Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make
is a day to
thank Mom for all that she does all year long, and to show her how much
she is loved. This can be
accomplished in many ways but for it to be really special why not make
her a special present. The important thing about making a present is to make
sure it is personal. Mom’s present should be unique to her, something
that is very special to her and her alone. Presents can be made personal
by having them relate to a specific event, hobby, or loved one. For
example use photographs to personalize your present or make something
about Mom’s favorite sport or activity. So pull out the supplies
and make a craft for Mother's day.
Listed below are some great
presents for mom from the kids:
Pull out your camcorder and
create a tape for mom!! Be sure to get everyone involved; in front of
and behind the camera. You will need to be creative with this one.
Take one child at a time
have them state their name and age and then ask them questions as you
film. You may need to adjust your questions based on the age of your
What is you favorite thing to do with Mom?
Where is your favorite place to go with Mom?
What is the funniest thing that Mom ever did?
What is something that Mom has taught you to do?
Why is your mom the best mom in the world?
What do you love about your mom?
What is your favorite food that mom makes?
You may want to have them make something for mom and present it to her
on film as well. They could explain what they made, how they made it
and why it is special.
The kids can put on a show
or sing a song to add to the film.
When your filming project
is complete you are guaranteed to leave her with a smile and the kids
will have a blast making it.
Decorative Check Book Covers.
Check book covers can be purchased at orientaltrading.com. To locate
them put the words check book covers in the search block. Decorate card
stock with markers. You can do a picture, words, or a geometric
design. Once completed place the card stock into the plastic check book
cover. It simple, functional and very cute. I did this project at
my the Holiday Workshop at my children's school and it was a great easy
This is a great present for the Mom who loves the beach. Take a large
baby food jar (or any jar that size) clean and remove all labels. Fill
the bottom, about ¾ of an inch, with sand. Add a
few miniature sea shells or nautical items. Tightly secure the lid, tie
a ribbon around the jar and you have an ocean paperweight.
House Key Holder
Compliments of Family fun magazine
A personalized rack that
Mom (and everyone else) can use to keep track of car and house keys.
Two picture hangers
2 ½ by 12 inch pine board
Several wooden spoons ( purchased at a craft store)
Twine or yarn
Small brass cup hooks
First, attach the picture hangers to the back of the pine board
according to the package directions.
Decorate the wooden spoons with colored markers to resemble each person
and pet in your family. When they're done coloring, fashion hairdos by
gluing on pieces of yarn
Next, glue the handle of each spoon to the back of the pine board, as
shown, so that the characters are spaced equally apart.
Once the glue dries, screw a brass hook into the board below each
character, and the rack is ready to give as a gift.
Note: Rather than drawing the face you can cut out the face from family
photos a glue in place and then draw the body. Also for a more
personalized touch add names.
Personalized Note Pads
This is a simple but
useful present. Have your child decorate the top of a piece of paper
(the size you want your note pad to be) and then take it to a copy shop
or printer to be made into notepads
You will always be safe with something
homemade or baked. The kids can help make cookies or a cake and decorate
it. How about chocolate covered pretzels or chocolate covered
strawberries. Fudge is quick and easy to make. Mom will love it.
Purchase a tee shirt
Mom’s size and a package of tee-shirt transfers from you local craft
Create an image on your computer or scan a picture.
Follow the directions on your tee-shirt transfer package to print and
transfer the image to the shirt. Be sure to remember when creating your
image to flip it prior to printing so that it prints properly on the
shirt. Note: When ironing the transfer on to the shirt be sure to do it
on a flat surface NOT an ironing board.
Mom's Special Candle
cream color pillar candle
Bag of bird seed
Tacky glue and brush
Natural color raffia (purchase in craft store)
Take the bird
seed and pour it into the aluminum pan. Take your brush dip it
into the glue and cover
the bottom 3 or 31/2 inches of the candle (sides only). Take the
candle and roll in the bird seed until the glued area is cover with
seed. Tie a piece of raffia ribbon with a bow around the candle
just above the bird seed decoration.
This can be
made into a “Trinket Box" for earrings and rings, or a "Desk
Organizer" for paper clips and rubber bands.
You will need a small plastic case with compartments, Foam
sticky letters spelling “MOM”,
and decorations specific for your theme.
