Mother’s Day Crafts


It’s hard to believe, but Mother’s Day is right around the corner. This means it’s time to start thinking of what we’re going to give the mothers in our lives as gifts. My favorite gifts to receive and to give are homemade, thoughtful gifts that incorporate art from my child. Here are some fun, thoughtful, and adorable Mother’s Day crafts that your child can make.

Cotton Ball Heart Painting

This project is super easy, and cute and makes a thoughtful gift! First, you tape the cutout heart to the canvas. Then you use the clothespin to hold the cotton ball and dip it in paint. After, you dab the paint-covered cotton ball around on the canvas. When the paint is dry, you remove the heart and you will see an imprint of the heart surrounded by beautiful colors. You can also change out the heart and replace it with the word “love” or “mom” to make a personal gift. All you would do is use painter’s tape to create the letters on the canvas.

Materials needed are:

  • White canvas
  • Pre-cut foam heart
  • Double-sided tape or any non-permanent adhesive
  • Paint (whatever colors you want to use)
  • Cotton ball for each color of paint (you may want a few extra cotton balls on hand)
  • Clothespin for each cotton ball
  • Plastic tray or paper plate for the paint

Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers

This Mother’s Day craft is a cheap and everlasting flower bouquet that moms and grandmothers will love. Make handprints and footprints by painting their hands and feet and then stamping them on paper. You can either draw a vase or flower pot if you have artistic ability, but if you’re like me and can’t draw, you can use a template to trace and then cut out. Once the handprints and footprints are dry, cut them out and glue straw or pipe cleaners on them to make the stem. Afterward, tape the flowers you made to a piece of paper. Lastly, glue the flower pot or vase on top of the stems. Voila. A beautiful bouquet with the cutest flowers.


  • Flowerpot or vase cutout
  • Construction Paper (You can use cardstock if you prefer to make it more durable)
  • Paint
  • Straws (or you can use pipe cleaners for the stem)
  • Glue
  • Tape

DIY Handprint Flower Pot

I made this gift a few years ago for my mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother from my son and it was one of my favorite gifts I have done for them. It came out so cute and I am very proud of the work. I felt this was 100% worth it even though it was a bit more time-consuming. It took me a few days to finish this project so plan accordingly.


  • Flowerpot
  • Flowering plant or potted flowers (I used fake flowers from the dollar store)
  • Circle styrofoam insert (I put this in the pot to stick the flowers into)
  • Paint (I used acrylic paint because it stayed on the pot better)
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Tape
  • Acrylic sealer

For this craft, I used the clay pots from Michael’s. I also decided to use fake flowers from Dollar Tree that way they would last forever. I painted the three pots first using acrylic paint, doing two coats of paint. After that, they were set aside to dry for at least a day. Then I used paint to do my son’s handprint going around the pot. Once that dried, I sprayed it with the acrylic sealer to prevent the paint from chipping off.

Then on the computer, I created the sign that said “I couldn’t have HAND picked a better Nana. (And used Mimi for my mother-in-law’s.) Happy Mother’s Day. Love, Jacob”. Then, I inserted the styrofoam pieces into the pot and created a beautiful color arrangement of the fake, but vibrant flowers. I even picked up a Mother’s Day balloon and stuck that in there as well.

If you make any of these Mother’s Day crafts, make sure to take a picture and share it with us by tagging @centralmassmom. I would love to see the finished product of these cute ideas!


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