Nothing says, “I love you” quite like a handmade gift. Whether it’s a messy finger painting or a pony-beaded pipe cleaner bracelet, we are suckers for those gooey, straight-from-the-heart goodies. That’s why we’ve rounded up seven spots around the city, where creative kids can craft something special for Mother’s Day. (Psst… We know you’ve got May 10th marked on the calendar, right dads?). From recycled flower crafts to hand-squeezed chocolates, click through the gallery to see where you can make heart-melting Mother’s Day gifts.

Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio LLC

Petit Picassos can choose from one of two ways to go goo-goo for mama this Mother’s Day at Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studios in North Seattle. Their regularly scheduled Open Studio times will be devoted just to Mom at the end of April and early May. Here, mini artists will construct an ooey-gluey flowery masterpiece over the course of two sessions, offered on consecutive Wednesdays, or register for a one-day only gift making class on Tuesday or Thursday the first week in May. Whatever option you choose, plan to drop the kiddos off for two hours of maker time before you pick them up. Roaring Mouse will also devote their free Make & Take May project to Mother’s Day. Here, kiddos and their grown-ups can drop in any time between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to make a picture frame for that special lady in their lives. They’ll also get a chance to meet and greet with teachers in the magical Roaring Mouse Studio. It doesn’t get much better than that!

7526 20th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, Wa 98115
206-522-1187
Online: roaringmouse.org

When: April 29 and May 5, 6 & 7, 2015 from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.; Make & Take Open House on May 2 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $28 on April 29 & May 6 (combo); $14 on May 5 or 7; Free Make & Take Open House
Ages: 4-8 for Open Studio; 2.5-4 for Make & Take Open House

photo: Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio LLC

Do you have a favorite spot to make Mother’s Day gifts? Tell us about it in the Comments below.

— Allison Sutcliffe