6 Simple Mother's Day Crafts
If Mom is a Gardener...1 of 7
Make her a Mod Podge flowerpot.
Step 1: Collect your supplies. You will need:
-Childhood photos (print at a local pharmacy for pennies)
-A ribbon, if desired
Step 2: Clean the flowerpot. Make sure all the price stickers are off and it's dry.
Step 3: Glue your photos to the outside of the flowerpot.
Step 4: Cover your photos with a layer of Mod Podge and allow it to dry. Repeat two more times.
Step 5: Once the Mod Podge is dry, fill your flowerpot with dirt and your mom's favorite flowers. Tie a ribbon around the pot if you like.
If Mom is a Traveler...2 of 7
Frame her favorite places.
Step 1: Do some detective work. Collect a list of places that are important to your mom. For example, where is she from? Where do you live? Where is your mom's favorite place to visit? Where does your family go for vacation?
Step 2: Search for maps of each place. If your dad gives you permission, you can use a family atlas or look online.
Step 3: Cut out a heart from each map. You can make a pattern heart so each looks the same, or make them all different sizes.
Step 4: Glue your hearts to a piece of paper and write a quote. "Together is my favorite place," or, "I love you to the ends of the earth," are good examples.
Step 5: Frame your creation.
If Mom is a Reader...3 of 7
Make sure she never loses her place.
Step 1: Cut out a thick strip of cardboard. You can do this from a cereal box, for example. You will want it to be about two inches wide by seven inches tall.
Step 2: Decorate your bookmark. With the help of an adult, you can hot glue buttons or other flat objects onto it. Or, use stickers and doodles to cover it. You can also cut out construction paper and glue it on. Just don't use materials that can easily bleed into book pages, such as washable marker.
Step 3: Hot glue a ribbon to the top that hangs over the edge by a couple inches.
If Mom is a Decorator...4 of 7
Brighten up her space.
Step 1: Choose a letter, either the first initial of your mom's name or the letter "M" for mom.
Step 2: Take a trip with dad to a craft shop to purchase your supplies. You will need a wooden or cardboard letter, hot glue and a hot glue gun, a hook (if your letter doesn't have one) and fake flowers.
Step 3: If your flowers have stems, trim the bases off. Hot glue the flowers to your letter.
Step 4: Add a hook to the back of your letter. Present it to your mom and help her find a place to hang it.
If Mom is a Coffee or Tea Drinker...5 of 7
Keep her smiling in the morning.
Step 1: Collect your supplies. You will need a plain white coffee mug and paint Sharpie markers (colors of your choice).
Step 2: Draw your design on the mug and let it dry.
Step 3: With the help of your dad, set the oven to 350 degrees. Put your mug inside before the oven starts heating up so it doesn't crack.
Step 4: Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Leave your mug in the oven until it cools down completely. If you want the design to really set in, bake it twice.
Step 5: On Mother's Day, deliver the mug to your mom with her morning coffee or tea in it.
If Mom Likes Hugs...6 of 7
Make sure she's never without a hug from you. Every mom loves hugs, so this craft can be for any day.
Step 1: Find paper as long as your wingspan (measured from fingertip to fingertip). You could use a roll of butcher paper, a paper banner, a poster board, or even pages of printer paper taped together.
Step 2: Lie down on the paper and spread your arms wide. Have your dad trace your outline with a marker.
Step 3: Carefully cut out your arms, leaving a straight space in between.
Step 4: Give your mom a "hug" with your paper arms (and a real hug, too!).