If you have left it a little later than usual to help children make their Mother's Day gifts you are certainly not alone - but you don't need to turn it into a stressful event if you keep projects simple and mainly child led.
I've put together a collection of ideas to inspire you and ensure that the children's mother's day gifts are not only special but also EASY!
Recently I had fun with my daughters making some simple soap balls to package up as a handmade gift for Grandmas - if you are running out of time, try this playful sensory experience suitable for multi age groups.
Soap Balls - A Simple Mother's Day Gift for Children to Make
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For more Mother's Day Gift ideas (or anytime gifts really!) take a look at the collection of ideas below - some are suitable for younger children and some for older children but all are simple so you are sure to find a project that suits your children!
Easy Child Made Mother's Day Gift Ideas
I love DIY Bath Salts because they are one of the easiest gifts that children of all ages can have fun making for a special someone – perfect for Mother’s Day!
When children are creating their bath salts they are also engaging in some wonderful sensory and fine motor play. We recently made some bath salts to share as gifts and although we have now done this activity many times it is just as much fun each time and simple enough to do whether you are creating with just a few children or a large group!
Painted Flower Cards
Debbie from our Empowered Educator Facebook Group shared this fun Mother's Day flower craft idea with us recently.
Sandra from our Facebook group shared how her children decorated their mugs. You can get instructions about how to make these with Sharpies HERE.
Child Decorated Tea Towels
If you've ever received one of these decorated tea towels you know what a great gift they are! There are a few different ways to make them and we love these two ideas:
Flowers & Vase
Who needs real flowers when children can make their own flowers & vases. I love these ideas because the first one re purposes children's paintings to make a cute vase of flowers, and the second one upcycles plastic bottles.
Egg Carton Gifts
If you have a collection of egg cartons to use up why not show children how to turn them into these simple gift ideas.
Eco Friendly Gifts
Try one of these ideas to incorporate a little sustainability into children's gift giving projects!
A handmade picture frame is always a great Mother's Day gift idea and you can pair it with a photo of the child or one of their drawings or paintings. These two ideas are fun!
There are many ways children can turn stones and pebbles into unique handmade gifts - try one of these projects....
Have fun making those special Mother's Day Gifts and memories!
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Jodie Clarke is an early childhood professional supporting educators who want and need to stay passionate about the work they do! She has 30 years hands-on experience in the early childhood and human services sectors across many different roles.
Jodie is mum to 3 in Australia and has already helped thousands of educators with their work through her popular blog posts, activity ideas, online training and e-books.