Every child wants something special to give as a Mother’s Day gift. These four kid-made gifts are a perfect way for boys and girls to say “I love you,” with a beautiful and one-of-a-kind keepsake.
Hey, Dads (and Moms who need a gift idea for Grandma) . . .
Think about a handmade card, jewelry, AND a Keepsake Box; these provide everything you need to create a kid-made gift package that comes from the heart. They’re perfect for mothers, grandmas, aunts, or that “You’re Like a Mother to Us” special person in your life.
“My love for you is SKY HIGH” Paper Airplane Card
Card-making involves paper, folding, and words of love. This card is no different . . . except that this one also comes with its own delivery system. Let your children send their Mother’s Day cards via AIR MAIL with a PAPER AIRPLANE CARD.
Your child may already know how to make a paper airplane. But, in case you need a quick refresher, here’s a basic model:
- Fold a piece of paper in half the long way to make a crease, and open it back up.
- Fold two top corners in and down until the tips touch the center crease.
- Fold the paper in half again (along the center crease), so the “wings” are now on top of each other.
- Fold down one wing on each side until it is even with the center crease at the bottom of the airplane.
That’s it! It’s time to decorate your Air Mail card.
Take off with the airplane theme by having (or helping) your child use crayons to write a message on each wing like, “You make my heart SOAR,” or “My love for you is SKY HIGH.”
Then have your child use crayons or alphabet stamps to write or stamp “MOM” (or “NANA” or a special someone’s name) all over the body of the plane. You could also decorate the rest of the Airplane Card with a Deluxe Happy Handle Stamp set (which includes lovely Mother’s Day card embellishments like flowers, stars, sunshine faces, and balloons).
Have children secretly hide their name somewhere on the paper airplane to be “discovered.” Add the date or their age, too, if you wish.
Your Paper Airplane Card is ready to
ZOOM into the ROOM on Mother’s Day!
(Make sure to give everyone a quick heads-up before throwing your Airplane Card.) You know what Mom always said: “It’s all fun and games till someone loses an eye.” Be nice to your mother . . . especially on Mother’s Day!
Kid-Made Wooden Keepsake Box (…& JEWELRY to go inside!)
Our Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Heart Box kit comes with everything you need for your child to paint, glitter, and stunningly BEJEWEL a heart-shaped wooden keepsake box for Mom. Children can use the glitter glue pen to write “MOM” on the outside of the lid and to write a message of love or their name and the date on the inside of the lid. Tuck chocolates (or maybe even some earrings from Dad!) inside the box for a special Mother’s Day surprise.
If you’re really on a “make-it-yourself” kick, take it to the next level and make your own handmade jewelry to go inside the keepsake box. One to try: our Craft & Create Friendship Bracelets. This set includes over a dozen styles of bracelets (or rings), plus easy-to-follow illustrated instructions for kids.
Our Bead Bouquet Deluxe Wooden Bead set includes 8 multicolored cords that can be cut to size (for necklaces, bracelets, or anklets), as well as 220 handcrafted heart, flower, and butterfly beads – so kids can design a truly unique piece of homemade jewelry for Mom.
Everyone loves getting kid-made gifts and cards. The time, creativity, and effort that go into making them is a loving GIFT in itself.
We hope these ideas inspire you to thank someone special in your life on Mother’s Day, for all the thoughtful things she does for you year-round!
More KID-MADE GIFT IDEAS for Mother’s Day:
- Kid-Made Jewelry Dish
- Butterfly Pen (if you didn’t get a chance to make one for an Easter centerpiece)
- Mother’s Day Gifts from A-Z
- Beaded Necklaces for Mom
Keep on crafting with your kids! It’s a great way to hone important skills like sorting, counting, and fine-motor coordination.
Thanks for making time in your busy schedule for Creative Play, Every Day.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
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