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10 Creative Handmade Gift Ideas for Mom this Mother’s Day

by Rachel Withers
May 2, 2021

This Mother’s Day we’ve compiled an amazing list of 10 creative handmade gift ideas from Instagram for mom that kids can make themselves. Try some lace painting, or craft some gigantic flowers, or maybe press dried flowers into air dry clay.

Updated April 2021

Are you looking for some creative handmade gift ideas for Mom? We’ve compiled a great list of ideas for kids to craft this week that are sure to become treasured gifts. This round up of beautiful ideas comes from some of our favorite accounts on Instagram, some of whom have written guest posts for the blog!

10 Creative Handmade Gift Ideas for Mom

1. Fabric flowers from Purple Twig Studio

These fabric flowers are made similar to paper mache. We offered the children many different varieties of pre-cut gigantic petal shaped fabric to choose from. Those were dipped into fabric stiffener and laid onto balloons. You could also use diluted Mod Podge.

I also used chopsticks with wire wrapped around them to make the stigma and black paper to make the stamen. That’s Bonnie’s great idea from Make-It-Your-Own-Blog. It stands out beautifully and graphically against the colorful petals. 

–Samara at Purple Twig

2. Rainbow Bouquets for mom with Riverside Art Studio

I remember decoupaging jars as a kid. It’s such a fun way to brighten & decorate glass jars from the recycling bin. And those coffee filter flowers are beautiful additions that create such a colorful gift for mom.

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3. Queen Mom Portraits for Mother’s Day by Art Bar

These Mother’s Day portraits make wonderful kid-made gifts, especially with the added touch of the crown! A fun idea for preschoolers through grade school!

4. Giant coffee filter flowers with Purple Twig Studio

These giant coffee filter flowers are amazing! (You could also use regular size filters).

“We laid the filter onto a balloon and then painted it using diluted acrylic paint (diluted so much that it looks like watercolor paint). We then layered another coffee filter on top and painted that one. Once dried we added a chopstick through the middle and attached fringed paper to make the stamen.”

–Samara at Purple Twig

Dried flowers pressed into air dry clay for wall hangings.

5. Pressed flowers in Air Dry Clay

My kids & I made our own versions of this beautiful project, but be sure to check out Ali’s over at Creation Space. This is a simple, delicate wall hanging for mom that my kids loved making.

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6. Felt Succulent Garden with Purple Twig Studio

These little succulent gardens are so sweet! Samara of Purple Twig wrote an entire tutorial for The Artful Parent if you’d like to create your own handmade gift for mom.

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7. LOTS of Mother’s Day ideas with hello, Wonderful

I especially think those floral portraits of mom would be really fun to make along with some floral herb perfume!

8. Giant Watercolor Flowers with Riverside Art Studio

This is a great open-ended art project for kids & a giant flower for mom! Krista shares more on her Instagram account about the whole process to get your family started.

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9. Recycled Egg Carton Wreath

Anna has the whole tutorial on how to make an egg carton flower wreath over at Imagination Tree. This is such a great gift idea for mom, handmade by all the kids and totally unique.

Painting lace with liquid watercolors

10. Lace Painting with Redviolet Studio

This is a stunning process art activity & would make some beautiful wall art for mom. Catalina shares the whole tutorial here at The Artful Parent.

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