Kiwi Crate Picks: 5 Delightful and Simple Mother’s Day Gifts (That Kids Can Make)

It’s time to celebrate Mother’s Day – the holiday which is devoted to the most important women we know: Our moms. There are a million ways to say thank you, but here are a few of our kid-friendly and DIY favorites.

A big thank you to all the bloggers and pinners who inspired these gift ideas!

Just a note: Some of these projects may require some parental help. (*hint: dads to the rescue!)


5. Fingerprint Necklace

This pretty necklace surely gets two thumbs up for ease and for cleverness. We love how beautiful the single fingerprint looks on the clay pendant – and what mom wouldn’t want to wear a piece of their child so close to her heart? (via Crafty Crow)

 


4. Fingerprint Heart Painting

OK. It looks like we have a thing for fingerprints. But this painting is too cute not to share. It’s also a great way to get all the family members (or at least their thumbs) involved in a collective gift for mom. Frame it for easy display at work or home. (via Busy Kids = Happy Mom)

 

 

3. Photo Coasters

Mod Podge is one of the most beloved materials in our craft closet – and an instrumental part of making these adorable DIY photo coasters. Use old pictures or any other scraps of paper to make fun personalized coasters for mom. Not only are they mini pieces of art, but they’ll help keep the household free from watermarks. (via Mine for the Making)

 

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2. Balloon Bouquets

Love this idea! There’s just something so happy-making about balloons, right? Which is why this balloon bouquet will definitely give your mom a definite high. If you don’t want to use helium, balloon blowing can be a fun activity for older kids (just tape the balloons to a wall). Either cut out letters to attach to the balloons (as seen in the photo) or write a special message on the outside of them, using a permanent marker. You can also hide little treasures in the balloons too. (via Martha Stewart and Free Pretty Things for You)

 

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1. Tissue Paper Flowers

It’s true: No Mother’s Day is complete without flowers. However, we prefer this twist on the traditional bouquet of flowers, which, let’s face it, wilt by weeks’ end. These tissue paper bouquets are so simple that your kids can make them. Put a bunch of these flowers in a mason jar and wrap with a ribbon — and Voilà! It’s a lovely floral arrangement that lasts forever. (via Kiwi CrateSew Sweet Stiches, and Dana Made It)

For more DIY kid-friendly gift ideas, please check out our Pinterest Board here.