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Adorable Mother's Day crafts kids can make at home

Show your favorite lady how much she means to you with these cute Mother's Day crafts, like cards and bouquets!

Written by
Danielle Valente

It's time to get the creative juices flowing. 

Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and the amount of time available to whip up an adorable Mother's Day craft is dwindling. Fortunately, NYC's best art studios are here for kiddos (and fathers) who are ready to tackle an at-home project before the big day. From cards and bouquets to dream catchers, these fun DIY activities will make the day extra meaningful.  

And, since we know you're in a time crunch, check out these flower delivery options and brunch delivery options that will surely delight mom and the whole crew to boot. 

Mother's Day Crafts

Pom Animals Mother's Day cards
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1. Pom Animals Mother's Day cards

A homemade card is the key to Mom's heart! This simple project yields big results as young crafters give their cute animal sketches a little "pop." Learn more at

What you'll need:

  • Rainbow
  • Poms
  • Watercolor Paint Palette
  • Card Stock
  • Glue
  • Scissors


  • Gather your supplies.
  • Cut a piece of card stock into 4 x 6 cards that fold.
  • Glue a medium black pom on top of a large white pom. Glue 2 small white poms to the side.
  • Paint beaks, wings and feet on each of the penguins.
  • Glue a medium yellow pom on top of a large yellow pom. Glue 3 small yellow poms below.
  • Paint beaks and feet on each of the chicks.
  • Glue 2 small pink poms and a large pink pom to the front of the card stock.
  • Paint the necks, beaks, heads and legs of the flamingos.
Handprint bouquet
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2. Handprint bouquet

This beautiful bouquet adds a special, personal touch to ordinary Mother's Day blooms—plus it'll last forever! Learn more at

What you'll need: 

  • Paint
  • Canvas
  • Wood Dowels
  • Green Fuzzy Sticks
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  • Paint a canvas the color of your choice.
  • Apply a layer of paint to your hand, then press onto a piece of construction paper!
  • Cut out the handprints once they are dry.
  • Glue a dowel to the back of each of your cut out handprints.
  • Wrap each dowel in a green fuzzy stick. 
  • Arrange your handprint flowers on your canvas!
  • Add in fuzzy stick stems and leaves, then glue each piece down to the canvas. Allow to dry.
  • Wrap your bouquet up with a fuzzy stick bow!
  • Write the children’s names and ages on the bottom of the canvas.
Heart Dream Catcher
Photograph: Courtesy Private Picassos

3. Heart Dream Catcher

As Mom tucks in for a good night's sleep, rest assured that her homemade heart dream catcher will do its job. Learn more at Private Picasso's Daily Art Prompts on Instagram.  

What you'll need:  

  • Cardboard heart  
  • Hole punch 
  • Yarn or string 
  • Pipe cleaners 
  • Drawing materials 
  • Beads (optional) 


  • Punch holes around the edge of your cardboard heart.
  • Thread one piece of yarn through the holes to start it off.
  • Decorate the heart with crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc. 
  • Thread more yarn through the holes to create a web across the heart.
  • End with beading on pipe cleaners, which you can hang down from the bottom and/or use to make a loop to hang from. 
Super hero paper dolls
Photograph: Courtesy The Craft Studio NYC

4. Super hero paper dolls

Not all heroes wear capes, and Moms prove it! Show your favorite lady how much she means to you with these super hero paper dolls! Learn more at 

 What you'll need: 

  • White computer paper
  • Colored construction paper
  • School Glue or Glue Stick
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Any other art materials you have around your house!


  • Accordion fold your paper.
  • Put your folded paper down in front of you long ways with the open flap to your left.
  • Draw half of a figure from head to toe, making sure to connect the hand and the foot to the right hand side.
  • Cut out your figure, including the entire arm and leg keeping the paper in its fold. 
  • Unfold it! (Depending on how big your paper and how big your folds, you will have  two, three or four moms!)
  • Make more with a second accordion fold and tape together if you choose.  
  • Style your mom: Who is she to you? Your BFF, the best story reader ever? Use markers, scraps of construction paper and whatever you have to make your mommy figures!
Foldable Card from CMOM
Photograph: Courtesy CMOM

5. Foldable Card from CMOM

Perfect for little wordsmiths, the Children's Museum of Manhattan's DIY, foldable card prompts little ones to write a whole bunch of sweet things for their favorite lady—their favorite memories with mom, her best characteristics and so on. Grab your copy online and get instructions online, too! 

What you'll need: 

  • 8.5” x 11” paper
  • Pencil
  • Coloring tools: crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.


  • Fold your paper in half lengthwise like a long rectangle. Then fold your rectangle into thirds. Fold the right side of your paper past the center of your rectangle. Do the same with the left side, folding it over the right side. You should now have a square.
  • Draw the number 1 small on the bottom corner of the first page. Open up your card so two pages appear. Draw a small 2 in the bottom corner of the page on the left. Draw a small 3 in the bottom corner of the page on the right. Open up the card again so three pages appear. On the middle page, draw a small 4 in the bottom corner. On the right page, draw a small 5 in the bottom corner. Open up the book one more time so you have six boxes.
  • Draw an “I” in the top left box.
  • Draw a “” in the top middle box.
  • Draw a “U” in the top right box.
  • Draw an “M” in the bottom left box.
  • Draw an “O” in the bottom middle box.
  • Draw an “M” in the bottom right box.
  • Color and personalize this page for your mom!
  • Close up your card back to a square and fill out pages 1-5 using these suggestions for special messages. Make sure your designs are in the same direction as your number.

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