Mother’s Day is almost here. But there’s still time to make a cute handmade gift with your kids for Grandma or their favorite Auntie.
Or you could just leave this list laying around the house for your family to find so that they actually have a clue what to make for you. That’s how I always let my husband know what I really want for any given holiday. No use making him sweat. I’m easy. Do you think he’ll actually read my blog this week, or will I have to print out the list?
So here’s my list of my favorite ideas and tutorials for things kids can make for Mother’s Day, with just a little help from a grown-up in their life. Just click on the blue hyper-links to visit my Pinterest Page where I’ve pinned the tutorials for you.
1. These Painted Rocks for the garden are adorable. I know my kids love painting stones (girls and boys find this craft appealing!). If you think that the neatly painted words are too fussy, just let your kids paint anything they want on the rocks. A splash of wild color always looks good in the garden.
2. Handmade Lavender Sachets are a perfect little first sewing project for kids. Grab a bag of lavender from Whole Foods, and use some left-over bits of fabric, and you’ve got an adorable pile of goodness. The sweetness lies in the imperfection of it all.
3. I can never get enough of butterflies made from baby footprints. I’m thrilled someone thought of this during the era that I had babies. It just doesn’t get any cuter (or messier…. have you actually tried to make one of these?? But that’s Ok, some messes are worth it.)
4. Every single mother I know would love a Mosaic Stepping Stone like this. The children at my daughter’s preschool make them each year, and they are scattered throughout the garden.
5. I still believe in fairies (clap clap clap). Wouldn’t it be a shame if they had nowhere to stay when they visit my garden? Don’t let this happen to you! SAVE THE FAIRIES. Make a fairy house today. Your mother will love it.
6. These sweet Button Bookmarks look fabulous and are easy to make! These are my new favorite! Why not pair them with a new book for Mom, or even the little book that appears next in this post.
7. Every few months I swear I’m going to keep track of the ridiculous, funny, sweet, hysterical things my children say. But I never do. Maybe I would if I had this book! Here’s the link to make life easy for you to buy it on amazon.
8. This DIY Mother’s Day Mug is the one time I want something with my kids’ fingerprints all over it (hint hint, Jason…MAKE THIS FOR ME NOW). Pair this Mug with Mom’s favorite box of tea or coffee, and you will make her day.
9. Remember making coupon books when you were a kid? Well, in this day and age of Pinterest and free printable downloads, coupon books just got fancy. This colorful version by I should Be Mopping the Floor is my favorite. Download it and print it out on cardstock, and you have the perfect, easy gift.
10. I found this unique idea floating around the internet. This box of lotto tickets by Kelly Conklin is so creative and fun! It’s the perfect gift for the Mom who has everything (and who would never, ever buy a lotto ticket herself). It’s paired with a little note that says, “I’m so lucky to have a mom like you. I hope you’re lucky too. I love you!”
There are even more ideas for simple, handmade Mother’s Day Gifts on my Mother’s Day Pinterest Page. So check it out for new inspiration!