Yes, it’s almost Mother’s Day! Here are a few simple ideas for mother’s day gift-making with the little ones. Feel free to leave this page open where your hubbies will see it!
We have made these many times for gifts and for ourselves, and they are always a favorite with the kids.
- Head outside and find a perfect rock.
- Paint your rock and let it dry. We use acrylic paints because they cover the rocks better, but remember, they are not washable!
- Glue on heart-shaped wings cut from paper, craft foam, felt, or fabric. (A grown-up can help with cutting!)
- Add some wiggly eyes or draw eyes with a marker.
- For some sparkle, paint your bug with a thin layer of glue, then sprinkle with glitter. Or, use glitter glue pens like we did!
I believe these were last year’s Mother’s Day gifts for the grandmas. The girls water colored on bookmark-size paper (we used real watercolor paper). When they were dry, I mounted them on black cardstock and had them laminated at Staples. We also added a plain white mailing label to the back where the girls signed their names. A gorgeous bookmark!
Poem for Mom
Help your child write a special Mother’s Day poem. Use this simple outline, with your child telling you what to write in the blanks:
My mom is ____________.
She always _______________.
My mom can _____________.
She never _____________.
My mom wants ___________.
She says ______________.
But the best thing about my mom is _________________!
I will probably do this with my girls, so it won’t be a surprise gift, but a gift just the same!
Handprint Flower Apron
My sister made this lovely apron for me for my birthday, I believe. It’s decorated with my daughters’ and nieces’ handprint flowers and thumbprint ladybugs. So easy and sweet — I love it!
I have a stack of treasured cards that the girls have made me for various occasions. You can never go wrong with a card, especially with those sweet little drawings and notes.
Hope you have fun making some Mother’s Day gifts with your kiddos this week!