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April 3, 2017

Classroom Crafts for Mother’s Day

Written By: Brandi Jordan
Originally Published On: April 2011
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Mother's Day Crafts for Kids

Start planning now for Mother’s Day with some fun and easy crafts that are perfect for the classroom.  Instead of waiting until the week before, start getting things in order now.  You will find that the activities go a lot smoother and your students will have more time to perfect their gifts for mom.  The ideas below offer inexpensive craft projects that everyone from the littlest learners to middle school students will enjoy.

Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Scented Paper Flowers

Create a bouquet of flowers that will last all year long with this easy kids’ craft!

Sunflowers

Jazz up discarded toilet paper or paper towel tubes to create one-of-a-kind sunflowers for mom for Mother’s Day!

Notepad Purse

What’s better than a personalized, purse-size mini-notebook? One that’s made by your child! This quick craft uses old cereal boxes for stability!

Fun Photo Cubes

Decorate a cube with fun family pictures or messages of love.  She will be able to display it on her desk at work or keep it on her bedside table for a constant reminder of love.

Kitchen Utensil Holder

Does Mom love to cook?  If so, this recycled craft project is perfect for her for Mother’s Day!

Personalized Key and Change Holder

Perfect for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, this key and change holder is a craft stick masterpiece!

Mason Jar Sewing Kit

If Mom likes to sew, or have a handy supply of needles and pins, this sewing kit will be sure to please.

A Hug For Mom

This adorable card says I love you and hugs Mom all at the same time.

Bottle Cap Locket

This fun and recycled material craft is sure to make Mom smile every time she wears it.

 

Mother's Day Crafts for Kids to do in the Classroom

What are some of your favorite crafts for Mother’s Day?  Are there projects that you do every year with your class?  Share your ideas below!

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  • Leah Demain
    May 10, 2012

    We laminate a picture of the student and made mini slow globes with glitter out of baby food jars! Totally cute, I hope they hold up well!

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  • Christy
    May 9, 2012

    I love all the new ideas. Here is another one to try…
    We are making tie dye flowers using coffee filters. First, let the kids use washable markers to draw on the coffee filters. Then, allow kids to gently spray the coffee filter using a water spray bottle. The colors will run together. Let them dry. Then, use pipe cleaners to make the flowers. So cute!

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  • joyce
    May 7, 2012

    The bottle cap idea is great! While introducing the idea you could share how these items have become really popular and this bio info:

    Teenage girl gets ‘Shark Tank’ investors

    On the Feb. 17 episode of Shark Tank, Maddie Bradshaw, of Dallas, told the story of how she turned bottle caps into magnets,and then founded a necklace business, and wrote a book.

    Maddie was 10 when she started.

    Now at 16, with the support of her mom and younger sister, Margot, 12, the family has a multi-million-dollar business called M3 Girl Designs. QVC’s Lori Greineris one of the sharks, so I bet we’ll see M3 Girl Designs on QVC soon.

    The ladies got three out of five sharks to invest in their company.
    Source: http://www.goerieblogs.com/lifestyle/hertimes/2012/02/teenage-girl-gets-shark-tank-investors/

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  • Joanne R
    May 7, 2012

    I really enjoyed reading all the wonderful ideas about crafts for Mother’s day. I can’t wait to try some with my 2nd graders.

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  • Rebekah
    May 7, 2012

    Love all the ideas!!! My team of teachers does a craft day during the week before Mother’s Day, and sometimes we really struggle for ideas to make for the mothers. This will be a huge help!

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  • Tracy
    May 6, 2012

    Great ideas! I love the sunflowers. I’ll definitely try those next year when we do our unit on sunflowers.

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  • Sara Wayne
    April 22, 2012

    These are some amazing ideas for Mother’s day and I intend to use at least one of these ideas with my students. I think I may give them a chance to vote on their favorite before we decide which one since I cannot decide myself!!!

    Thanks for the many wonderful ideas as always!

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  • Donnetta
    April 16, 2011

    I am not naturally crafty, although I am a teacher. So, it helps to have site like RGS/The Teacher’s Lounge on which I can get crafty ideas.

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  • Lynnie
    April 10, 2011

    My AMAZING pal is having her kids make simple shiny penny earrings — using pennies that have the year of the kiddo’s birth!

