Homemade Mothers Day Gifts | Craft Ideas for Kids


Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 10th. One of the best ways to show love this Mother’s Day is by giving a special gift made just for Mom or another female in your child’s life. Here are two easy and fun ideas for homemade Mother’s Day gifts that children can make with adult supervision.

Butterfly Bookmark for Mother’s Day

If your mom enjoys reading, she will love this Butterfly Bookmark made by you. To complete this project, you only need a few materials – Elmer’s Foam Bookmarks, foam sheets, chenille stems, and Elmer’s Tacky Glue.

Simply cut out butterfly shapes from paper and adhere them to an Elmer’s Foam Bookmark. If you do not have a foam bookmark, you can also use a rectangular piece cut from a larger foam sheet. After gluing the butterflies onto the bookmark, don’t forget to allow plenty of time for the glue to dry completely.

The chenille stems can be curled and glued onto the butterflies to create the antennas. Add decorations to the bookmark with Elmer’s Glitter Glue, paint, or sticky jewels in assorted colours and shapes. Be creative with the decorations to personalize your bookmark for your mother. On the back, you can use a permanent marker to write your name, the date, and a special Mother’s Day message. Your mom is sure to love it.

Mother’s Day Photo Pencil Holder

This Mother’s Day Photo Pencil Holder is another great idea for homemade Mother’s Day gifts. Your mom can use this pencil holder to store pencils and pens on her desk at work or at home.

The Mother’s Day photo pencil holder is built by stacking craft sticks and mini craft sticks to create a rectangular box. Use tacky glue to secure the sticks firmly in place, keeping the pencil holder in its original shape when moved.

Collect some of your mom’s favorite family pictures to decorate the outside of the box. You’ll need to cut the pictures to approximately 4 cm x 4 cm or 4 cm x 8 cm to fit the pencil holder. You can use foam pieces or Elmer’s Glitter Glue to decorate the pencil holder and frame the pictures.

When you and your child create homemade Mother’s Day gifts, you make something special. Remember to take the time to show love and appreciation for your mother this Mother’s Day with a little help from Elmer’s.

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