One of the most meaningful ways to show a Mom you love her is to have the kids make something for her on Mother’s Day. The challenge is finding projects that are inexpensive, not too messy, and relatively easy for little ones to do.
These 5 easy kid projects for Mother’s Day are sure to make any mom smile.
This Q-tip dandelion art is a perfect project for a preschooler. My preschooler did this one on his own. All of the painting is done using cotton swabs. We did use acrylic paint for this project just because it dries brighter and darker than tempura paint, but you have to decide how careful your child paints and whether or not you want a washable paint or not.
I had him write Happy Mother’s Day (just realized now he forgot a letter) on a piece of paper that he glued on some glitter construction paper. I chose to have him use glitter construction paper because it helped give it that look like dandelion seeds were blowing.
Another fun flower art project for kids is this Recycled Flower Art Project using the caps of squeeze yogurt/fruit and leftover gift packaging crinkles.
Popsicle Stick Home
This is another one made by my preschooler. I created the printable template (below) that you are welcome to print off for yourself and then let him pick through the container of craft buttons and colored Popsicle sticks (Dollar Tree sells a variety of craft sticks and are great for your kids craft arsenal) and glue them on. I drew a heart for him on craft foam (another great Dollar Tree craft find) and had him cut it out and write MOM on it.
This is super simple and kids really enjoy looking through a variety of buttons to find the ones they like the most. You can click the picture below to print the background for your child’s project.
If you like free printables, then you certainly also want to check out my post 5 Homemade Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a Father’s Day questionnaire to print out.
Dot Marker LOVE Art
One final art craft for Mother’s Day was made by my preschooler. We found another use for our dot markers by using them to create this LOVE art on canvas board. I used masking tape to create the word LOVE and then let him have fun making dots over the entire 8 1/2 x 11 canvas board. I let the ink dry before removing the tape and then we outlined the letters with permanent markers.
For other ideas on how to make fun kid art projects with dot markers, check out my post Five Spring Dot Marker Art Projects.
Easy Flower Tea Lights
Now it’s time for a couple projects from my 3rd grader. You can pick up a pack of two battery-operated tea lights from the Dollar Tree, as well as some artificial flowers (the brighter colored one is from there) to help make this project. You will need to remove the plastic stem and other pieces that keep it from being flat on the bottom. The colorful flower needed to be hot glued together because all the layers came apart, but the white rose had the layers glued together already and we just had to remove the plastic parts. Super simple to create and makes a very pretty centerpiece. I love how the colors of these two flowers look together.
Another idea to make using artificial flowers are these gorgeous Plaster Flower Candles.
Pop Bottle Blossoms Painting
This was a painting done by my 3rd grader on a canvas board. She used acrylic paints on this project. She started out by painting the entire canvas and then using a brush she painted in the branch. Finally, she used the bottom of a 20 oz. pop bottle dipped in paint then on the canvas to create the blossoms on the branches.
Another fun painting project my daughter created on canvas was this Geometric Painting, which we have hanging in a bathroom.
These are just a few ideas of what your child can make for Mother’s Day. Be sure to check out our other ideas for affordable Mother’s Day gifts.