Sweet Mother’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

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Helping a toddler or preschooler make a gift for mom this year? You’ll love this list of adorable Mother’s Day card ideas for kids to help you find the perfect way to shower her with love!

DIY mother's day cards for kids to make

Mother’s Day is an annual celebration in my countries that honors mothers, grandmothers and mother figures. In the United States this holiday is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May.

As a mom of three, one of my very favorite gifts to receive from my children is a handmade card. I truly treasure them them, even the incredibly simple ones.

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Mother’s Day with your preschoolers or other young children, helping them make a card is a wonderful way to include them in making the mom in their life feel extra special. This collection of homemade cards are simple, easy and perfect for kids of all ages.

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What Do You Write in a Mother’s Day Card from Kids?

The beauty of young artists is that their cards for special occasions can be short and sweet! For Mother’s Day cards, keep the message simple. If they’re old enough to write, you can write out a short message that they can copy into the card themselves.

Here are a few examples of what to write in a Mother’s Day card for kids once you’ve created a card:

  • Happy Mother’s Day!
  • I love you Mama.
  • You are the best.
  • My mom is #1.
  • Thank you mommy for all you do.
  • I love mommy!

13 Easy Mother’s Day Cards for Preschoolers

This collection of Mother’s Day card ideas for kids includes some of our favorites from around the internet. With handprint cards, flower cards and so many adorable references to the moms in our life, these cards are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kids of all ages to make.

All of the projects on this list either use templates, printables or require basic craft supplies you probably already have on hand!

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Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers Card

Make an easy DIY Mother’s Day handprint flower craft by using a free, printable template and following the step-by-step instructions! The downloadable file includes three different images for one to three kids to add their handprints as the flower petals, making it a great easy options for families with more than one child. This kid-made card is sure to make mom smile!

Get the Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers Card from Mimosas & Motherhood

Mother’s Day Sloth Card

This is Heartwarming DIY Sloth card Mother’s Day Card from Inspiring Savings is made with a printable template, making it extra easy peasy. Plus, the sleepy mommy and baby sloths are so cute!

Get the DIY Sloth Card from Inspiring Savings

Flower Basket Paper Weaving Craft

This Mother’s Day card doubles as a fine motor activity, as kids get to color, cut and weave! Made with a free printable template, your little ones get to create their own basket full of flowers to give mom on her special day.

Get the Flower Basket Paper Weaving Craft from Red Ted Art

3-D Mother’s Day Cards

Your little ones will love creating these 3-D cards, and you’ll love how simple this craft is. Just print the file on cardstock, color and cut! Your kids can give these creations to a loved one as a card or use it as decor, and the mom in their life will enjoy it as a special keepsake for years to come.

Get the 3D Mother’s Day Cards from Rock Your Homeschool

DIY mother's day cards

Floral Handmade Mother’s Day Card

Washi tape has so many uses, and is one of the main craft supplies in this Floral Handmade Mother’s Day card. Zero skills are required to make this cute card, as you’ll be placing stickers and using markers!

Get the Floral Handmade Mother’s Day Card from DIY Candy

Pineapple and Sloth Mother’s Day Cards

ConservaMom has come up with a two-for-one Mother’s Day card that kids can make! The first one is an adorable Pineapple Mother’s day card, and the second is a Sloth Mother’s day Card perfect. They’re both so cute and such great Mother’s Day card ideas for kids. They also make an easy Mother’s Day craft for older kids, too.

Get the Pineapple and Sloth Mother’s Day Cards from ConservaMom

Easy Origami Flower Card

Origami is the art of folding paper into designs, and this simple tutorial shows you how to make a simple flower card with folded paper. It would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift, or a special card for other days you want to celebrate mom, too (like on her birthday). This cute little card is a fun project that younger kids will need a little help with.

Get the Origami Flower Card Full Tutorial from Fluxing Well

Printable Mother’s Day Coloring Cards

These printable Mother’s Day Coloring Cards let little ones put their own special touch on a keepsake card that’s simple and easy to make. Just print the three coloring options and use crayons, glitter, stickers, paints… whatever art supplies you have on hand! This is the perfect card for younger children still learning to color.

Get the Printable Mother’s Day Coloring Cards from Crafts by Amanda

DIY mother's day card ideas for kids to make

How to Make a Mother’s Day Card with Celery

I can’t get over how adorable this Mother’s Day art is, and it was made using celery as a stamp! How creative and a fun way to use up that celery in your fridge, too.

Get the Celery Mother’s Day Card from Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Pop Up Heart Card Printable

We heart crafty things, especially EASY crafty things like printable Mother’s Day cards. This simple craft is made using a printable heart to color and decorate. No special skills or supplies needed for this DIY card! You can print it on regular paper or a piece of cardstock.

Get the Pop Up Heart Card Printable from Red Ted Art

Pressed Flower Greeting Card

Pressed flowers are such a meaningful keepsake, and creating handmade cards for mom using pressed flowers is a wonderful opportunity for your child to work on a new skill, too! Our family has pressed pretty flowers from our garden for years, and I love the idea of incorporate those pretty petals into a special Mother’s Day card too.

Get the Pressed Flower Greeting Card from Fluxing Well

Cupcake Liner Flower Card

Celebrate your Mom or Grandma this Mother’s Day with a homemade vase of colorful cupcake liner flowers paired with a printable vase. She’ll love her bouquet of cupcake liner flowers!

Get the Cupcake Liner Flowers from Little Bins for Little Hands

Handprint Card for Grandma

Many families choose to also recognize the impact grandmother’s have on their family on Mother’s Day, and this adorable handprint craft was specifically created for that, using a free template printed on card stock or craft paper.

The printable says “Grandma, yours will always be my favorite hand to hold,” with a faint peach handprint that is meant to represent her hand. Your child can then add their little handprint over it for a beautiful keepsake! The best part is the file comes with 4 options to choose from: Grandma, Nana, Abuela or Granny.

Get the Handprint Card for Grandma from Mimosas & Motherhood

Which homemade Mother’s Day card on this list is your favorite?

If you enjoyed this craft, be sure to pin it on Pinterest using the image below to make it easier to find next time!

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