Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts and Activities

Make this Mother’s Day extra special with homemade gifts and activities. This year, especially, we encourage you to give your mom an extra dose of appreciation! Here is a list of homemade DIYs, activities, and recipes that are perfect for doing just that! We are so grateful to all of the mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, and women everywhere who guide, teach, nurture, and empower us everyday!

Awesome DIY Gifts for Mom

Upcycle ordinary materials into extraordinary gifts!

Growing Flowers Pop-Up Card

Make a unique Mother’s Day card with this quick and fun pop-up project using materials you may already have. Once you get all your shapes cut out, you’ll see how fun and easy it is to put it together!

Learn more: Growing Flowers Pop-Up Card

Flower Wreaths

Create a colorful spring wreath out of simple blooms. Use string or wire to make a crown fit for a queen!

Learn more: Flower Wreaths

Paper Flower Bouquet

If you don’t have access to fresh flowers, fabricate vibrant paper blooms. Dip coffee filters into watercolor paint to make a beautiful bouquet.

Learn more: Paper Flower Bouquet

Bath Bombs

Splish splash, let’s add a little science to the bath! These homemade bath bomb are the perfect spa present for mom (and include a fizzy science lesson.) You can add a personal touch by making them her favorite color.

Learn more: Bath Bombs

DIY Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrub is a soothing treat for tired hands and feet. Because this recipe uses simple ingredients, it’s a fun project that little ones can make. 

Learn more: DIY Sugar Scrub

Celery Stamped Napkins

Get ready for Mother’s Day brunch with these personalized stamped napkins. All you need is a stalk of celery and some paint to create this useful gift. You can also try out different vegetable patterns such as bell peppers, okras, or lotus roots.

Learn more: Celery Stamped Napkins

Activities To Do Together

Spend the day having some serious fun!

Start a Small Herb Garden

You don’t need a backyard to plant a garden together. Start by planting herbs in pots to place on a sunny windowsill. 

Learn more: Start a Small Herb Garden

Make an Art Scrapbook

Make a scrapbook with mom using recycled gift wrap and cardboard. Use it to record family memories and moments together. 

Learn more: Make an Art Scrapbook

Host a Tea Party

Host a family tea party! Set the table with mismatched dishes, assemble these Afternoon Tea Sandwiches and brew a pot of tea! To make it extra special, create homemade invitations.

Learn more: Host a Tea Party

Recipes for Mother’s Day

Make Mother’s Day extra delicious with these fun kid-friendly recipes!

Green Smoothie

Start mom off with a healthful green juice! Tear up some greens, add fruit, and blend!

Learn more: Green Smoothie

Homemade Granola

All you need to make a good granola is a handful of ingredients. Mix up some oats, nuts, and seeds with sweetness and toast until golden brown. Serve over yogurt for a nutritious breakfast treat.

Learn more: Homemade Granola

Animal Bread Rolls

Baking bread is a fun at-home activity to do with mom. Shape pre-made dough into awesome animal forms and serve for Mother’s Day brunch.

Learn more: Animal Bread Rolls

Rainbow Kebabs

Serve mom all the colors of the rainbow with this delicious and healthy snack! Pick out fruits to follow the colors of the rainbow using a variety of available fruit.  

Learn more: Rainbow Kebabs

Mini Quiche

This Mini Quiche recipe makes multiple varieties to keep the whole family happy!

Learn more: Mini Quiche

Seriously Fun Projects for Mom to Fuel HER Creativity

Stock up on these KiwiCo crates to make every day Mother’s Day!

Ombre Soap Making Kit

Have some clean fun together! Craft and customize two kinds of colorful, crystal-inspired soaps for mom.

Learn more: Ombre Soap Making Kit

Light up Wire Art

Build two custom electronic art pieces with EL wire. Choose from five existing templates, or create your own from scratch.

Learn more: Light up Wire Art

Punch Needle Pillow

Explore textile art with a project that packs a serious punch! It’s an easy (but time consuming) technique that is perfect for team effort!

Learn more: Punch Needle Pillow

Fun and Functional Furniture

Light up a love for material science by building an adjustable articulated desk lamp. Fulfill your engineering desktiny by constructing an adjustable tilt-and-fold desk. Then build a pair of stereo headphones that turns electrical energy into stunning stereo sound!

Learn more: Eureka Crate Fun and Functional

Stencil Book Holder

Design your very own stencils, then use them to create a colorful canvas-bound book holder and anything else you’d like to stencil!

Learn more: Stencil Book Holder

For more fun crates to make with mom all year long, check out the Eureka, Doodle and Maker Crate Lines at KiwiCo.com or the Arts & Crafts crate collection on the KiwiCo Store!

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