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3 Kid-Friendly Crafts for Mother’s Day!

Written by Kaitlyn Rigling


Posted on May 03 2024

Sometimes, the most meaningful gifts are made, not bought—especially on Mother’s Day! If your kids want a sweet way to tell Mom how much she’s loved, nothing says it better than a homemade craft. Here are three simple ideas that kids of all ages can make at home for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

First up is a quick and easy bath salts recipe from See Vanessa Craft! You only need five items and 10 minutes to whip up this fresh gift!

Lemon Bath Salts

  •       Mason Jar
  •       Epsom Salt
  •       Lemon Essential Oil
  •       Yellow Cupcake Liner
  •       Twine/String


  1.     Pour Epsom salt into the jar, leaving ½ inch of room.
  2.     Pour 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil into the jar.
  3.     Screw on the lid and shake to mix.
  4.     Place the cupcake liner under the rim and screw the lid onto the jar.
  5.     Tie a bow under the rim for a finishing touch!

Our second pick is these adorable pipe cleaner flowers from The Resourceful Mama. Make a few to create a unique garden for Mom!

Potted Pipe Cleaner Flowers


  1.     Paint popsicle sticks and allow them to dry completely.
  2.     Twist the ends of each pipe cleaner together to form an oval. Then, twist in the middle to create a figure-eight.
  3.     Repeat with another pipe cleaner, then glue the two pipe cleaners together to form a flower.
  4.     Glue a button in the center of each flower.
  5.     Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the flower.
  6.     Fill the bottom of each terra cotta pot with newspaper and glue the bottom of the popsicle stick to the filler for support.
  7.     Cover the newspaper with green paper shreds.

Last but not least, don’t forget a beautiful bouquet! You can make your own with tissue paper and pipe cleaners for a bouquet that will never wilt!

Tissue Paper Bouquet


  1.     Stack three sheets of unfolded tissue paper on each other.
  2.     Starting from the short edge, fold all three sheets of paper over one inch and crease. Flip the stack and create a one-inch fold in the other direction. Continue folding the tissue paper accordion-style in one-inch segments until you reach the other edge.
  3.     Keeping the folds together, wrap the last 1 ½ inch of a pipe cleaner around the paper at the halfway mark and twist to secure.
  4.     Attach two more pipe cleaners to the paper in the same way, about 6 to 7 inches from the center. If you want different color combinations, alternate the direction of the pipe cleaner to change which tissue paper color is on top.
  5.     Cut the paper into three equal pieces, leaving the pipe cleaners at the center.
  6.     Use scissors to round the edge of each flower.
  7.     Optional: use the trimmings to create confetti for your vase.
  8.     Hold the stem and open each flower by pulling the top layer straight up all the way around. Repeat with the middle layer.
  9.     Finish opening your flower by pulling the bottom layer down, then gently flip the flower and press the bottom layer toward the middle layer.
  10.   Repeat steps 1–9 with your remaining supplies.
  11.   Arrange your flowers in the vase and put them on display!

It doesn’t take much to create a memorable Mother’s Day gift. Your kids will love making all of these adorable crafts, and we have a good feeling Mom will love receiving them, too!