Homemade Gifts and Crafts
A Mother's Day Scrapbook
Put together a family scrapbook for a Mother's Day gift from the whole family.
Easy Mother's Day Crafts
Mother's Day Crafts for Kids
- for Mother's Day and every day
School Crafts for the Classroom - need ideas for Mother's Day?
Activities for Kids - Mother's Day Banner - Show mom how special she is with a banner that you print, decorate and color
Best Mom Award - Copy this nice award certificate
Easy Mother's Day Crafts
Use modeling clay, glitter, paint and cardboard to make heartfelt giftsCrafts for Kids - Let your kids decide what to make from a list of books available online
Better Homes & Gardens - Easy ideas that are sure to be a hit
Billy Bear's Happy Mother's Day - Lots of craft and project ideas and resources for children
The Holiday Spot - Unique craft ideas for Mom's special day
EnchantedLearning.com - Great easy-to-follow directions
Pre-school Ideas - Easy crafts for your little ones
Promise Card for Mom - Copy this card, decorate and give to your mom
Crafts made from the heart- One of the best presents you can give your mom is one that you made especially for her!
SpringTime Photo Frames
Source: Kids Domain
This craft requires very little supplies, is perfect for the individual child, or a group setting. These photos frames will create awesome memories!
What you need
- Cardboard or poster board OR papier mache frame
- Decorative paper or fabric
- 12 colorful buttons (6 for each flower; 5 of one color, 1 of another color)
- 12-inch piece of ribbon or string
- Scissors or paper cutter
- White craft glue
- Magnet (optional)
What you do
- Using photograph as a size guide, trim cardboard to make the
four sides of the frame.
A paper cutter will give you straighter cuts than scissors.
- Place your cardboard pieces around your photograph to be sure
they are the right size.
You will also need a piece of cardboard for the back of your picture frame.
Use the pieces you just cut as a guide to determine the size of your backing. Trace and cut out back.
- Turn decorative paper or fabric right side down on your work
Place cardboard pieces on paper or fabric and lightly trace around the cardboard with a pencil.
- Cut out the patterns you just created. Turning fabric or paper
right side up, glue them to the cardboard.
When applying the glue, use a sponge, paintbrush or your finger to spread the glue evenly over the cardboard so that you don’t have gaps or bumps.
- Line up your cardboard pieces onto your backing to help you position your photo. Glue photo to the backing.
- Glue the frame pieces around the photo.
- Position buttons in each corner to create flowers. Use one color
for the center of the flower, and five of another color for the
Glue in place once you have them where you want them.
- Tie a bow in the center of string or ribbon. Glue the tails to the back of the frame.
- You can also glue a magnet to the back of the frame if you like, or use the magnet instead of the ribbon hanger.
- You can find papier mache frames at most craft and discount
If using a purchased frame, use it as a guide to cut your fabric or paper and glue in place.
- For smaller children, instead of gluing fabric to the frame pieces, have them color, draw or paint a pattern on construction paper.
- If you already have several buttons on hand, pick your fabric
or paper based on the colors you already have.
Buttons can be found in the sewing department of craft and discount department stores in many different colors and package sizes.