There’s nothing more special than receiving a gift on Mother’s Day morning made with love by little hands. Sure, said gifts aren’t always very elegant, or super practical, but we hold onto them for years, because that’s just what we mums do.
My own mother still has a wall hanging with my sister’s hand and foot print hanging on her bedroom wall. It’s been there since 1980, and for a long time I couldn’t understand why she’d kept it up all those years – but now that I’m a mum, I totally get it.
Of course it’s not really a surprise to receive a gift that you’ve ‘facilitated’ the making of yourself, so if you are an auntie, friend, nanna, teacher or dad, maybe you can help the kids make one of these gifts for their mum.
I’ve tried to find projects that are somewhat practical and can be used or displayed for a while down the track. It’s very empowering for kids to see that you value something that they’ve created for you, and of course half the fun is the look of pride on their face when they hand over your gift.
My favourite Mother’s Day gifts kids can make are ones where a moment in time is captured. A little hand print, or drawing – things that change so quickly as they get older.
This week’s challenge – Organise a playdate with your sister or best friend’s kids and and have a gift making crafternoon. Here are some easy Mother’s Day gift craft projects that you can make together.
12 Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make – And they’re useful too!
FROM LEFT to RIGHT
- Felt Tulips – Paper & Pin
- Love You Speech Bubble Magnets – Coloured Buttons
- Mid Century Ceramic Hand Dish – My Poppet
- Love Rocks – Laughing Kids Learn
- Mother’s Day Handprint Card – Non-Toy Gifts
- Shrinky Dinks Keyrings – Messy Little Monster
- Tissue Paper Heart – My Poppet
- Cereal Box Bookmarks – The Craft Train
- Mother’s Day Colouring Card – Where the Smiles Have Been