Simple DIY Mother’s Day Gifts from Kids and Grandkids

Simple DIY Mother’s Day Gifts from Kids and Grandkids

Moms would prefer to receive something meaningful, from the heart, and homemade rather than an expensive, generic store-bought present. 

It’s time to give Mom (and Grandma) a special hand-crafted keepsake to remind her how much she is loved. They’re simple for even little kiddos or craft novices to put together. Mom (and Grandmas) will happily display these crafty creations around the house. 

Coffee Filter Flowers 

Kids will love crafting these flowering candy dishes with an item you probably already have in your house: coffee filters.

To make: Submerge regular-size white coffee filters (you’ll need four to six for each flower) in a watered-down Rit Dye solution (here, Petal Pink); dry completely. Cut into flower shapes of various sizes, and stack largest to smallest. Attach at centers with craft glue. Glue a papier-mâché or store-bought candy cup to center of each. Fill with candy.

Rock Portrait

Who knew something so simple could be so sweet? All a backyard rock needs is a little bit of paint and a lot of creativity.

Painted Pasta Necklace

Pasta necklaces have earned a rep as a staple Mother’s Day craft from kids, but a pretty painted rendition makes the DIY jewelry feel so much more de rigueur.

Craft Stick Picture Frame

Once the kids have picked out their favorite photo with Mom, they can proudly display it against a handmade frame of popsicle sticks with large paperclip. The brighter the popsicle sticks the better!

Lavender Pouches

Cut a 2-by-4-inch rectangle from a handkerchief or piece of fabric. Fold in half crosswise with the pattern facing inward. Stitch two sides closed; turn pouch right-side out. Fill with dried lavender. Hand-stitch opening closed.

Stitched Paper Cards 

Show Mom the love with a hand-cut and stitched card. Start by cutting a shape (try a flower or an animal shape) from medium to thick craft paper. Punch holes along the border with a small hole punch. Stitch, using embroidery floss, thin twine, or yarn. Add additional flare like a pipe cleaner stem and a pretty vintage button.

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