10 Kid-Friendly Crafts for Mother's Day

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10 Kid-Friendly Crafts for Mother's Day
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This Mother's Day, let the kids create their own special (and functional!) presents for Mom. From a personalized fingerprint necklace to a spa-inspired water serving set, they're bound to find a gift as wonderful as Mom. And with a little help from Dad or Grandma, it'll be easy to get the project done (even if you procrastinated).

Fingerprint Jewelry
Debbie Williams

Fingerprint Jewelry

Mom can always keep the kids close to her heart with a fingerprint necklace. The supplies, such as baking clay and beads, can easily be found at any craft store. Kids can make unique patterns with beads and stamp their fingers into the clay, while Dad can help assemble the final product. It's truly a one-of-a-kind gift!

Jewelry Frame
Eileen Sweeney

Jewelry Frame

Mom will probably need somewhere to hang her new fingerprint necklace, so why not make her a jewelry frame? Have the kids pick out a funky frame from the thrift store and a small tree branch from the backyard to upcycle into this unique gift. Dad should be the one to assemble the frame, but the kids can dictate where everything is placed.

Succulent Terrarium
Megan Beauchamp

Succulent Terrarium

Since she's busy taking care of everyone in the family, Mom might not have the time to maintain a garden. Succulents require less maintenance than most plants, so this is one potted plant she'll be happy to receive. Each child can pick out his or her favorite succulent, from the obscure to the beautiful. Throw in a lesson about gardening to make this gift-making activity educational.

Wine Glasses With Flair
Debbie Williams

Wine Glasses With Flair

If Mom enjoys a glass of vino every now and then, she'll certainly love these personalized wine glasses. Kids can make patterns out of beads to decorate the stem, and if Mom is more glam, they can dress up the glass with rhinestones. Just make sure Dad helps with the wire cutting.

Mason Jar Herb Planters
Sam Phomsopha

Mason Jar Herb Planters

If Mom is a culinary enthusiast, embrace her love for food with these mason jar herb planters. They're small enough to keep in the kitchen, but they pack a big punch when it comes to delightful additions to her cooking. Whether you plant oregano, thyme, mint or cilantro, she's bound to enjoy this gift--who doesn't like fresh herbs?

Monogram Glass Serving Set
Stephanie Morgan

Monogram Glass Serving Set

The extremely-versatile mason jar makes another appearance in this Mother's Day gift, as a customized serving glass. Not only does this give Mom a great new set of dishware, it also gives her the gift of health, reminding her to get her daily water intake. This is a great project for kids who like to paint, so get ready to head to the craft store.

Related: Make your own personalized serving set for Mom

Decorated Flower Pot
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Decorated Flower Pot

If Mom has a green thumb, help her dress up her garden with the gift of decorated flower pots. Let the kids pick out the pot from the local gardening store, then head over to the craft store for an assortment of colorful ribbon and tulle. Fill the pot with a real plant, or for flowers that last forever, check out the next slide.

Related: Watch this video to make decorated flower pots

Tissue Paper Bouquet
Demand Media

Tissue Paper Bouquet

Mom can enjoy flowers in every color and pattern when they're made out of tissue paper. Craft a beautiful (and budget-friendly) bouquet in her favorite shades with help from an easy-to-follow video. Secure the stems together with a ribbon, or present them in a decorated flower pot.

Related: Watch this video to make a tissue paper bouqet

Breakfast in Bed
Mr Breakfast

Breakfast in Bed

With a little help from Dad, kids can get crafty in the kitchen. Whip up some delicious french toast and top it with Mom's favorite fruit. Serve with coffee, tea, or maybe even a mimosa. And don't forget about dish duty! Mom definitely deserves a break from the kitchen on Mother's Day.

Watercolor Cards
Stephanie Morgan

Watercolor Cards

Complete the special gift for Mom with a colorful handmade card made from materials you already have at home. Help the kids write a heartfelt message on a plain card in white crayon, then bust out the watercolor paints and watch the message magically appear. You might have to make a few of these, as the kids will want to decorate cards for themselves!

Related: Learn how to make watercolor cards for Mother's Day

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