. Help the kids decorate the outside of the cube using the different colors of paper. You can cut out different shapes and glue them on or cover the cube with glitter and stickers. Once the glue has dried, apply the laminate paper to each side of the cube. Next, let the kids cut out the people from the pictures so that they will fit onto each section of the cube. Laminate each side again to protect the pictures from peeling. Have the child write their name and year somewhere on the cube so that their mom will always remember this fantastic Mother’s Day gift!

  • Sun Catcher: This is the perfect Mother’s Day craft for toddlers. You will need: various colors of tissue paper, eight Popsicle sticks, clear plastic wrap, glue and a pipe cleaner. Help the child glue the edges of two Popsicle sticks to each other to make an “L-shape.” Repeat with two more sticks until you have created a square. Cut a piece of clear plastic wrap and glue the edges of it to the Popsicle sticks. Next, rip up the tissue paper into small pieces. Help the toddler glue the various pieces to the plastic wrap until it is completely covered. Next, take the remaining four Popsicle sticks and glue them together to create another square. Place the new square over the other Popsicle sticks to cover up the edges of the plastic wrap. Next, stick the pipe cleaner through one of the openings and twist it to make a circle. The finished result is a beautiful hanging Mother’s Day craft that will catch sunlight for years to come. 

  • Flower Pen: Want a super cute Mother's Day craft that's also fun to make? You will need: a simple ball-point pen, green ribbon or florists’ tape, green or yellow pipe cleaner, various colors of tissue paper and a hot glue gun. First, wrap the green ribbon or florists’ tape around the pen. If you are using ribbon, you may need to apply a bit of hot glue to the pen as you wrap the ribbon around in order to hold it in place. Once the pen is completely covered, allow it to dry. Next, pile five pieces of tissue paper on top of each other. Then fold it like an accordion, about one inch thick. Tie the center of the folded paper with a pipe cleaner. Then gently fan out the tissue paper, separating each layer of paper so it looks like a blooming flower. Glue the bottom of the flower to the top of the pen. For ambitious sons and daughters, make multiple flower pens and display them in a small terracotta pot for mom's desk!

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After kids create an art project, help them record a sweet video message that can be uploaded to gorgeous Mother's Day eCards. Mom will love to hear and see their little one wishing them a "Happy Mother's Day."  Upload a photo to select Mother's Day cards and add a gift card to make her day extra special!

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