9 Mother's Day Craft Ideas for Kids

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Are you planning to mark Mother’s Day in the classroom this year? Creating Mother’s Day crafts can be exciting for kids who can’t wait to bring home something for a mother or other guardian, and creating small cards and gifts allows them to practice a whole host of skills from working those fine motor skills to letter writing.

But, how do you make sure your Mother’s Day activities for your students are inclusive enough to reflect all types of families? And what crafts are the best use of your students’ time? We pulled together some of our favourite ideas that can work in any classroom… and they’re all classroom ready to boot!

Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids in the Classroom

Crafty Mother’s Day Card Templates

For a simple, yet thoughtful gift – get your students to get crafty with these super adorable Mother’s Day card ideas.

I Love You to Pieces Card

Students can tell any special parent figure they love them with this craft which also happens to be great for working those fine motor muscles as students have to practice using scissors, pasting, and writing. Print out the template, and decide if you are just going to use the white background or have the students cut out the heart and ‘I love you’ words to stick on a coloured piece of card. Then, use tissue paper cut into squares for the ‘pieces’ of the heart.

Depending on the age of your students, you may want to have these pre-cut and ready to go, or your students can practice measuring out squares with a ruler, then put their scissor skills to the test!

I Love you to pieces card template

Exploding Card Idea

One creative craft from a member of our Teach Starter teacher team is the Mother’s Day exploding gift box idea. While this isn’t your traditional ‘card’ it certainly still serves the same purpose!

This craft for kids requires them to carefully put the pieces together to get the “exploding” effect, testing those engineering skills as they create something special for that special someone.

Mother's day exploding card

Gorgeous Flower Card

Pull out the craft table and let your students get craft by creating their very own card with what ever design they wish. This is a super cute idea where the place a picture of themselves in some pattycakes to create a pop out flower on the card! Cutie, cute, cute!

mother's day card craft idea for kids

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Flower Craft Gift Ideas

Nothing says ‘i love you’ more than a bunch of flowers, right? Here are some super creative flower craft ideas for Mother’s Day! The beauty about these is the students can give them to anyone special to them!

Pom-pom Cactus

Do you have a million and one pom-poms in the classroom? Grab the little fuzzy balls, and have your students get creative creating plants the mother figure in their life can admire and never has to water!

Pom pom craft idea for mother's day

Hand Flower Template

All you need for this gorgeous craft idea is some coloured paper, some pipe cleaners, ribbon and a cute hand to trace around! Students trace around their hand (they may need help with this) and cut out their hand. Then, use a pencil to curl the fingers around creating this gorgeous flower.

All you need to do then is sticky tape the rounded hand onto some pipe cleaner!

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Paper Towel Roses

You can call making paper towel roses a Mother’s Day craft or turn it into more of a STEM activity by having students hypothesize what will happen when you try to dye paper towels, recording observations all through this fun activity. No matter what you call it, the result will be some gorgeous flowers they can take home to gift to a special person in their world on Mother’s Day weekend.

Get the flower creation instructions here!

Paper towel flower craft idea for kids

For more Mother’s Day activities and craft ideas, check out our Mother’s Day Collection.

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