Sure, flowers and chocolates are great, but we think there’s nothing Mom would appreciate more this year than a heartfelt, handmade Mother’s Day card. We’ve rounded up a list of the easiest (and cutest) DIY cards that kids can make themselves, all of which are sure to make her smile. Keep reading to get the scoop on these great ideas.
1. Let Us Count the Ways
2. 3D Flowers
Turn your extra bits of scrap paper into an eye-popping card with this fun idea from Squirrelly Minds. Older kids can practice their cutting skills while younger ones can help decorate the card with washi tape or markers. To get all the details, click here.
3. Flamingo Love
We’re obsessed with this card from Hobbycraft, which happens to be super easy to make. With foam hearts and a little drawing, you’re sure to melt her heart. Get the how-to on this card (plus three more!) by clicking here.
4. A Fine Flower Pot
Show Mom how much you love her with this cute idea from KareWares. Kids can do pretty much every step themselves, from cutting the flowers (there’s a free printable template) to gluing them to the string. Click here to get the step-by-step instructions.
5. A Tasteful Topiary
6. Bouquet of Hearts
7. A Pretty Printable
If you’re not the crafty type, go for this printable from Weekend Craft. It’s as easy as getting some cardstock, cutting it down to size and adding a personal note inside. Click here to get the printable.
8. A Map to Her Heart
We heart this rainbow painting project aspiring artists can make for mom on her special day. The Artful Parent is where you’ll find out how to create this card that’s meant to be treasured.
9. Pull at Mom’s Heartstrings
You don’t have to be a crafting genius to stitch together these lovable cards for mom, found on Hello Wonderful. In fact, it’s a perfect preschooler activity. String, card stock and little helping hands are what it takes to wind up this Mother’s Day project without breaking a sweat.
10. Paint by Mother
Easy as 1-2-3! Dandee Designs has everything you need to help your petite Picasso create a card that's as colorful as mom. Simply download and leave the rest of the work to the little ones, so she'll know it's made with love.
11. Pictures for Your Words
Even if mom's not a bookworm, she can still find a special place for this photo collage in disguise. Use a photo booth fave, or crop some silly selfies to take center stage on the front, then follow the tutorial at Make and Takes so your card will really make its mark!
12. Special Delivery
Finally! A card big enough to match your little’s love for mom. Find out how to put together this larger-than-life and undeniably stylish option at The Merry Thought.
13. Counting Qualities
How do I love thee, mom? Let me count the ways. Let your Little choose her top five, and then include them on this DIY fave that beats a store-bought option any day. Follow the detailed steps from The Bird Feed NYC to create this mess-terpiece.
14. Picture Perfect
Those pics of your sidekick, goofy grin and all, that are taking up space on your device? Why not print off a few and use them to make this cut-and-paste creation, designed by Kelley at the Teacher Idea Factory. And just like that, a new fridge fave is born!
15. A (Hand)made Card
No matter how many kiddos are part of your crew (one, two, three or more) this classic paint and press will come in handy. Have each kiddo make his or her own card or combine handprints of different sizes and colors into one beautiful bouquet. Get the deets at The Trendy Treehouse.
16. Time Crunch
Just because you're short on time doesn't mean you can't be creative. We love this punny card that pays homage to all mom does. And the fact that you can throw it together lickety-split makes it twice as appealing. What a clever (and sweet!) way to thank the master matriarch for everything she does!
17. A Rose by Another Name
Let your veggies pull double duty this Mother’s Day with a creative rose print card designed by Jen from Mum in the Madhouse. Whether your mini-me pairs this beauty with a sweet smelling bouquet to match, or pens flowery best-mom-ever sentiments inside, it’s an easy option mom is sure to love.
18. Turtle Power
Like "turtley!" With just a few items you probably already have in your pantry, you can create this turtle themed Mother's Day Card that'll make mom smile. A few cuts and a few important deets from Coffee Cups and Crayons will help you get it done.
— Allison Sutcliffe & Aimee Della Bitta