If you’re big on sentimental and unique gifts, these Mother’s Day crafts are for you.
These are some great ideas for activities and crafts that you can do at home with babies and toddlers. Most are fairly simple and just require a couple of materials you should already have at home.
Go ahead and get crafty or let your imagination run wild! See what you can come up with to make these Mother’s Day gifts unique for your special mom too.
Materials To Have on Hand for Crafting with Babies or Toddlers
I always try to be mindful of the materials I have on hand for different ages to use. Some things I like to have on hand are:
- Washable paint
- Washable markers (these are designed specifically for little hands!)
- Washable crayons (natural and nontoxic! Perfect for babies!)
- Construction paper
- Disposable table cloth
- Old/play clothes
Top Tips for Crafting with Babies or Toddlers
Crafting with babies or toddlers can be daunting and you may shy away from it.
I have crafted with my kiddos since they were little and wanted to share some of my tips. Doing anything with babies and especially crafting I apply these tips.
It is easy to have certain expectations in our heads and then they fall short, so consider these when making Mother’s Day crafts with your babies.
Consider you expectations
I think the goal when crafting with babies or toddlers should be to have fun. Remember, crafting with littles comes with challenges like grabbing different objects and taste-testing everything.
You can set yourself (and your little) up for success by doing a few of these things:
- Make sure your baby is well rested. No one wants to craft when they are sleepy.
- Have non-toxic products on hand, so if they taste test something you don’t have to call poison control.
- Make sure your baby has a meal or snack before crafting.
Keep it Simple
Keeping it simple will allow your little one to have fun and you to be less stressed out and frustrated. Your little one will likely not remember crafting this young, but they will have a great amount of joy while crafting with you.
Have a Dedicated Outfit for Crafting/ or Cover Clothing
One of the big stressors about crafting with littles is the fear of messy clothes. The solution to this is to have a dedicated outfit for crafting!
I would recommend going to Goodwill and getting a T-shirt that is a bit too big. Or you can get a smock from Amazon, that completely covers the clothing.
Make Cleanup Easy
Have some disposable tablecloths on hand, this alone makes clean-up super simple. I also like to use whatever I can that is disposable, to simplify clean-up time.
Using washable paint, markers, and crayons also helps tremendously because I stress less knowing clothes can be washed easily if something were to happen.
Date the Artwork
Dating artwork is helpful to know when your little one created their masterpiece. It is great looking back on different pieces of artwork knowing exactly when it was done.
Most of all, have fun! These are memories are precious and ones that you will never get back!
Your babies probably won’t remember these, but the bond you will create by crafting with them will last forever.
Mother’s Day Crafts for Babies & Toddlers
These are our top sweet Mother’s Day crafts for babies! I have made sure to gather crafts that are fun and simple, crafts that are great for gifts or even come in kits!
Whatever you are searching for, I likely have it listed!
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This adorable bouquet of handprint flowers is the perfect Mother’s Day gift from little ones. The tiny handprints disguised as flowers are a perfect reminder and keepsake for you to cherish as those cute little fingers grow in the years to come.
Butterfly Handprint Letter
Your little ones will love getting creative and turning their cutout handprints into this perfect little butterfly. The poem that goes along with it is sweet and sentimental, making this gift a perfect choice.
This simple handprint craft doesn’t involve any finger paint so this means, no mess! It’s a simple Mother’s Day craft using construction paper, scissors, and glue. Download the free printable to use with options for grandma, aunt, and more here.
Love You Heart Handprint
Kids always love painting, and painting with their hands will be even more fun! Let your little ones dip their hands into the color of their choice making a perfect heart shape between their fingers. The bonus on this one is you can layer the handprints if you have multiple children. Place the finished product in a picture frame for safekeeping. Get the FREE PRINTABLE sheet and how to on this post here.
Dancing Flower Pots
These dancing flower pots make a fantastic gift for any mother. Your kids will love picking out the colors and deciding what to write on their flower pot. Plus seeing their smiling faces completing the flower will warm everyone’s heart.
Home is Where Mom is Popsicle House
This sweet Mother’s Day craft will make any mom smile. Letting her know that she is what makes a home for the family is sure to bring a smile to her face. Your kids will enjoy creating their house, and decorating with buttons or other supplies you have in your craft drawer.
All About Mom Fill-In Activity
If you need an easy, last-minute Mother’s Day gift, this Mother’s Day activity is a perfect choice. All you need to do is print and fill it out. You can also choose to write the information out yourself without printing if you wish. You will love recording these answers down and reading them for years to come.
I Love You Because Flowers
This easy Mother’s Day craft is a perfect choice for your little ones because it offers the chance for them to name several reasons that they love their mother. You can let the kiddos write the answers out on the petals themselves, or help them if they need.
Because these craft flowers have long stems, you can add them to your Mother’s Day rose bouquet present from the hubby. Your kids will love how pretty it’ll look among the real flowers.
Handprints are fun… but what about footprints? This adorable Mother’s Day craft for little ones is the perfect choice for any mother celebrating this day.
