Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Crafts for 2021

Hand-crafted pots for Mothers Day Flowers

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a gift made with love…even if it’s imperfect. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Mother’s Day crafts that little ones and bigger kids can make for and with their moms. So treat Mom to a day out of the house and use the time she’s away to make a craft she’ll love.

Since Mother’s Day falls on May 9, it’s a perfect time to get some inspiration from all that’s blooming in the natural world. And if you ask us, moms can never have enough flowers. So order some Mother’s Day flowers and then get busy creating your own floral gift.

Mosaic Flower Pot

Homemade mosaic tile flower pots

Sure, giving your mom flowers is a no-brainer. But does she have anywhere beautiful to put them? These beautiful mosaic flower pots are absolutely gorgeous, and they’re the perfect craft for kids of all ages, as long as they have the help of an adult.

To start, you’ll need to gather the following materials:

  • Terra cotta or ceramic pot
  • Hammer
  • Glass or ceramics for the mosaic
  • Safety glasses
  • Superglue or caulk
  • Grout

After you’ve collected your materials, it’s time to start breaking up the plates, glass bottles, and other materials into smaller pieces. This job is best done by an adult using a hammer. And don’t forget the safety glasses! If you want to skip this step, you can buy pre-made mosaic pieces.

Now it’s time to get creative! Use glue or caulk to place the pieces onto the pot. Since the edges might be a little sharp, gloves are a good idea. After you have a mosaic you think Mom will love, let it sit overnight so the glue can dry.

The next day, it’s time to fill in the gaps with grout. Older kids may be able to complete this themselves, but little ones will need a helping hand. Once you’ve applied the grout, wipe off any excess with a damp sponge.

All that’s left to do is let it dry and get ready for Mom’s big smile.

A Paper Bouquet

Kid creating a paper flower bouquet in red, yellow, and blue

For a super simple Mother’s Day craft, you can’t do much better than a paper bouquet. This is a great idea for kids as young as preschoolers. All you need to get started is some colored paper, scissors, and glue.

Have kids cut out flowers of different colors and shapes, as well as a vase to put the flowers in. Once all the pieces are ready, it’s time to start putting them together with some glue.

When Mom receives this beautiful bouquet on Mothers’ Day, she won’t be able to help but smile.

 

Paper Pom Pom Flowers

Paper pom pom flowers in pink, orange, and yellow

If you’re looking for a gift that even toddlers can contribute to, you’ve found it! With a little help from an adult, any kid can make a floral card Mom will love.

To make the flowers, gather some colored paper. Little (or big) hands can crumble up the paper into ruffled blooms. Once the flowers are ready, adults or older kids can help draw some stems and glue the flowers onto the card.

 

Pressed Flower Cards

Hands pressing dried flowers into a card with eucalyptus, maple and other leaves

Although we all wished Bouqs could last forever, they need to be replaced sooner or later. However, you can make your blooms and greenery stick around a bit longer by pressing them and turning them into a greeting card!

While floral professionals use specially-made devices to press plants, you can get by with equipment you probably have at home: books and some heavy objects.

Select Your Flowers Wisely

Before you start loading up the pages with plant material, it’s good to know that some types of plants press better than others. Thick flowers like sunflowers and roses can be difficult to flatten and dry, but tulips, ranunculus, violets, and alstroemeria are all good candidates for this project.

Press Carefully

To start pressing, gather your plant material and lay it in between two sheets of newspaper. Arrange the flowers so they’re in a design you like, and stick them between book pages. Close the book then place a heavy object on top. After a week, you can remove your flowers! But it’s fine to let them sit longer.

All that’s left to do is glue them onto the front of a card. Use a paintbrush to carefully apply craft glue to the plant materials. The delicate petals may be brittle, so use a light touch!

Press the plants onto the paper then wait. While the glue dries, you can use metal washers to weigh down the plants.

FAQ

Do DIY Mother’s Day crafts make good gifts?

Yes! Even if these crafts don’t turn out perfectly, Mom will love them. No pretend happy face here, everyone loves handmade gifts from their children! When kids spend time making crafts, it shows moms how much their little ones love them.

What pairs well with a Mother’s Day arts and craft project?

While a homemade craft is a great gift on its own, you can’t go wrong with pairing it with some farm-fresh flowers.

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