Easy (not just for)
Mother's Day Cards
What you will make:
Do the kids need to make a Mother's Day card, but time is short and
supplies are limited? Then you have found the perfect craft! These
quick and easy cards are made with simple paper cutouts that spell out
"M-O-M". Use whatever crafty things you have on hand to add a special
creative touch. Mom will love these pretty cards.
project is great for family, classroom or group craft time. It requires
no patterns and uses simple materials. After a little preparation by the
adults or teens, it's just fold, cut, glue, and a little imagination.
Related craft: See the
Simple (not just for) Father's Day Cards craft project to make a card for
Dad and for
ideas that you can use in making these Mother's Day cards! Aunt Annie
has more card
crafts for children, see
Greeting Cards Kids Can Make.
Here's what you need:
- White cardstock or index cards
- Colored paper
- Paper leftover from other projects
- Optional: Crayons, colored pencils, markers, rubber stamps, paper punches, glitter
- Ruler or paper trimmer (for adult prep work)
This project is rated VERY EASY to do.
How to Make Easy Mother's Day Cards
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Project Preparation
Pre-cut card and paper blanks. Cut a letter-size ( 8½" by 11" or A4) sheet of cardstock
into quarters (4¼" by 5½") or use index cards (3" by
5" or 4" by 6").
For the cutouts, cut squares of colored paper that are 1½" to 1¾"
in size. You will need 3 to 5 squares for each card. The squares can
be a variety of colors and are a great way to use up craft leftovers. For best results, the
blanks should have straight sides and square corners. The sizes can vary a bit.
Tip: As an alternative, cut rectangles of
colored paper to use as mats on the cards. The mats should be
slightly smaller than the cards by ¼" (6 mm) in each
Tip: Plan ahead. Will the card be presented in
an envelope? If so, check the card against the size(s) of envelopes you
have. Cut the card down a bit, if needed, to fit inside the
envelope. See Aunt Annie's
Envelopes to Make
project for printable envelope patterns.
- Step 2: Cut Out Letters
Cut the letters "M" and "O". For each letter, fold the colored
square in half. Trace half of a block letter "M" or "O" along the
fold. Cut the letters out, starting from the fold.
Open the letters and smooth them flat. Did you notice? There are actually two
letters—the cutout and the cutaway. Both can be used to decorate the cards.
Tip: Show the children how to trace and cut the
letters. If they are struggling, draw the cut line on the paper for
or use a template. Cut out the letters for young children.
- Step 3: Glue
Glue the letters to the cards spelling M-O-M. Arrange the letters in various designs, using both the cutout and cutaway
letters. You might also cut out hearts and the letters "I" or "U" to
spell out more: I ♥ M-O-M or I ♥ U M-O-M.
- Step 4: Add a Greeting and Decorate
Add a greeting to the front or the back of the card and any decorative touches you like, using crayons, markers or colored pencils.
You can use rubber stamps and paper punches, too, if you have them. Even a small hole punch can be used to express your creativity.
Your card is ready to give to Mom for Mother's Day or
any day you want to show your love.
That's it! You're done!
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