15 Mother’s Day Crafts You Will Actually Want to Keep

Ah, Mother’s day crafts… “It’s the thought that counts,” we say. 

Mother’s day is coming up, and parents all over the world are ready to awe in admiration at their child’s umpteenth macaroni project.  

But the truth is cards, drawings, and edible sculptures fill up fridges and shelves pretty quickly. So how about we venture out, and engage students in creating something parents will actually want to keep?

Don’t get me wrong. I do understand the reasoning behind making “cards”: it’s easy, is cheap, is quick, and anybody can do it.

But it is also a missed opportunity. 

When I was in grade school, a lady from the local community came to school teach how to create patchwork decors for mother’s day (or was it easter holidays?).

What I do remember is that I loved it.  It was something new and once I learned, I was able to continue creating by myself at home.  

So you can hire your local crafty lady, or even more convenient, ask the “ladies on the internet” how to create pretty much anything!

So here is a list of 15 super easy mother’s day crafts that you will actually want to keep. 

How about handmade soap?

via Tweak and Tinker

Or perhaps a pompom mobile?

DIY Floral Pom Poms
via HonestlyWTF

How about some personalized magnets?

Fingerprint art glass magnets
via Rhythms of Play

Or an aromatherapy candle?

Aromatherapy handmade candle DIY craft
via Pretty Crafty and Wanderful

Weaved tapestry anybody?

Weaving with kids art project
via Art Bar Blog

What about this bath bomb recipe that is safe for kids. 

via DIYanDinosaurus

15 Mother’s day crafts you will actually want to keep

Maybe these awesome painted tea towels?

Kids art tea towels mother day gift
via hellowonderful

What do you think about these watercolor polymer clay hearts?

via linesacross

Or a handmade book to tell moms how much they mean

free printable mothers day book for kids
via Hello wonderful

How about fingerprint mugs that even toddlers can make?

Fingerprint coffee mugs Mother's Day crafts for toddlers
via The best ideas for kids

Or perhaps handpainted plates for the delicious food moms cook us?

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And a tutorial on how to make the cutest microwavable heat-packs

Mother's Day crafts homemade heat packs
via Hoosier homemade

Or a painted planter

via O mundo de jess

Here is a recipe for coconut sugar scrub moms will love

homemade sugar scrubs bars
via Freebie finding mom

Finally don’t miss these super easy No-sew DIY lavender bags

Easy No-sew DIY Lavander Sachet
via Intimate Weddings