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Mother’s Day Crafts

April 26, 2019
An Egg-Crate Bouquet, Candle, Hand-Print Plant, and an Affirmation Flower: Simple crafts for your child so that they can give a present to their mom on Mother's Day.

I am sure not many Dads will see this post but if they do, job well done, Daddy!  I know a lot of Moms love receiving something homemade from their kiddos on Mother’s Day and here are 3 simple crafts that can serve as their card or gift.  These can also be used for a grandmother or even flipped to be a Father’s Day card or gift next month.

Egg-Carton Flowers

An Egg-Crate Bouquet, Candle, Hand-Print Plant, and an Affirmation Flower: Simple crafts for your child so that they can give a present to their mom on Mother's Day.

Egg Carton Flowers

Instead of the usual store-bought flowers, why not make a bouquet?!  Guarantee this will mean more to Mommy than store-bought!

Supplies:

  1. Empty egg carton cut into pieces
  2. Paint and paint brushes
  3. Popsicle sticks
  4. Green pipe cleaners
  5. Ribbon
  6. Vase
An Egg-Crate Bouquet, Candle, Hand-Print Plant, and an Affirmation Flower: Simple crafts for your child so that they can give a present to their mom on Mother's Day.

Egg Carton Flowers step-by-step

Instructions (step-by-step above):

  1. Cut the egg crate so that each egg slot stands alone.
  2. Have your kids paint the cardboard egg crate.  Let dry.
  3. Once the paint has dried, glue a popsicle stick to the back of the egg crate.
  4.  Either color the popsicle sticks with green pens or glue the green pipe cleaners to the outside of the stick.
  5. Stick all “flowers” inside a vase and add a ribbon!

Handprint Bouquet with Poem

An Egg-Crate Bouquet, Candle, Handprint Plant, and an Affirmation Flower: Simple crafts for your child so that they can give a present to their mom on Mother's Day.

Handprint Bouquet

I got some paint and paper and let my daughter paint, once she got dirty with paint splattered everywhere, I painted her hand and got 3 handprints!  She loved it.

Supplies:

  1. Paint and paint brushes
  2. Paper (I used cardstock)
  3. A poem about mothers
Handprint bouquet step-by-step

Handprint bouquet step-by-step

Instructions (step-by-step photo above):

  1. Paint child’s hand and make 3 handprints on paper.  Let dry.
  2. Find a poem about Moms.  There are so many out there to choose from, I chose the following because the other’s were making me cry from being such a sap: “My Mommy, she’s the best, from her head to her toes, she’s warm and she’s soft, smelling sweet like a rose”.  Print out.
  3. Draw a “vase” around the poem and cut it out. Glue under the “flower” hand prints.
  4. Draw green lines to make stems and complete the bouquet!

Affirmation Flower Card

An Egg-Crate Bouquet, Candle, Hand-Print Plant, and an Affirmation Flower: Simple crafts for your child so that they can give a present to their mom on Mother's Day.

Crafts For Mother’s Day: Affirmation Flower

These answers brought tears to my eyes.  It’s so cute and sweet what your kids think about when you ask them direct questions.  I did this craft for my husband’s Father’s Day card because I felt silly asking my kids what they love about me (and will obviously replace the “I love Mom because…”)!  This can serve as a Mother’s Day card as well!

Supplies:

  1. Green Construction paper plus 3 more colors.
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue
  4. Pens
An Egg-Crate Bouquet, Candle, Hand-Print Plant, and an Affirmation Flower: Simple crafts for your child so that they can give a present to their mom on Mother's Day.

Affirmation Flower Step by Step

Instructions (step-by-step photo above):

  1. Using a pen, outline a flower shape onto the green construction paper and have your child cut it out or help them cut.
  2. With the other 3 pieces of paper, outline flower petal shapes and cut them out.
  3. Glue green flower piece onto a piece of paper to make it a “card”
  4. Ask your kids to tell you what they love about “mom” (in our case we did Dad and will use this for Father’s Day).
  5. Write down what they say on the green petals.
  6. Glue the construction paper “petals” over their answers.
  7. On the green paper, write “What I love about Mom (or Dad)” and cut it out into a circle. Paste in the middle of the flower.

Candle Holder

An Egg-Crate Bouquet, Candle, Hand-Print Plant, and an Affirmation Flower: Simple crafts for your child so that they can give a present to their mom on Mother's Day.

Mothers Day Candle Holder

This is a great Mother’s Day gift but it could also serve as a sweet gift to anyone in your child’s life or a “just because” gift to make someone smile.  While doing this craft, admittedly, I wasn’t excited about how they had turned out.  But that’s when I remembered these gifts are often the best because it captures perfectly what a child’s artwork and love represents.

Supplies:

  1. Paint and paintbrush
  2. Mason jar or glass jar
  3. Candle
  4. Heart or star stickers (any sticker will work, you could even use tape)
  5. Ribbon & note attached “You Light Up My Life”
An Egg-Crate Bouquet, Candle, Hand-Print Plant, and an Affirmation Flower: Simple crafts for your child so that they can give a present to their mom on Mother's Day.

Candle Holder Step-By-Step

Instructions (step-by-step photo above):

  1. Place a handful of stickers on the outside of the mason jar.
  2. Set-up a paint area for your kids to paint all over the mason jar.  Ideally, they would cover it completely so that when the paint dries and you remove the stickers, the candle flicker will shine through.
  3. Once the paint has dried, remove the stickers to reveal the sticker pattern.
  4. Either print or write out “You Light Up My Life” and tie it with a ribbon around the top of the jar.
  5. Insert candle into the jar and light!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you fabulous Mommy’s out there!

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