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Wood Slice Children’s Handprints
If you are looking for an original and practical gift for Mother’s Day, look no further. This beautiful wood slice family handprint is the perfect gift for any mother in your life. Your kids will enjoy creating it, and it will also double as a beautiful piece of home decoration.
Helping Hands Oven Mitts
Helping hands oven mitts are a great idea for any mom or grandma who loves to cook. Having the adorable little handprints on their oven mitts will surely bring a smile to their face each and every time they go into the kitchen.
Flower Pot Art
This flower pot art craft is a great choice for your little one to complete this Mother’s Day! Your little one will have a blast choosing the color for the flowers, and ribbon and customizing it to perfection. You can also choose to add a little note on the front of the flower pot, or a picture as well.
Heart String Art
If your little ones enjoy string art, this Mother’s Day craft is a perfect choice! Your kiddos can choose several different colors to create a one-of-a-kind work of art.
4. Footprint Towels from Little Ones
Footprint towels are the perfect gift for Mother this mothers Day, there are several options on what you can create with those cute little feet. Plus, your little ones will love participating in the fun.
Bookmarks for Mom
If mom loves to read, these unique Mother’s Day bookmarks will make a truly cherished gift. Your little ones will love creating these, and mom will love seeing their cute little fingerprints every time she picks up her book.
Love Grows Here
This Mother’s Day Handprint Kid Craft is an adorable and unique craft for your little one. Baby handprint art makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift or birthday gift for Mama!
A sweet and unique project to do with your little one. This handprint art keepsake makes the perfect card for Mom. Print the 8×10″ template on card stock and using a paint of your choice just add your child’s print to the template.
DIY Canvas Potholders
Thank the cook in your family with these DIY potholders! These cute and adorable potholders will brighten any kitchen!
Love you to Pieces
This easy Mother’s Day craft is perfect for toddlers to complete almost all on their own! Just draw the heart shape on for them and allow them to feel with tiny pieces of paper.
Mother’s Day All About Mom Mini Book
Have students write or draw their answers on the pages, color the pictures and letters, cut on the lines, and fasten the mini book together. Available for purchase on Teachers Pay Teachers.
This cute and cheeky craft is simple and perfect for Mother’s Day. Mom is sure to get a laugh out of it, and the kiddos will have a blast creating it.
Salt-Dough Candle Holder
These salt-dough candle holders make adorable (and useful) Mother’s day gifts that your little ones will enjoy creating. Plus they are practical and who doesn’t love that?
Mother’s Day Tape Resist
Kids will love creating this Mother’s Day tape-resist craft that can be doubled as either a picture or a card for mom on this Mother’s Day. Toddlers and preschoolers alike can enjoy this fun activity.
Mother’s Day Bracelet
These DIY Mother’s Day craft bracelets are the perfect homemade gift for mom or grandmother. This is a super easy kids’ activity that toddlers and preschoolers will be proud to gift to mom!
This is an adorable craft from @chasing40toes on Instagram. You could easily sub out the Q-tip dots for fingerprints if you want a more sentimental gift, but I think either one would be adorable!
You could frame this masterpiece and/or use it as the front of a beautiful and cherished Mother’s Day card from your little one.
I love this masterpiece! Any Mother in your life would be delighted to receive such a sentimental gift!
To complete simply cut out a rectangle off the front of a small box, have your child draw and cut out portraits of your family, glue them inside the box frame – and finally decorate and add a handle!
So many possibilities for this one!
I Love You With All My Heart
This is another adorable, and super easy last-minute gift for Mom!
All you need to do is fold a piece of paper in half, draw the outline of a heart, and let your little one fill it up with fingerprints!
Write a sweet message on the card, and have your little one sign their name if they are able!
Hug For Mom
Every Mom would love a hug for Mother’s Day! Have your little one draw a self-portrait with hands outstretched in the center of the paper, and help them fold the sides down and add arms!
When mom opens the card she gets a nice hug (anytime she likes!)
Amazon Ready Mother’s Day Crafts
Sometimes you just need something that is easy and ready to go! These crafts are from Amazon and come in little kits.
These are great to have on hand for activities in general, but would make cute Mother’s Day gifts!
Garden Pot Craft
How neat are these garden pot crafts?! This set is complete with adorable for your little ones to decorate with.
These would make for great Mother’s Day presents!
Mom Banner Craft
You’re the best Mom! This banner craft is adorable and perfect for little ones learning to craft!
Birdhouse kits are a favorite crafts pick! Kids love building, creating, and connecting to nature. Adding some personalization to them makes them a perfect gift for Mother’s Day!
Card-making supplies can inspire your children’s creativity, develop children’s hands-on ability, cultivate children’s sense of color and imagination, and improve children’s attention. Easy to make your kids’ own cards, and show special care and love to someone, which makes it a perfect Mother’s Day gift!
Mother’s Day Scratch Art
This easy-to-do craft is a perfect gift to give for Mother’s Day. It provides a low-mess craft that allows for so much variety and character!
I hope you find something for inspiration in one of these Mother’s Day Crafts and your children and all the moms out there enjoy and keep it for years to come!