Mother's Day arts and crafts

Arts & Crafts for Mother’s Day

There’s nothing more special for moms on Mother’s Day than a thoughtful, handmade gift from the kids (or grandkids). This year, ditch the store-bought photo frame, avoid the expensive flowers and create something unique for the incredible mothers in your life.

Mother’s Day Yarn Wrapping

A soft and beautiful homemade gift that’s just as lovely as mom! Use various shades and textures to give this awesome craft a bohemian feel.


  • Various colors of yarn, string, ribbon or other decorative wrappings
  • Cardboard
  • Box cutter
  • Scissors
  • Tape


  1. Using your box cutters, cut an M out of cardboard (this is an adult-only step).
  2. Wrap your yarn around and around your M securing with tape at the back.
  3. Mix colors, overlap and make pompoms for this lovely Mother’s Day gift!
Coffee Filter Flower Bouquet

Spring is in the air! These flowers are perfect for when you need a spring vibe before the real flowers bloom.


  • Three coffee filters per flower
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Watercolors
  • Paint brush
  • Glue


  1. Stack your coffee filters and fold in half three times so they resemble a triangle.
  2. Cut the edge of your triangle into a petal shape leaving the side intact.
  3. Cut a tiny hole at the tip of the triangle.
  4. Paint your coffee filters different colors with the watercolors; let dry.
  5. Using your pipe cleaners, thread your coffee filters on one at a time making sure to bunch them together at the end to resemble flowers.
  6. Glue the tip of your pipe cleaners to the filters to keep them together.
  7. Add to a vase and enjoy!
Flower Photo Activity

Use a picture of your little flower to make THIS little flower! We think this is the perfect gift for Grandma or Mom on Mother’s Day!


  • A picture of your child cut into a circle
  • A seedling pot or small disposable cup
  • A straw painted green
  • Construction paper
  • Cupcake liners
  • Floral foam
  • Filler like rocks or sand
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue
  • Decorative filler for the top of your pot (optional)


  1. Paint your seedling pot and let dry.
  2. Cut a small circle of floral foam to add to your pot.
  3. Cut out six petals from the construction paper.
  4. Staple your cupcake liner to the straw and glue your child’s photo to the liner.
  5. Glue the petals to the back of the liner.
  6. Stick the straw into your floral foam and add your filler to keep it upright; add decorative filler if necessary.
  7. Enjoy your lovely photo flower!

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