With Mother’s Day just around the corner, kids are thinking about making something special for Mom’s big day. Preschoolers, in particular, get so excited about making something for their mothers. At this age, kids need simple projects that don’t take a lot of time to complete. Luckily, we’ve rounded up more than 21 perfect preschool Mother’s Day crafts for your 3 and 4-year-olds to make.
Whether you’re a preschool teacher or a spouse helping your child make something special to give to Mom, you’ll find an easy craft that she’ll love. DIY photo frames, flower pots, handprint art, and jewelry are just a few of the simple projects to put a smile on Mom’s face.
Get started on one of these easy Mother’s Day crafts today to have it ready just in time. Don’t forget to make a Mother’s Day card to go along with your gift!
What Can a 3-Year-Old Make for Mother’s Day?
Three-year-olds are at that wonderful age where they feel like they can tackle any project successfully. That’s a wonderful thing, especially when it comes to art! However, they’re just beginning to build their fine motor skills when it comes to working with scissors, writing, and drawing. Keep your homemade Mother’s Day gifts super simple for this age group.
Good projects for 3-year-olds include:
- Fingerprint art
- Handprint crafts
- Footprint art
- Crafts that allow for messy painting techniques
- Crafts with simple lines to cut
What Can a 4-Year-Old Make for Mother’s Day?
Four-year-olds are refining their fine motor skills. They’re a little more adept with scissors, pencils, crayons, and paintbrushes than children a year younger. For this age group, some lovely preschool Mother’s Day craft ideas include:
- Painted flower pots
- Button art
- Pretty flower bouquet made with paper flowers
- DIY photo frames with photos of themselves inside
However, most young kids can handle all the cute crafts we’ve put together. Let’s get started on them!
Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers
The projects below include our favorite preschool Mother’s Day craft ideas from creative bloggers who really know their stuff. The projects are simple, colorful, and fun. While we’ve geared this list toward preschoolers and their developing fine motor skills, kids of all ages will enjoy many of the DIYs.
Super Mom Craft
We all know that Moms are the real superheroes. Why not show Mom just how super she is this year with this easy superhero craft for kids.
This adorable Mothers Day craft of a Super Mom comes with an easy cut and paste craft, writing pages, and a coloring page.
Popsicle Stick Photo Frame
Start with pre-painted popsicle sticks or let your preschoolers have fun painting them in an array of colors to make these beautiful rainbow popsicle stick frames for Mom. Younger kids will need a little help attaching the metal clip and magnet because a hot glue gun is required, but gluing the sticks together is simple and can be done with school glue. Mothers can easily swap out their children’s photos thanks to the handy clip. Get the easy tutorial at Milestone Mom.
Handprint Flower Pot
Gardening mamas will love a handprint flower pot from All Things Mamma for Mother’s Day. Paint a plain terra cotta pot in a pretty color, and let the child add their handprint in a contrasting color. Plant some pretty flowers in the pot or fill it with a bouquet of candy, cozy socks, or art supplies. The photo flower decoration is a lovely touch.
Pipe Cleaner Mother’s Day Crown
How adorable is this pipe cleaner crown for Mother’s Day? Preschoolers will feel so proud presenting their mothers with homemade crowns. It’s easy to make following the tutorial from Design Improvised. It’s also totally cute, and it helps kids learn how to spell “Mom” if they don’t know already. Make it sparkly using glittery pipe cleaners and shiny pompoms.
Fingerprint Heart Keyring
This sparkly fingerprint heart keychain from Woo Jr. is a great gift idea that Mom can use and enjoy for years to come. Help the kids create some with polymer clay, glitter paint, and their own unique fingerprints. It’s a terrific gift for Grandma, too in May or even Valentines Day!
Fingerprint Butterfly Mug
Make Mom’s morning cup of coffee even better with a handmade fingerprint butterfly mug. This fun craft from The Best Ideas for Kids is so easy for little ones! You’ll need a plain white mug, some acrylic paints for the fingerprint butterflies, and a sealant to preserve the design. Make a set of coffee cups so she has a backup to use during Spring!
Spring Flower Pots
The Inspiration Edit’s spring flower pots are a wonderful choice for Mom’s special day. Paint styrofoam cups to serve as the flowerpots, and insert flowers made with tissue paper, pom poms, and popsicle sticks.
Unicorn Flower Art
Use flower petals from an array of flowers from the florist or your own backyard to make unicorn art for Mom. This free printable template from Hello Wonderful is a fun and easy project preschoolers can make independently using only their crayons, scissors to trim the flowers, and glue.
