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Beyond all the candles, flowers and bath bombs, our favourite Mother’s Day presents to receive are the ones our children handmake. To inspire them, we’ve rounded up our favourite craft ideas for kids of all ages.

Toddlers

With this adorable key chain craft idea, you can turn your kids’ best artworks into keepsakes you carry around with you all day long. We can’t get enough! 

Plant lovers will adore this craft idea, which celebrates mess and encourages creativity. All you’ll need to do is buy some paint, some blank plant pots and lay down a sheet for your toddler.

As much as we love letting our kids’ creativity run wild when they’re finger painting, we also love this craft idea by Red Ted Art which results in these gorgeous finger-painted sunflowers!

Another great painting activity, this ‘smush painting’ is pretty self-explanatory – all you need to do is cover a canvas or piece of paper with blobs of paint (in your choice of colours) and let them go wild! 

Finally, treasure your kids’ art forever with these coasters! They aren’t just a great way to utilise their creativity, but they also make a great conversation starter next time you have guests over. 

Primary

Simple but oh so effective, these monochrome heart cards make beautiful decorations – or even a permanent artwork if displayed en masse! We love anything that can be customised in our favourite colours or to fit our home decor. 

Who needs a real bouquet of flowers when your kids can craft these paper versions? All you need is some paint, paper and a bit of twine for the full effect. 

We are big fans of any gift that is useful enough to be on display permanently, which is why we love this hand-shaped ring dish idea so much! It’s perfect for your primary school-aged kiddos.

The perfect accompaniment to the painted pots we mentioned earlier, these clay plant markers make use of your kids’ painting skills in the most adorable, functional way. 

A piece of string, some paint and a blank piece of paper is all your kids need to give this string painting idea a go! It’s a great way to make your own cards long after Mother’s Day, too. 

Tweens

All your tween needs to do is print, cut out and fill out this free printable Mother’s Day gift – it couldn’t be easier, and is a total heart warmer. 

Remember how we said we love crafts that can be put on display permanently? That couldn’t be more true of this rainbow paper mache vase, which you’ll gladly display on your bathroom vanity or kitchen counter! 

These yarn wrapped cardboard letters will add the ultimate pop of quirky colour to your home – or, at the very least, make for a cute card alternative for Mother’s Day! 

Whether it’s a bracelet, a key chain or a bag tag you’re after, your tween will be able to craft a bespoke one just for you with this simple straw weaving activity

It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without receiving some sort of beauty bit, and this Himalayan salt scrub certainly fits the bill! There is no cooking, cutting or craftiness required, so it’s perfect for your tween to tackle.

Teens

Whether you hold onto them for your next event or use them as a creative way to add a bit of fun to your gallery wall, you’re sure to find a use for these watercolour paper pinwheels

You’ll require a few utensils for your teen to make these bath bombs, but once you have them, it’s a fun activity you’ll be able to try together long after Mother’s Day! 

The ultimate Mother’s Day gift is definitely a sleep in, but we’ll take these DIY sleep masks, too! 

Can you tell we love receiving handmade gifts we can display proudly in our homes? We particularly love this DIY abstract art canvas, which is a lot easier than it looks! 

Finally, because we’re always looking for ways to spice up our trips to the supermarket, we just love this craft idea for a crochet market bag. You could let your teen know you’d love one this Mother’s Day, or spend time making them together! 

Time spent with our kids is the real gift, after all.

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