Mother’s Day is a sweet and precious time to celebrate the mothers, mother figures, and care givers within the church. Though they ought to be appreciated year-round, this is a special day to extend encouragement and thankfulness. The craft ideas below are to help spark creativity. Have fun helping the kids in your ministry to communicate “happy Mother’s Day” to their mothers and care givers.
It is key to keep in mind that many children within your ministry have unique backgrounds and family situations. Be sure to modify craft options and extend hospitality so each child and the mother-figure in their life can celebrate. Praise the Lord for the blessing of mothers!
Mother’s Day Crafts for the Moms and Care Givers in Kids’ Lives
All the Flowers
- Flowerpots customized with fingerpainting—what’s better than that?! These thumbprint flowerpots are incredibly cute and completely customizable—butterflies, hearts, and flowers galore. Prepping the flowerpots with a white or light-colored base color will save drying time and make the kids’ chosen colors POP!
- This handprint flowerpot card provides endless possibilities for personalization and embellishment. Tracing the hand with green paper and placing paper flowers on the fingers simulates a pot of flowers. This bright, happy card craft can be modified with a cheery “Thanks for helping me grow!” or “Love you bunches!”
- These pressed-flower ornaments are gorgeous, timeless mother’s day crafts that mom is bound to love. Grab the air-dry clay, mod podge, and ribbon to assemble an adorable year-round Mother’s Day ornament! Pressed flowers are easily available online and in craft stores alike.
Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
- Up to your ears in construction paper and popsicle sticks? These paper flower bouquets won’t soon wither. Kids can choose their mother’s favorite colors and decorate the petals with embellishments and messages of love and encouragement. This cute, similar concept utilizes pompoms and pipe cleaners to create the flowers. Similarly, this easy iteration only requires twine, paint, a single piece of cardstock.
- A sweet way to help the children in your ministry celebrate their mom is by assisting them to articulate what they love best about their mommy. These, “I love you because …” flowers are the perfect avenue for just that! Having an adult use a hot glue gun to assemble the foam petals into a flower will make this mother’s day craft as durable as it is whimsical.
- Purple and blue and pink—oh my! This “I love you berry much!” berry-themed card idea is cute and quirky, bound to make mom smile! Using fingerpaints to create the art not only makes the craft easy for kids to get their hands on, but it also serves as a fun signpost of their own stage of life.
Functional and Fun Mother’s Day Crafts
- This canvas tote bag craft only needs acrylic paint to be customized. Having a piece of cardboard inserted inside the bag while painting will keep the design to the desired side. Whether creating flowers out of handprints or writing an enduring “I love you,” it’ll surely become a household mainstay for visits to the park, library, and grocery store!
- These Shrinky Dink handprint keychains make an excellent addition to any keyring. By stamping the hand (with ink from an ink pad) on a sheet of shrink film, the handprint will shrink down. Tracing the hand with a permanent marker also works well! This version that looks like tiny notebook paper encourages kids to write mom a special, long-lasting note. Please note that this craft requires access to an oven.
- “Mom, you are tea-riffic!” or, “I love you a latte, mom!” mugs. Whatever mom’s go-to caffeinated beverage is: this DIY decorated mug for mom is the perfect craft to keep mom’s drink (and heart) warm. As seen in the article: oil-based sharpies are the best tool to decorate the mug.
- What’s a better way to say, “Mom, you light up my life!” than with a tissue paper mason jar lantern? Attaching the tissue paper and sealing the paper with mod podge will let the light catch the paper without the paper going anywhere! Include a small tea light candle (battery operated or classic candle) with the jar so mom can use the lantern right away.
- A mother’s day craft that loudly declares: “Mom, you rock!”? These painted river rocks are fully customizable using paint pens or finger painting with acrylic paints. Another fun “rock” themed craft would be a gem frame craft. Sending the “gem” encrusted frame home with a picture of the child holding a “Mom, you rock!” sign would further the theme! Using a paintbrush to apply glue directly to the frame is an easy mess-managing technique to attach the flat-back gems.
Love for Mom
- One of the best things to hear and be reminded of is that Jesus loves you. Photo card craft #2 in this article, of the child holding a heart could easily be created to communicate “Jesus loves YOU, Mom!” Cutting around the child to place them into a construction paper world furthers the whimsy and charm. This mother’s day craft will surely be something to treasure for years to come.
- A happy, colorful heart-shaped wreath can be filled with an uplifting message like, “I thank God you’re my mommy!” or, “You bless me, Mom!” Layering the hearts and attaching a ribbon on the back will make for piece of art worthy to be placed on the fridge.
- 26 Mother’s Day craft ideas? You had me at hello! This article features so many clever craft ideas to celebrate the mothers within your church family. The very last craft with the passage of Scripture, featured in the article is both encouraging and beautiful.
- This article will take you to the motherlode of super-easy Mother’s Day themed crafts and gift ideas! (The jewelry crafts are a personal favorite!)
Hosting a thoughtful mother’s day craft time is just one way to extend thoughtfulness and care. No matter what direction your children’s ministry takes to celebrate this upcoming Mother’s Day weekend, acknowledging, thanking, and caring for the mothers within your church family is key in uplifting the body of Christ.