Make mom a gift from the heart this Mother's Day.

Make mom a gift from the heart this Mother's Day. Photo By Getty Images/Wavebreak Media

Kids crafts sure to please mom

Moms love homemade gifts, and we think these craft ideas are sure to please. These also would make great gifts for grandmas, too!

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What you need:

Construction paper or cardstockWe Love You Photo


Camera/printer/photo paper



Glue or tape

What to do:

Take pictures of your child gesturing 'I Love You' in three photos.

Print the photos out and cut them to fit your frame.

Glue or tape the photos to the cardstock or construction paper.

Write 'I Love You' and put in the frame.



What you need:

Blank canvas apronHandprint apron

Permanent marker

Freezer paper


Fabric paint

Paint brush

What to do:

Cut a piece of freezer paper the width of your apron.

Use a permanent marker to draw the grass line, stems (one for each child’s hand), and leaves.

Cut along the drawn line and keep background.

Iron the freezer paper background onto the bottom of the apron.

Paint with green fabric paint and let dry.

Peel the freezer paper off of the apron to reveal the grass and flower stems.

Paint the children’s hands with fabric paint and let them press down onto the apron to print the flowers.



What you need:

Contact paperSuncatchers

Paper plates

A collection of things from nature - twigs, flowers, grass, etc.

What to do:

Cut out the center of the plate.

Use the center piece of the plate to figure out the size of the contact paper.

Stick the contact paper to the back of the plate.

Let the kids stick the objects to the contact paper.



What you need:

PaperBreakfast tray collage




Copies of family photos 

Foam brush

Sealer (Mod Podge)

Wooden or plastic tray

What to do:

Cut out images from old magazines, draw your own pictures, make copies of favorite family photos, or collect other images that have special meaning.

Create a collage by arranging the pictures on a plain serving tray so they overlap slightly.

Use a small foam brush to apply the Mod Podge or other glue/sealer to the undersides of the images so they adhere to the tray.

Once all the pictures are glued in place, gently brush a thin layer of the same sealer on top of the pictures.

Allow the sealer to dry for about 20 minutes, then apply a second coat.

The sealer will protect the collage, but just the same, try to avoid spilling liquids on the tray to ensure that your fun and festive handiwork lasts for many Mother's Days to come.


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