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11 Homemade Mother's Day Card Ideas for Kids

Use craft time to create some incredible projects for Mom that she'll treasure forever.

Mother's Day is on May 10 this year and will be here before you know it. If you have small children, they'll need your help in preparing a treat that will make her special day even better. Most moms will attest that there's no more rewarding gift than a handmade one she can look back on as the years pass. Anything from the heart will do, but what if you want to turn card-making into a fun craft day? These homemade Mother's Day card ideas will help get you and the little ones started. And for the perfect message to put inside your card, check out 25 Mother's Day Messages That Will Warm Her Heart.

"You're Tea-riffic" Card

Teapot Card Craft
Messy Little Monster

Treat Mom to a real break on Mother's Day with a quiet teatime just for her. This homemade Mother's Day card from Messy Little Monster will fit right into your plans. It features a cute teapot made of construction paper that holds a real packet of Mom's favorite tea blend.

Sun-catcher Card

Suncatcher Card Craft
Learning and Exploring Through Play

This clever Mother's Day card pulls double duty as as a lovely sun-catcher Mom can hang in the window and enjoy every day. All it takes are some cut-up pieces of tissue paper to create this "love you to pieces" card from Learning and Exploring Through Play.

Scrap Paper Card

Scrap paper card craft
Mama is Dreaming

There's no need to place a huge order from a craft store to make a card when you can use things you've got lying around the house. And that's almost always the case for scrap paper. Repurpose it in the most beautiful way when you make this adorable flowered card from the Mama is Dreaming blog. And for more celebratory ideas, check out 13 Quarantine Mother's Day Ideas That Are So Creative.

Topiary Card

Topiary card
Make and Takes

A little advance planning is required if you don't already have dried flowers, but it's worth it in order to create this lovely Mother's Day card from Make and Takes. Glue on some dried flowers, then draw in a topiary and a sweet message for a card she'll love. This craft is more suitable for school-aged kids than tiny ones.

String Heart Card

Yarn String Card
Hello Wonderful

String art is a little more complicated than putting crayons to construction paper, but the results are so beautiful! We're sure Mom will love the effort put forth on this pretty card from the Hello Wonderful blog.

"5 Things I Love" Card

Things I Love About My Mom Card
The Bird Feed NYC

With this card, your child can let Mom know exactly why she's the best. That's what Mom will love about this homemade printable from The Bird Feed NYC. It has space for her kiddo to write out their five favorite things about her, along with their own artwork.

Coffee-Themed Card

Coffee Themed Card
I Heart Crafty Things

If Mom's daily motto is something along the lines of, "But first, coffee!" she's sure to love this craft. A simple template is provided, leaving the kids to add their special touches to this Mother's Day coffee card from I Heart Crafty Things.

Manicure Card

Manicure Card
Smart School House

Mom may not be able to hit the salon right now, but you can gift her a homemade manicure with this card from Smart School House. Adding a bottle of her favorite lacquer (and applying it for her, if your child is old enough to do so) is the perfect way to polish off this special card.

Opening Hands Card

Hand Holding Heart Card
The House That Lars Built

We love the sentiment behind this pop-up card from The House That Lars Built. Have you kids trace their own hands and cut them out of paper. They'll open to reveal sweet, heartfelt messages for Mom. Make as many as you want!

Love You This Much Card

Love You This Much Card
A Day in My Life

This clever, 3D card recreates the "I love you this much" gesture with paper. It looks impressive, but it's way easier to construct than you might assume. Get the instructions on A Day in My Life and help your kids show Mom how far their appreciation goes. For more fun activities, check out 19 Family Games for When You're Stuck in the House.

Pop-Up Dress Card

Pop-Up Dress Card
Red Ted Art

Does the special mom in your life like to get dressed up? Pay homage to her killer style with this uniquely homemade Mother's Day card from Red Ted Art. Have your kids recreate Mom's favorite frock or let them design their own for her. Either way, Mom will love it.

Christin Perry
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