Gift-giving is a beautiful way to express love, gratitude, and appreciation for our loved ones, and there’s no better one than young children during special occasions.
As parents, caregivers, and teachers, it’s crucial to understand gifts don’t always need to be store-bought (one bought with money). In fact, some of the most cherished gifts come straight from the heart and are lovingly handcrafted with care.
What’s a more appropriate and celebrative holiday than Mother’s Day to start the journey of DIY crafts for preschoolers? This special day is dedicated to mothers, mother figures, and maternal bonds and serves as the perfect canvas for preschoolers to be introduced to the creative world and create thoughtful gifts.
This blog will cover 10 Mother’s Day crafts for preschoolers that are both easy and fun.
Mother’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers
The following section will cover Mother’s Day DIY crafts that you can teach preschoolers. Each DIY craft will include the materials required and the steps involved in making them.
Remember, there’s no perfect way to do a Mother’s Day craft with preschoolers. You can always get creative and bring the best out of the DIY craft.
1. Paper Heart Flowers
- Colored craft paper or construction paper
- a href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09VZ8GJ1W/?tag=mothersalwaysright-20″>Scissors
- Green straw or ice cream stick
- Take the colored craft papers and cut them into heart shapes. You can take the same colored paper or different ones for each heart. The heart shapes will be the petals.
- Now, take the green straw, which will be your stem.
- Glue the heart papers on top of the stem, creating a flower shape.
- Taking a step ahead, you could also draw pictures on the petals or even use stickers for a presentable look.
- If you do not have colored craft papers, you can use white paper and color them later.
2. Handprint Flower Bouquet
- Construction paper or craft papers
- a href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073S4V4FB/?tag=mothersalwaysright-20″>Washable paints
- a href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013CDGT6/?tag=mothersalwaysright-20″>Glue
- Pour the different colors of paint separately into a bowl or plate.
- Have the preschoolers dip their hands in the paint and press their hands on a sheet of construction or craft papers.
- Repeat the same with different craft papers and paint.
- Let the hand-printed papers dry for a while.
- Once the papers are dry, cut them out in the hand shape.
- Now, arrange the hand-printed papers on the green straw and glue them together to form a bouquet of flowers.
- To make the bouquet more presentable, you can add any colored ribbon in the middle of the green stem.
- Make the preschoolers write their mom’s name and a few other words like “I Love You” or “Happy Mother’s Day” on the sheet for personalization.
3. Flower Bouquet
- Fresh flowers
- a href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08M3BDRX3/?tag=mothersalwaysright-20″>Ribbon (Optional)
- Collect flowers from the garden and make the preschoolers arrange them as they like.
- Add the ribbon on the stems mid-section.
- The easiest and most time-consuming DIY craft is a flower bouquet. You can make crafting exercise more fun by picking up flowers with the preschooler.
- If time permits, make the preschooler write “Happy Mother’s Day” on a card or paper.
4. Flower Cards
- a href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08698MJWT/?tag=mothersalwaysright-20″>Markers, colored pencils, crayons
- a href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09XBDW7K7/?tag=mothersalwaysright-20″>Stickers
- Fold the blank card. If you’re using cardstock paper, then cut them into a card shape.
- Let the preschoolers decorate the cards, draw flowers, and write wishes.
- You can either give them flower shapes to color or let the preschoolers do it.
- Add different stickers on the corner or spaces left on the card.
- You can let the preschooler add flower stickers instead of drawing.
- Pressed flowers are a wonderful option for flower cards. You will need glue to add them on the card.
5. Heart Bouquet Cards
- Blank cards or cardstock paper
- Colored craft paper (Different colors)
- Fold the blank card or cut the cardstock paper in card shape.
- Draw heart shapes on the colored craft papers.
- Now cut them using scissors.
- Outline a bouquet shape using a pencil on the card.
- Now, glue the heart shapes on the outlined area.
- Instead of making a heart bouquet using multiple colors, you can go with a single color of the preschoolers’ liking.
- You can either paste the heart cards on the front of the card or on the inside.
- Let the preschooler write Mother’s Day wishes.
6. Mother Child Love
- Colored craft papers (skin tone and various other colors)
- Markers or colored pencils
- Cut out a large heart shape from the skin-toned craft paper to represent the mother.
- Cut small heart shapes from different colored papers to represent the child.
- Glue the smaller hearts around the larger hearts to symbolize the love between the mother and her children.
