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Mother's Day Crafts Kids Can Make


"You Hold the Keys to My Heart!" Mother's Day Card Craft for Children

Children write things they admire about Moms on each key.

The patterns for this craft are available to members. The back of the heart says, "You Hold the Keys to My Heart!

Member's You Hold the Keys to my Heart pattern

You Hold the Keys to My Heart Father's Day Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Colorful Cardstock (Heavy Paper)

Pipe Cleaners - Chenille Stems (Any Color) or Zip Ties

Pens or Markers


Hole Punch

How to Make the Key Craft:

1. Cut key shapes and heart shapes from different colors of card stock.

2. Have your children write things they like about a friend or parent on the keys and then draw a happy face on one side of the heart shape and the words "You Hold the Keys to My Heart! on the other.

3. Punch holes in the keys and the heart and string them together with a pipe cleaner.

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Recycled Can Spoon and Recipe Card Holder Craft for Mother's Day

Recycled Can Spoon and Recipe Card Holder Craft for Mother's Day  www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Decorative Paper Such as Scrap Booking Paper

Large 26 oz. Can

Spring Clothes Pin

Bobby Pin or Wire

Old Rusted Wire

Hot Melt Glue Gun

Blank Recipe Cards

Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Spray

How to Make the Spoon and Recipe Card Holder:

1. Clean, remove the label, and dry the can you will be using. Make sure large spoons and other kitchen utensils will fit in the can.

2. Decide what paper you would like to use to decorate your can. Cut the paper to fit and glue it to the can. Spray a clear coat of Acrylic Finish over the paper to make it last longer.

Recycled Can Spoon and Recipe Card Holder Craft www.daniellesplace.com

3. Glue a butterfly or other decorate item to the clothespin. I used and origami butterfly made from a sheet of newspaper. You can find directions on Todolwen Old and New Blog. (I made the butterfly a little rounder by cutting the edges.) You can also use silk flowers, or anything else that would go well with the decoration on your can. Open a bobby pin slightly and glued it to the head of the butterfly for feelers.

4. Spray the butterfly with a clear coat of Acrylic Finish.

5. I bent a piece of rusted wire around the can and glued the end to the can. Then glued the clothes pin to the outside of the can.

6. To finish write your favorite recipe on a recipe card and place it on the clothespin.

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"I Love You a Bunch!" Mother's Day Card Craft

Love You a Bunch Mothers Day or Fathers Day Card


What you will need:

Cardstock (Heavy Weight Paper), Purple Do A Dot Markers, Ink Pad or Purple Paint, and Markers


How to make this Mother's Day Card:

1. Before class print out the card patterns. Patterns are available in 7.5" x 10" and 5" x 7.5", both Mom and Dad cards, and cards with no words.

Member's Member's Pattern "I Love You a Bunch" Card

Instant Digital Download - Instant Digital Download "I Love you a bunch"

2. In class have your children use Do A Dot Dot Markers or their fingers to make the grape shapes. (You can also use a carrot that has the top cut off or a round sponge dipped in paint to make the grape shapes.)

3. To finish have your children draw little faces on each grape.

I used the lesson "In Celebration of Mothers Day" in my Wednesday night class. We made the "bunch of grapes" card and the children loved it. When I couldn't find bingo blotters, I was worried about the mess of using an ink pad, but it worked out really great. We are fortunate enough to have our class adjoin the kitchen at our church. We made a sink full of warm soapy water and let the children use the ink in groups of three. As soon as they were done, they were ushered to the sink, and the ink came right off (even though the ink pad was marked "permanent"). When they weren't stamping, the other children were busy coloring their leaves and writing a note to Mom on the back of their cards. This was definitely a "keeper" craft for us. Thanks.

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Spoonful of Love Craft for Mother’s Day

Spoonful of Love Mother's Day Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Wooden or Plastic Spoons


Hershey Kisses

Netting Material

Cellophane or Colored Plastic Wrap

Silk Flowers


Cardstock (Heavy Weight Paper)

How to make:

1. Print out the pattern onto colored card stock.  Cut out the hearts and punch a hole in the upper left side of the hearts.

Member's Spoonful of Love Pattern

Free Digital Download spoonful of love pattern

2. Paint the wooden spoons or use plastic spoons.

3. Place two or three kisses on the cup of the spoon and place the spoon cup in the middle of a square of  of material or plastic wrap.  Bring the material up and over the spoon and tie it with a ribbon or lace.  Make sure you attach the heart card to the lace or ribbon before you tie it.  Add some silk flowers.

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Potholder Craft for Mother’s Day

Personalized potholders make great Mother's Day gifts. Children of all ages will enjoy making these for their parents.

Pot Holder Craft Kids Can Make for Mother's Day from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Color-Me Pot Holders

Bold Tip Brilliant Color Fabric Marker Set or Sharpie Fine Felt Point Markers


How to Make the Potholders: 

1. Decide on a design for the potholder.  Trace your potholder onto a sheet of blank paper and draw out your design for both the front and back of the potholder. Be sure to leave a place to write a message to your mother and the date.

2. Use fabric markers or permanent markers such as Sharpie markers to draw the picture onto the potholder. 

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Melted Straws Gift Boxes for Mom Using Cut Drinking Straws as Perler Beads

Mother's Day Craft from Cut and melted Drinking Straws www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Plastic Drinking Straws

Tacky Glue


Small Boxes

Waxed Paper or Parchment Paper



What to do:

See the General Directions on How to Make Drinking Straw Perler Beads on the Valentine's Day Crafts Page 3.

1. Cover the top of your box with tacky glue.

2. Place your straw beads on the glue using the end of a paint brush.

3. When the glue has dried and all the beads are in place iron the beads so they stick together.

4. Place small gifts for Mom inside the boxes.

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Card Fan Craft

Card fan craft

What you will need:

Old Cards

Things to Decorate Card with Such as Rick Rack, Buttons, Sequins, Ribbon, Beads,  etc.

Colored Craft Sticks

Hot Melt Glue

How to Make:

1. Paint four crafts sticks and let dry. When dry, glue together to form the bottom of the fan, then glue to the bottom, inside of the card. Glue the card closed. Decorate.

Other ideas to recycle old cards:

1. Use old cards or parts of old cards to make little notebooks.  Just cut out the part of the card you want. Then cut  paper to fit inside the card cover. Staple to form a book. Children love these little notebooks.

Do you have any other ideas to use old cards? We would love to hear from you.

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Mother's Day Crafts on Other Pages

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Mother's Day Crafts Page 4

Mother's Day Bible Crafts