Mother’s Day is a wonderful occasion that is presents ideal opportunities for children to participate in planning a special day for Mom. Making homemade Mother’s Day gifts with love for Mom or Grandma is not only fun, but also self-esteem building if the crafts chosen are at the appropriate skill level. If the homemade gifts are made with an older sibling or an adult such as Dad or Grandpop, hands-on activities can help create memories while increasing the bond already in place. Crafts are an enjoyable and unique way for kids to make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for mom or grandma, and this gift will be truly irreplaceable! I still have the handmade gifts that my children made for me throughout the years. Now I have a new collection of handmade gifts from my grandchildren.
If you have young children with developing motor skills or children with special needs in your family, you may find the crafts suggestions below ideal. The Mother’s Day crafts for children are suggestions from Debbie Scaccio, Arts & Crafts Specialist, and the staff at Block Institute. Block is an educational facility in New York City dedicated to providing services to children and adults with special needs ranging from global development delays to cerebral palsy and many other conditions.
The Mother’s Day gift ideas below were specifically thought of for children with special needs, but most any child will find these crafty projects enjoyable!
Mother’s Day Craft Suggestions:
- Tissue paper flowers. With the help of an adult, cut 2 or 3 inch circles out of tissue paper. Attach with a chenille stem (pipe cleaner) by slightly poking a hole through 6 tissue paper circles. Have the child crumple each circle individually in the shape of a flower. You can make 3 or more flowers to make a lovely bouquet.
- Decoupage vase. Using tissue paper or magazine pictures, cut out or tear assorted shapes. Glue them with a white glue to an empty water bottle or other long necked plastic bottle. Place the paper over the entire bottle. Finish with a coat of a clear glaze, like Modge Podge. You may want to place fresh flowers or tissue paper flowers in the vase.
- Construction paper cards. Using colored construction paper, cut the shape of a butterfly, flower or a heart. Fold in half so the card is symmetrical. Have the child decorate the card with stickers or peel and stick foam stickers. Add a Mother’s Day poem to the center of the card
- Wood Jewelry Box. Decorate a store bought wood box with paint using a sea sponge. Have the child dip the sponge into a paper plate with assorted paint colors and gently dab the sponge on the box, creating different colors and textures. Let dry. Seal the box with a glaze. Decorate with assorted plastic gemstones and pearls.
- Potpourri sachets. Buy store bought dried flowers or potpourri. Cut a 6 inch piece of nylon tulle or other lightweight cotton fabric. Place the potpourri in the middle of the fabric and help the child place a rubber band around the edges. Secure the sachet with a satin or other ribbon.
Thank you, Debbie, for these Mother’s Day craft ideas!