Monday, May 1, 2017

Handmade Mother's Day Gifts for Kids: Crafts Anyone Can Make!

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so I've compiled some of my best project ideas together in one post, just in case you're at a loss for ideas this year (I know I am!).  My mom is such an amazing mom and such an awesome grammy to The Jersey Momma's Boy.  She really appreciates special gifts from him, especially handmade goodies. So whether you are looking for a gift for your own mom, your wife, a grandma or a friend, here are some ideas to get you and the kiddos started.


Handmade Mother's Day gifts are some of the most special and memorable presents that a momma can receive. Knowing that a child worked to make something for you with their own little hands- well, that is priceless. I've compiled some of my easiest and most classic crafts here, but feel free to check out my Crafts page for more ideas!

Salt Dough Memory Stones

Salt dough memory stones make great gifts for the gardening momma.  Although you can't really put them outside, they make great display pieces, especially if your child adds a hand-print or footprint. And, added bonus for you, they smell like pizza when you're baking them!  Click here to find out how to make these special keepsakes.


DIY Chalk Sand Art

This handmade sand art is not only cool to look at, but it's also pretty easy to make and can be done by most kids independently (once you get them started).  All you need is some chalk, some salt, and a cool container to put it all in.  They also make great party favors or class activities.  Click here to learn how to make your own sand art (no sand required!)


Make Your Own Spin Art T-Shirts

Making your own spin art has never been easier.  It's also fairly mess free (it's all done in a salad spinner!). You can make regular old spin art, or make a pretty t-shirt for mom by following the instructions on my Spin Art T-Shirt page.  We made our shirts for Field Day, but you can make something really special as a gift for someone, too.


Create Your Own Votive Candle

Decorated mason jars make beautiful gifts, and so do these faux stained glass votive holders.  We used baby food jars to make ours, but you can really use any small glass container.  Click here to read my step by step EASY instructions on how to make one of your own!


Marble Painting

Toddler and kid paintings make amazing gifts, especially if you have them framed or add a handprint of the artist.  This type of painting (using marbles, paint, paper and a tray), keeps everything mess-free.  Your completed project can be framed or turned into a card for that special mom in your life. Click here to learn how to make your own Marble Paintings.


DIY Suncatchers

These suncatchers are so easy and so pretty, we've made at least five of them and they are all propped up on our windowsill right at this very moment. They make such nice gifts and you can personalize them with special colors or designs. Read my easy tutorial here!


Giant Chocolate Chip Pan Cookies

Ok so this is not really a craft, but I can attest that as a mom, I would totally love it if someone gave me one of these as a gift!  A fairly quick recipe, you don't even need a cookie pan.  You can actually shape it into a giant cookie on tinfoil, then bake it on a baking tray.  Decorate with frosting and present on a silver platter. Mom will love you forever!  Click here for the recipe and easy instructions.


Happy Mother's Day!!

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