- Optionally, the preschoolers can use markers and colored pencils to draw faces and other details on the hearts.
- You can let the preschoolers bring their mother’s picture and paste it inside the larger heart.
- Write the Mother’s Day wishes on the smaller hearts.
- You can also use mother-child stickers to make this mother-child love card.
7. Kangaroo Mother’s Day Craft
- Colored craft papers (brown, white, and other colors)
- a href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09VKVS6XJ/?tag=mothersalwaysright-20″>Googly eyes (optional)
- Coloured pencils
- Outline a larger kangaroo on the brown craft paper and cut based on its body shape.
- Outline a smaller kangaroo head shape from the brown craft paper and attach googly eyes if you’re using them.
- Instead, you can use colored pencils to draw eyes and nose for both the large and smaller kangaroos.
- Take the other colored craft papers and cut them into a heart shape.
- Write mothers Day wishes on the heart-shaped paper
- Now, glue the smaller kangaroo on the pouch section of the larger kangaroo.
- Now, take heart-shaped paper and stick it on the smaller kangaroo.
You can use kangaroo stickers or pictures to make the kangaroo Mother’s Day craft. This should save you time in outlining and cutting out the shape.
8. Paper Plate Heart Wheel
- a href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09456PBH3/?tag=mothersalwaysright-20″>Paper plates
- Colored craft papers
- Ribbon or Strings
- a href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CMZVR5X/?tag=mothersalwaysright-20″>Punching machine (optional)
- Draw a heart on the paper plate. Now, cut the heart shape out of the paper plate.
- Take the colored craft papers and cut small hearts.
- Now, glue the small craft paper hearts on the paper plate. Exclude the heart hole.
- Pasting the hearts around the heart frame creates a heart wheel.
- Now, use scissors or a punching machine to punch a hole on top of the paper plate.
- Use the ribbon or string to thread through the hole to hang it up as a decoration.
- You can make the preschool write affirmations or wishes on the small hearts.
- Use the same colored craft papers for an elegant look.
9. Butterfly Handprint Cards
- Blank cards or cardstock paper
- Washable paint (various colors)
- Plate or bowl
- Markers or colored pencils
- Fold the cardstock paper. You can perform the DIY craft either on the front of the card or inside.
- Draw the middle part of the butterfly (head, thorax, and abdomen). This needn’t be perfect, and you can draw a long cylinder shape and a circle on the top with two antennas.
- Now, pour the colors into the bowls or plates separately.
- Let the preschooler dip their hands into each color and paste it on the sides of the butterfly body.
- Let the paint dry for a perfect finish
Instead of using one color at a time, you can get creative and mix a few colors of the preschooler’s choice and make the butterfly card.
10. Salt Dough Hearts
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup salt
- ½ cup water
- Heart-shape cookie cutter
- Rolling pin
- Acrylic paints or washable paints
- Mix the all-purpose flour with salt and water together in a bowl to form a dough.
- Roll the dough out until it’s about ¼ inch thick.
- Use the heart-shaped cookie cutter to make heart shapes from the dough.
- Transfer the heart shapes to a microwave plate and place it in the microwave.
- Bake the salt heart doughs in the oven at 200F for about 1 hour until they are hard and dry.
- Use acrylic paints or washable paint and let the preschooler paint the hearts using a paintbrush.
- This DIY craft requires a lot more effort than the preschoolers. But the collaborative effort should make it more fun.
- You can let the preschooler be a part of the dough-making process.
- Let them watch the rest of the oven process to give them an idea of the craft while ensuring their safety.
- After making heart shapes using the cutter, you can make a small hole on top of the dough using a straw or the back of the paintbrush. Later, you can help the preschooler thread the ribbon through it.
- You can get more creative by adding gems to the salt cookie for a more presentable look.
- Applying clear varnish or sealer can protect the paint and give a much shiner look.
The above-discussed 10 crafts not only promise endless fun and excitement for the little ones but also provide them with an opportunity to express their love and appreciation.
From paper heart flowers blooming with affection to adorable handprint bouquets capturing precious memories, this collection has a wide range of delightful ideas that are sure to make Mother’s Day unforgettable. This blog is carefully curated to ensure that each craft is suitable for preschoolers, with step-by-step instructions that are simple and easy to follow.
No single instruction in the above is a must, and you can be as flexible as you want and as per the preschooler’s preference to get the craft done. Shape the young minds with creativity and love in doing these crafts. Happy crafting!