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Gifts Kids Can Make for Mom
It’s a scientific fact that moms love handmade gifts
more than anything else. Whether kids craft a unique keepsake booklet, a
loving card, or a cute trinket, there's nothing more special to Mom.
Mother's Day is the perfect time to try making something new and fun!
Below are some fun crafts that Mom (or Grandma, or
even Dad, Grandpa, Aunt or Uncle) will love! Crafts marked with
Friday Fun are great for
classroom or group craft time. Aunt Annie also has more card
crafts for children, see
Greeting Cards Kids Can Make.
The card projects range in difficulty from VERY EASY to AVERAGE.
Browse this page for descriptions and illustrations of the
gift and card craft projects that kids can make, then have
some crafting fun!
Cardstock Animal Bookmarks
- Make animal shaped bookmarks from cardstock. Just print, color,
cut and bend to make these cute bookmarks for yourself or to give as
gifts. This is a good project for kids to practice coloring and
cutting. It is also a quick craft for adults to make as gifts for
the kids and grandkids!
Washcloth Bath Bags
Friday Fun - Sew up a nifty bag for your bath from a
washcloth and ribbon. Put soap or bath salts inside and relax in a
sudsy tub of warm water. But don't stop there! The bath bags also
double as bath mitts for the kids. They also make great gift bags
for handmade soaps!
- It's easy and fast to make these tasty treats, then wrap them up
with ribbon and cellophane. Use these fancy spoons to add a special
touch to a dinner party, make a unique hostess gift, or brighten
someone's day! Make mocha coffee in a flash by using a chocolate
spoon to stir hot milk into your coffee!
- In this project, learn how to make soaps with different colored
layers using the melt and pour soap making technique. You can create guest soaps in
colors to match your kitchen or bath decor or to give as a special gift.
The whole family can have fun making soaps.
Shiny Paper Beads
- See how easy it is to recycle paper scraps and magazines to make
colorful paper beads. After winding the paper into beads and varnishing
them for a shiny finish and durability, the beads can be strung into
bracelets, necklaces and even beaded room dividers!
Suede Leather Bracelets
- In this project, create a
bracelet from scraps of suede leather. Cut a strip of leather, glue
on motifs of a contrasting color and fasten with a Velcro® fastener.
This is a good first leather craft project and requires no special leather craft tools.
Friday Fun - Did you know
that you're already an author? You've made so many wonderful drawings
and stories. Why not collect them all together in a booklet (or two)?
Mom will love this special keepsake. You can even write a special story
about the two of you, and illustrate it!
- Some insects are creepy, and some are crawly, but not these little
ladybugs. Use plaster of Paris to create cute critters that can
decorate gifts or become pins and magnets. Bet Mom has never wanted
to wear a bug before!
Friday Fun - Mom will love
these pretty cards with simple paper cutouts. Express yourself by adding
a drawing, rubber stamps, or clip-art.
- Losing your place in a book is the worst! Help Mom keep track of
her reading, and make her smile every time she picks up her book
with a bookmark made from one of your favorite drawings.
Friday Fun - Mosaics are
one of the world's oldest art forms. You don't need tiles or ceramic to
make one—just use paper scraps from other projects to create a
picture of anything you want! Flowers and geometric patterns are
especially good for this project. Mom will love one for Mother's Day!
VERY EASY to EASY
Mother's Day Pop-Up Card - Pop goes the weasel—and
so does this easy pop-up card! Everyone from little crafters to
teens and adults will enjoy making this card. You can also add
pop-up hearts to commercial cards. What will you write on your
Friday Fun - Feeling
literary? Recycle old paper scraps and pieces of ribbon into lovely
bookmarks. You can give them as gifts—or just read a lot of
books at once! Whether at home or in the classroom, groups will
enjoy making these creative placeholders.
Friday Fun - Make a
bouquet of pretty flowers that will never die! Or, decorate your
Mother's Day present with a few of these colorful paper blooms. The best
part: they’ll never need water!
Friday Fun - Mom's
bracelets, brooches and other baubles deserve a special storage
place. With some cardboard tubes, a cereal box, and scraps of ribbon
or paper, you can make a cute little trinket box to keep her
treasures safe and sound.
Pocket Cards Tutorial - Everything is better with
pockets! This card tutorial will teach you how to make greeting
cards with pockets—fill them with little paper presents for a
truly special someone. Mom would love a pocket card made by her
older kids and filled with presents from her youngest.
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