The Best Kid-Made Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
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Kid-made gifts are my favorite gifts to get (and give) on Mother’s Day. Even the simplest handmade card from my two year old makes my day. We found some really cool gift ideas you’ll love that are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make, with a little supervision. 😉
Get creative and have fun!
Make Gorgeous Rose Stationary with a Lettuce Stamp
This DIY rose stationary from MarthaStewart.com is absolutely beautiful, and made with lettuce of all things! Pick up a pack of blank stationary cards and envelopes, a large ink pad (5×7 is big enough), and some lettuce and you have everything you need for a beautiful Mother’s Day gift. I’m absolutely doing this with my kids.
Frame Kids Original Artwork
Take a picture of your child creating their original artwork, and frame the picture and the artwork together. Genius. This Mother’s Day gift is worthy of displaying in any room. Thank you Sonnet at sohosonnet.com for this amazing, easy gift idea.
We suggest getting a frame that hold’s two 8×10 pictures since most letter paper is 8.5×11 and it’s pretty easy to get an 8×10 picture printed just about anywhere.
Make a Quick Sharpie Mug
A Sharpie Mug is a super easy Mother’s Day gift kids can make at the last minute. Use a plain mug and an oil-based paint pen to create a coffee cup Grandma will be proud to drink from each morning. This has become one of our go-to gifts for family. See how to make them here>>
Create these really cool Sharpie Tile Coasters
Help your kids make colorful tile coasters with a sharpie and alcohol. This is an awesome art project/science experiment you’ll have a blast making. See how to do it at PagingFunMoms.com>>
Give a Hand Print Flower Pot
Make an adorable hand print flower pot with your toddler for the gardening mama. Make sure you use a paint that isn’t water-based so it doesn’t wash off! Any oil-based paint should do. You can follow the tutorial at We-Made-That.com>>
Paint a Colorful Washer Necklace
Break out that bag of nail polish and some washers for this cool handmade gift. Kids can practice their fine motor skills and get creative as they make these colorful necklaces. Paint a washer, tie it onto a rope, add some beads and put it in a gift box. We can’t wait to try it! Thanks to SmallForBig.com for this fun idea.
Make Flower Art Prints with a Water Bottle
Recycle a water bottle for a cute flower art project. Use the bottom of the water bottle and some paint to make flower-shaped prints. Toddlers and preschoolers will have a great time making and decorating their little flowers. Put it in a simple frame for a quick, last minute Mother’s Day gift. This cute idea came from Michelle at CraftyMorning.com>>
Paint a Tape Resist Canvas
Let kids get creative with an easy tape resist project. Place strips of painters tape on a canvas and have your toddler paint the entire thing. Once it’s covered remove the tape. You can leave the white spaces blank, or fill them with cute notes like “Best Mom Ever” and “Made by Little Hands with Love.” This idea comes from BuggyAndBuddy.com>>
Make a Hand Print Mason Jar Vase
Mason jars make the best vases. Make these keepsake Mother’s Day vases with a tall mason jar and some paint. Personalize it with your child’s hand print and ribbon and you have a beautiful spring vase. Learn how to make one at ChristinasAdventures>>
Make Hand Print Wall Art
This simple hand print plank makes a beautiful piece of wall art for any family room. Grab a reclaimed wood board and some white paint and have your kids print their hands across the board. You can add names and ages with stickers or paint them yourself. Project from TheIdeaRoom.net>>