Decorate the top of the
box, add the word Mom and fill with Mom’s special items.
No-sew fleece pillow
You can make mom a great throw
This is an awesome project that
I did with my Girl Scout troop. We used
colors with a pattern on one side and a coordinating solid color on the
other side. We used pillow filler rather than a pillow form and they
turned out great. Just make sure you use enough filler and get in all
of the corners. It does take some time to tie all of the knots so you
may want to allow a few takes to do this project so that the kids do not
Fleece fabric (when choosing the fabric consider the colors in your
White pillow form or you can use white pillow filler
Iron on letters or Fabric paint
Measure fleece fabric to the desired dimensions, then add 4 in. to your
measurements for all four sides to allow for the pillow’s fringe. Cut
two identical-sized panels out of the fleece, according to your
measurements. You can use the same fabric or a different color on each
Hold both fleece panels together. Cut a row of 1-in.-wide vertical
strips along one side of both fleece panels. Repeat for all four sides.
Tie knots along three of the four sides of the fleece panels by tying
one vertical strip (from the fleece panel on top) together with one back
strip (from the fleece panel on the bottom) and knot tightly.
Three sides of the fleece panels
should be closed, creating a pocket. Tuck the pillow form or the white
filler into the pocket. Now knot the remaining fleece strips on the
last side to close up the pillow cover.
Personalize it with fabric paint,
ribbon, or button if desired.
Photo Wallet Card
Create a portable
photo album for Mom to keep in her wallet
Clear contact paper or packing tape
Family pictures – trim and cut into shapes to fit nicely into a
collage. You may want to use mostly faces since this is a small area.
Trace a credit card onto card
stock and cut out the shape. Arrange pictures on card stock in a
design that you like and then glue them. Write a special greeting on
the back, you may want to include the age of the kids. Next cover the
front and back if the card with clear contact paper or clear packing
tape leaving an 1/8 inch border on all sides. Note: you can also
laminate the card at a copy shop.
Mini Travel Kit
a sturdy, expandable plastic envelope from an office supply store.
Make sure it is small enough to fit into the glove compartment of your
car. Have the kids decorate the front. Fill with on-the-road essentials: map, pen, sticky notes,
gum, roll of quarters, package of tissues, package of hand wipes, hand
NOTE: This can be
altered to be used as a “first aid kit” simply filling with Tylenol,
Band-Aids, Neosporin, etc.. OR a “Travel toiletry kit” by adding a
toothbrush, and travel size toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and
A Sweet Gift for
Decorate a medium terra cotta pot with hearts
or flowers and fill it will
Cover the foam with moss.
Attach the candy bars referred to in the poem below to bamboo skewers
(tape to the back so that you do not ruin the candy)
Place skewers into the pot at varying heights, like a flower
arrangement, and attach the following poem.
to thank you for all you do for us. You do "Good
and Plenty" around our house each and every day. You
help us by giving us "Mounds"
of support, and we realize that the lessons you have taught us will
help us both "Now and Later" in life.
that you love us to (Reeses) "Pieces"
and many times you make us "(Tootsie) Roll"
with laughter. We also understand that we make you "Nutrageous"
at times yet you are always "Jolly
(Rancher)" and sweet all time. We wish we could give you a "100
Grand" on "Payday" but all we
have is "Hugs" and "Kisses" and a "Symphony"
of voices saying Thank You.....Happy Mother's Day. Hope this gift
brings a "Bit o Honey" to your day
Create a “Sweet” Mother’s Day
One piece of each of the following miniature candies (Tootsie Roll,
Jolly Rancher, Hershey Bar, Pay Day and M&M)
Take the card stock and at the
top put the following words: YOUR ARE THE GREATEST MOM IN THE WORLD
BECAUSE… You can either print these words with a marker or create them
on the computer and glue them on to the card stock.
Glue each piece of candy in a
straight line down the left side of the paper. Leave space between and
next to each piece of candy to write/computer generate a clever message.
At the bottom write HAPPY
MOTHER’S DAY MOM. You can either print these words with a marker
or create them on the computer and glue them on to the card stock.
YOUR ARE THE GREATEST MOM IN THE
make us roll with laughter”
the jolliest, sweetest Mom in the world”
"You are an All-American
“You work so hard for all of us”
love you More and More each Day”
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MOM