Create a colorful piece of wall decor just for Mom! This button initial craft from Honey and Lime is cute and simple. It’ll make Mom smile every time she sees her initial hanging on the wall. Making the family surname initial is another great option for this alphabet craft.
Cupcake Liner Flowers
Moms love flower crafts! Turn cupcake liners into a fun and fabulous bouquet any mother will be proud to show off. This cupcake liner flower craft from Easy Peasy and Fun is a sweet way to work the children’s photos into something Mom will love putting on display in her home. Add magnetic tape to the back to turn them into magnets!
Egg Carton Flowers
What could be cuter than bright and sunny daffodils to celebrate mothers everywhere? These egg carton daffodils from The Typical Mom are cute and creative. Preschoolers can use their fine motor skills and pincer grasp to create a vase out of Washi tape. Then, they’ll add straw stems and daffodil petals made of craft foam before adding the center, which is made with egg cartons. It’ll look so lovely hanging on the fridge this May.
More Preschool Mothers Day Crafts
DIY Pencil Holder
Recycle a tin can and turn it into an absolutely beautiful pencil holder for Mom’s desk. This idea from Fun Money Mom is simple enough for preschoolers to do most of the work. First, paint a tin can (ensuring there are no sharp edges on the top). Then, wrap the top and bottom with Washi tape. Finally, decorate the center with Washi tape and faux flowers. Excluding paint drying time, kids can make one of these pencil holders in less than half an hour.
Handprint Mason Jar
Mason jars become extra special when they’re decorated with a child’s handprints. It can then become a sweet vase to hold flowers, a pencil holder, or a canister for storing art supplies like paintbrushes or markers. Find out how to make a handprint mason jar from Fun-a-Day.
Scrabble Tile Frame
Use letter tiles and buttons to make this homemade gift for Mom! This Scrabble tile frame from Buggy and Buddy is the perfect gift for Mom, Grandma, or even a special auntie or friend who’s like a second mom to your child. Don’t forget to include a recent photo in the frame!
Heartprint Keepsake Canvases
Sentimental mamas will adore this handmade Mother’s Day gift from Messy Little Monster. Kids use their fingerprints to complete a heart-shaped keepsake craft, and it’s then paired with a darling poem that reminds Mom to treasure those tiny prints. She can keep these handprint keepsake canvases forever!
Painted potholders are wonderful handmade gifts for moms who love being in the kitchen. With some plain white potholders and a few paint colors in a cohesive color palette, kids can decorate several for the kitchen in no time at all. Find out more at Design Improvised.
Flower Thumbprint Planter
Gardening gurus will love this flower thumbprint planter from 5 Minutes for Mom. It’s one of the best ways to create something for Mom’s garden or patio that she can use year after year. Nana will love one as well, so make an extra!
Salt Dough Handprints Candle Holders
Light up Mom’s life with a salt dough handprint candle holder that she’ll treasure for years. Salt dough is easy and inexpensive to make, and handprint crafts make fantastic keepsakes. This is a really cute project for Dad to help the kids with as a Mother’s Day surprise. Add some scented tealight candles and bath bombs to complete this thoughtful gift.
Mother’s Day Painted Rocks
Follow the simple step-by-step tutorial from Projects with Kids to make cute painted rocks for Mother’s Day. Use them as paperweights for your desk or put them in the garden or your potted plants for a bit of colorful decor.
Mother’s Day Thumbprint Craft
Glued to My Crafts has a lovely fine motor craft for preschoolers making Mother’s Day thumbprint art. Spell out the message in masking tape, and let the kiddos get to work stamping their thumbprints in fun colors. It’s best to stick to just a couple of colors for a cohesive palette. After the paint dries, lift the tape to reveal clean white letters underneath. This preschool Mother’s Day craft is an adorable keepsake to remind Mom how much she’s loved!
Salt Dough Necklaces
Give Mom some bling this Mother’s Day. No, not expensive jewelry from the store — make some homemade jewelry instead. Natural Beach Living shows how to make the cutest salt dough necklaces in fun flower shapes. Kids will have so much fun making them. Add some ribbon and beads, and you’ve got a stylin’ piece of DIY jewelry for your mama to rock. Mom’s face will light up when she receives it!
Kid-Made Jewelry Dishes
Turn terra cotta plant saucers and pretty paper into kid-made jewelry dishes any mom will love. Projects with Kids shows us how to paint the tray, add decorative origami paper, and Mod Podge the dish to make the design more durable. The jewelry dishes are a great idea for jewelry-loving moms, but they can also be used to hold change, buttons, and other bits and bobs that aren’t ready to be put away yet.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of easy Mother’s Day crafts for preschoolers. Pin it to come back to it when you’re ready to make something for the special mom in your life!