Today I’m sharing some easy Mothers Day crafts for toddlers and preschoolers that kids can make can moms are going to cherish!
I’m not someone who asks for a lot for Mothers Day but a lie in and something handmade would always pretty close to the top of my list.
I think handmade gifts are a lot nicer than shop bought ones and I know that most kids prefer getting creative to being dragged around a shop as well.
These cute and easy crafts will make fantastic gifts and keepsakes and I’m also sharing Mothers Day cards that toddlers can make, perfect for ensuring a gorgeous handmade day full of lovely presents that will really mean something!
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Mothers Day Crafts for Toddlers
The crafts that I’m sharing today are all designed to be suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. Toddlers are generally considered to be two to three year olds while preschoolers are generally considered to be age three to four.
As you will know, children at this age develop rapidly and there can be a lot of difference between what a two year old is able to do and what a four year old can create so take a look through the list for the ideas which are most suitable to your child’s age, abilities and most importantly to their interests.
It’s quite a long list (and it’s possible that 35 cards and gifts might be a little bit much for one year?) so it’s a good list to bookmark or pin to return to next year as well.
Obviously for children this age you will need to supervise at all times, especially if you are creating something that uses small parts or if your child is using scissors.
Because I’m sharing a lot of Mothers Day crafts today I’ve split it into two categories, Mothers Day cards and Mothers Day gifts toddlers can make. I’ve also added the details of a free Mothers Day coloring page that would make a nice activity too, especially for younger children.
There’s a lot ideas in both lists and as we get closer to the day I’m sure I’ll add a few more of my favourites in too as well as any new crafts that we do.
Free Mothers Day Colouring Page
Grab your crayons and get your copy of this free Mothers Day colouring page! You can use it as a quick Mothers Day activity, pop it on the front of a card or pop it in a frame and give it as a gift.
Mothers Day Cards Toddlers Can Make
Our free Mothers Day handprint card templates have six different designs perfect for toddler hands so you can make gorgeous flower pot cards that will make perfect keepsakes.
Grab our free printable fingerprint Mother’s Day cards and use finger painting to make a cute card with a bouquet of flowers on it.
Toddlers can color in our free printable Mothers Day card, the PDF template has three different flower pot designs and being 3D means it will really stand out from the crowd.
This sunflower card from Red Ted Art looks super cheerful and easy to make.
Grab the glue and make some cute vases to put on the front of your card with this doily bouquet from Crafts on Sea
Follow this tutorial from from Rhythms of Play to make a nature inspired 3D Mothers Day card.
Create some sweet artwork with this easy Mothers Day card from Powerful Mothering
These monoprint heart cards from Non Toy Gifts look really easy to make.
Anything with a kids handprint is going to be a winner as they make such great keepsakes and this handprint heart card from Red Ted Art looks really cute.
This flower activity uses cupcake liners and basic scissor skills that are suitable for younger kids to make a cute design that will look great on the front of a Mothers Day card.
I love this finger painted card from 123 Homeschool for Me which even young toddlers could do the painting for.
Create some simple Mothers Day cards following this tutorial from Here Come the Girls
This hand card from 123 Homeschool for Me would be a good one if you have more than one child too.
The butterfly handprint card from The Best Ideas for Kids is really cute and they have a poem that you could write in your card too.
I really love this teacup card from JDaniel4s Mom, perfect to have alongside breakfast in bed!
Blowing kiss card from Red Ted Art (officially a Valentines card but you could totally do this for Mothers Day!)
Make a cute cupcake Mothers Day card following these instructions from The Soccer Mom Blog
Mothers Day Gifts Toddlers Can Make
This gorgeous looking coffee filter flower craft uses big eye droppers and process art to make the colors on the petals so it’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. You could create a bunch of flowers using mom’s favorite colors to give as a gift or even pop some in mason jars to use as a vase!
These saltdough fingerprint keyrings were something that I made with my kids when they were little so I know they’d make a really easy Mothers Day gift.
A great gift for a garden loving mom would be these painted clay flower pots from K C Edventures, or you could pop an indoor plant into the pot once it’s been painted.
This heart footprint keepsake from Learning and Exploring Through Play would be the perfect gift if you like keepsakes, we can’t resist anything with handprints or footprints when the kids are so small!
Speaking of which, this hands photo heart keepsake from Teach Me Mommy is obviously totally gorgeous with your child’s handprints being used to make the heart shape.
These shrinky dinks keyring from Messy Little Monster are a great Mothers Day gift idea as the keyring means you can carry them around all the time with you.
Create a bottle cap keychain as a gift following this tutorial from Artsy Fartsy Mama
How about making some jewelry? These salt dough necklaces from Natural Beach Living look really colorful and pretty!
Flower handprint craft from Homeschool Preschool
Handprint lilies from The Gingerbread House
I love the pom poms used in the flowers for this picture frame from Mommys Bundle
This photo flower bouquet from Schooltime Snippets would make a great mother’s day homemade gift.
This Mothers Day chocolate bar wrapper from Artsy Fartsy Mama is an asy peasy option if you are in a rush for time.
I can imagine these perler bead pinch pots from The Art Kit being something that a lot of mom’s would love to have on their bedside table to put their jewellery in!
Grab the mod podge to make this DIY candle craft from The Art Kit, I like that this is something that mom’s can use as well as it being cute to look at.
Try making this paper plate Mothers Day craft from Non Toy Gifts
These handprint flowers from The Best Ideas for Kids are really cute and flower crafts will last a lot longer than the real thing too!
These colorful mosaic flowers from Buggy and Buddy are another mothers day gift that would make a lovely keepsake.
This puzzle piece frame from Buggy and Buddy is one of my favorite mother’s day craft ideas and I think it would lovely hung up.
Create a handprint salt dough bowl like this one from Messy Little Monster that would be perfect for keeping treasures in.
This easy Mothers Day gift from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds is a great one for toddlers that love to pour.
This pasta necklace from Pint Sized Treasures was made by a one year old so it’s a nice easy craft that toddlers really can make.
The fingerprint saltdough necklace made by Spaceships and Laserbeams’ sons are really cute.
More Activities for Toddlers
With the change of season to warmer times why not check out this post of over 40 spring activities for toddlers with loads of fun crafts and sensory play ideas that we love!
This round up of summer activities for toddlers is full of gorgeous and fun ideas that you can create together.
As the weather warms up we start thinking about all things holiday related which of course leads us to the beach! These ocean crafts for toddlers and preschoolers are great fun to make with ideas including paper plate crafts, suncatchers and using tissue paper.