Mother’s Day craft ideas are in the back of teacher’s minds because we know the big day is coming soon! This blog post was created with teachers in mind. I’ve selected low prep projects that can span a wide age range. I’ve really consider older kiddos in this post because they are often left out of the crafting gifts we make in the classroom. However, there are Mother’s Day craft ideas here for everyone.
Here are 11 Mother’s Day craft ideas gathered with the classroom teacher in mind. I’ve tried to order them from lowest prep to most prep.
Mother’s Day Coupon Books
If you want everything done for you, this is the project you’re looking for. All you need to do is print, hole punch, and find something to bind them with. Yarn, ribbon, & raffia all work well. The best part is that students have a choice of coupons that fit their situation. There are 2 cover versions, one with “Mother’s Day” and the other with “Parent’s Day.” Additionally, there are 3 sentimental sayings for student to choose. This project takes 1 period at the most.
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Fingerprint Flower Magnets
This cute idea is so easy. You do need thicker paper and extra-large clear glass gems, found at any craft store, a bag of magnets, glue, and ink pads. I’ve made these with cut out images from magazines as well. The kids LOVED them. You can even have students bring in pictures of themselves to use instead of the fingerprint! Takes 1-2 class periods.
Fingerprint Flower Magnets or photo fridge magnet https://rhythmsofplay.com/fingerprint-flower-glass-magnets/
Tape Art Mother’s Day Activity Posters
Here’s an easy, low prep craft or class activity using tape and paint sticks, but I can see this working well with most any paint or even markers. It’s about a 1-2 period project, and can be used for any event, even Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Parent’s Day.
Tape Art “I Love You” https://artfulparent.com/tape-resist-art-paint-sticks/
Coffee Filter Flowers
One of the lowest prep activities with the least supplies, the coffee filter flowers are one of the easiest Mother’s Day craft ideas, and they’re great for Earth Day, Parent’s Day, Father’s Day, etc. You’ll need white coffee filters, markers, gallon size zip bag, scissors, water spray bottle, and pipe cleaners. These look GREAT and are sure to be a hit! 1-2 period timeframe.
Coffee Filter Flowers (low expense) https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/diy-coffee-filter-flowers/
One of the easiest Mother’s Day craft ideas is Paper Plate Mini Baskets
These work well for Mother’s Day craft ideas or Father’s Day gifts, but also for gift baskets in general. They’re easy and colorful and require a bendable paper plate, colors, and pipe cleaners. Takes 1-2 periods.
Paper Plate Mini Baskets https://artfulparent.com/diy-mini-easter-baskets-from-a-paper-plate/
Tulip in Flower Pot Card
Here’s a lovely Mother’s Day card designed to look like tulips in a flower pot. You’ll have most of the materials in your classroom, though the pipe cleaners my require some bartering with other teachers. It’s cute and sure to be a hit. Takes 1-2 class periods.
Paper Tulips and Pot Card https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/mothers-day-card-craft/
Mother’s Day Craft Ideas – Reasons I Love You Flowers
This Mother’s Day craft idea can be done with construction paper or poster paper as well as the felt and foam the directions describe. Being eco-friendly, I shy away from the foam. It requires cutting, but if you have templates, it can be a quick trace and cut, especially with older kiddos. Takes 1-2 class periods.
I Love You Because Flowers https://busycreatingmemories.com/i-love-you-because-mothers-day-craft/
Pipe Cleaner Flowerpots
A few more supplies are required for this, but they are easily found. You’ll need tiny mini clay pots, pipe cleaners, tacky glue, pom poms, and some sort of shredded paper. You’ll want to do a few tutorials on how to wrap the pipe cleaners to make the flowers. Depending on the flower making, this could take 1-2 class periods.
Flower pot craft (pipe cleaners and pom poms) https://plumcrazyaboutcoupons.com/mothers-day-flower-pot-flowers-craft/
Tin Can Planter Craft Idea
I love this craft. It’s perfect for Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Parent’s Day, etc! Everyone has tin cans at home. Tin cans and paint are the bulk of the materials. You will need soil and something to poke a few holes in the bottom of the cans. The plants, hens and chicks, are prolific, and chances are that families have some in their yards. They are easy to divide and quite clean as the roots aren’t too messy. They look GREAT! Takes 2 class periods.
Tin Can (hens and chicks) Planter https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/tin-can-planters/
Handmade Flower Dish
One of the sweetest Mother’s Day craft ideas, this will surely be a hit! You’ll need air dry clay for this one (Crayola has it), but it’s pretty simple. Find a cookie cutter, like a flower or a heart, and you’ll cut out shapes. Kids paint the clay shapes and etch the recipient’s name on the dish. 1 -2 periods at the most!
Clay Jewelry Dish https://mommysbundle.com/handmade-jewelry-dish-for-mothers-day/
Mother’s Day Craft Ideas – Eye Pillows
The eye pillows require a bit more planning. You’ll need light fabric, rice, lavender, and a method of sewing. The directions for this project focus on glue batik art, which isn’t difficult, but you also don’t need to do the batik art. You can bring in a sewing machine, send the fabric pieces home to a parent volunteer, or, if you have a kiddo in class who can use a sewing machine, what a great opportunity for this student to shine! Needle and thread will work as well, but it won’t look as nice. Takes 2-4 class periods.
Glue Batik Fabric Eye Pillows https://artfulparent.com/make-lavender-eye-pillows-with-glue-batik-art/
These 11 Mother’s Day craft ideas were collected specifically with teachers in mind. They are relatively quick, lower prep, and there are projects here for all ages. I’m also sharing a helpful blog post with end of the year tips to help you organize your classroom before you leave for summer! Find it here.
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