    For me — I love bottle caps (but I’ll leave the beer caps for some other project at home! lol)

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  • Lori A. Cook
    April 9, 2011

    Thanks for the great ideas!

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  • Christina
    April 9, 2011

    Thanks for the reminder to start my projects early this year!

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  • Shelley
    April 9, 2011

    Cayci,
    Lots of times I’ve suggested people to the student to give whatever Mother’s Day craft the class has made to- grandma, an aunt, a neighbor, dad’s friend or whomever the child wishes. Occasionally the child even chooses Dad, which is okay.

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  • cindy garcia
    April 9, 2011

    My kids always make a coupon book for Mother’s Day. They have coupons for hugs, kissess and completing household chores. They’re always a hit!

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  • Rayna
    April 9, 2011

    Lots of fun ideas to work off of.

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  • Laura
    April 9, 2011

    I love the “hug” card idea. Very cute. I may use it this year. Last year my class made sign-language “I love you” cards for mother’s day. They turned out awesome – just traced their hand, then cut out and they glued down the ring and middle finger, so it looked like the sign. 🙂 Thanks for the ideas.

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  • Erin Lyons
    April 9, 2011

    I love the paper blossom project. My son made me a present recently similar to the one described by another commenter with flowers made from pipecleaners and tissue paper. His teacher had them decorate plastic bottles with glued-on tissue paper squares (decoupage-style?) to use as a vase. You could use this for either project and it would be cute!

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  • Mary Jacobs
    April 9, 2011

    This year we are planting flowers and vegetables for our Mom’s. The kids have already planted and we are taking care of them and watching them grow. By the time Mother’s Day rolls around, the mom’s will have something nice to put in the ground at their house. 🙂

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  • Cathy Mlodzik
    April 9, 2011

    Every year I make a silloutte of the side view of each student’s face on black paper. I have them glue it on white paper and I have a poem that I put at the base of the project. My mother’s love this and cry every year.

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  • Edie Gath
    April 9, 2011

    I have painted heart shaped river rocks that I have found. I think that this year we will make coffee filter flowers or paper tulips flowers with the kids thumb prints on them and a card saying “thumb-body loves you”.

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  • Cayci Adams
    April 9, 2011

    Any ideas on what to do for students who don’t live with their mother and/or do not get to see their mother??

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  • Lisa
    April 9, 2011

    Thank you for all the ideas. never like doing the same thing year after year. so any new ideas are always welcome.

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  • Ann Marie
    April 9, 2011

    I like to put tea bags with a little paper tea pot urging the moms to take a rest.

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  • Emily
    April 9, 2011

    I think the best presents for moms are ones with pictures or handprints of their little darlings. My mom still has my handprints from kindergarten and it is priceless.

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  • Jill
    April 9, 2011

    Love the photo with this article. It Oklahoma’s state tree, the redbud. My students can make their own by drawing a branch across the page. Then they use 1″ squares of lavender tissue paper to form the blossoms. Pinching the center of a square, they twist the tissue. Apply to branch in clusters to make their redbud bloom.

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  • Kristie Watson
    April 9, 2011

    I love the notepad purse and the styrofoam picture cube! I am a scrapbooker and have all the things I need for these adorable gifts for mothers day! I was also thinking this year about how I needed to start those projects now so I won’t be so rushed. Thanks for the great ideas!!

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  • Janet
    April 9, 2011

    I might try that bottle cap locket with my kids this year! I’m already planning on making bookmarks – in our science unit we make our own paper, so we will add crushed flowers to the paper to make bookmarks. Then we’ll put some ribbon and beads to “make it pretty” 🙂

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  • Lori Archer
    April 8, 2011

    I have made flower pots out of children’s shoes. I have also made flower from coffee filters. I let the children color on them with markers and thenget them wet, so the color bleeds. These make some very beautiful flowers. I also make fard with the kids hand prints.

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  • Elizabeth Golob
    April 8, 2011

    I like to take tissue paper and a pipe cleaner to make a flower. If you take about 5 sheets of tissue paper and layer them on top of each other; then put the pipe cleaner in the middle. Fold the pipe cleaner in half, around the tissue paper. Then pull apart the layers of tissue paper to make your flower. You can cut around the edges to make a pretty design.

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