Mother’s Day Crafts You Can Do With Your Kids
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and my favorite gifts for this holiday come in the form of something that my kiddo made for me. Below are several springtime crafting ideas that you can do with your child. As a bonus, when you’re done you’ll have a wonderful gift for yourself that will remind you of the time you spent making your Mother’s Day crafts together every time you look at them! My daughter is not quite 2 right now and loves to help mommy do EVERYTHING, so we have a lot of fun making crafts together!
Hand Print Stepping Stones
Stepping stones are fun, decorative additions to any garden, and there’s a ton of different ways you can make them. Plus, if you have more than one child, you can make a stepping stone for each kid and make a little pathway to your garden or your fairy garden! The easiest way to make your stone is to buy a kit like this one that already has all the molds and materials for you, just follow the directions, add your kiddo’s handprint and enjoy!
If you’d rather personalize it a little bit more, you can do an awesome cake pan stepping stone, where you can personalize the shape and the glass or other materials used to decorate with (bonus, if you have any chipped or broken dishes laying around that you have sentimental attachment to, this is a great way to put those to use!). I love this tutorial for making a cake pan stepping stone. Keep in mind that if you want to put a hand print on the stone, you will need to leave room for that. Also, freshly poured concrete cannot hold a print because it is too wet, you will need to wait for it to cure a bit, and work the hand back and forth a little to get one deep enough to last. 🙂
Ceramic painting is something that I LOVE to do whenever I get a chance because it’s super relaxing and fun, and so exciting to see the final glazed outcome of what you’ve painted after it’s been fired. I really like our local shop, Glazed Art, because they have a wide variety of pieces to choose from to paint, as well as lots of professionally made pieces that serve as inspiration.
My mom, my niece and I recently took my daughter to paint, and she got really into it! She painted a little elephant for her room, and my niece put the finishing touches on it, and now I have this wonderful little piece of art that holds a ton of sentimental value to it.
The main reason we took my daughter with us to paint is because I wanted to paint something and add her hand print to it for a keepsake. I made a coffee mug with her hand prints all over it in different colors, with her name and age on the bottom so I’ll always remember how big her little hand was at this age. I love the mug so much that I’ve decided to go back before Mother’s Day to make something like the pic below for my mom.
One thing to keep in mind if you are thinking of doing this with your own kids, is to have more than one adult present if you are bringing a toddler! My daughter was really good for most of our time at the shop, and was great at doing her hand prints too! But painting does take a long time and she was over it before we were completely finished. My mom ended up taking her for a walk at the end while my niece and I finished up. 🙂
If you have any nature/bird lovers in the house, building and painting your own bird house is another fun craft to do together. You can get creative and customize it however you want, and it will be a great addition to your yard!
When I was little, my grandpa would help us build bird houses in his wood shop, and my grandma would help us paint them, and they had beautiful birdhouses all over their property that were made with love! My grandpa designed all kinds of different houses, so they had hanging bird houses, bird houses on poles, bird condos, Adobe style birdhouses, you name it! We always looked forward to spending time with our grandparents and putting our imaginations to work, and we loved seeing birds move into each of the houses!
My daughter and our cat both love to sit in our front window and watch the birds outside, so I thought this would be an especially great craft to have her help me with this year! Bonus: add this fun bird feeder outside your window for easy bird watching while the birds are eating and provide your kids/cats with endless entertainment! 🙂
Do you have any special Mother’s Day crafts that you love doing with your kids? Let me know in the comments below!