14 Mothers Day Card Ideas for Kids

Our Mum’s really are special, aren’t they? From helping us learn to walk and talk, to picking us up and dropping us off a gazillion times as teenagers, not to mention the countless loads of washing, all those packed lunches and Sunday roast dinners she’s cooked; our mums will do almost anything for us and because of that, they deserve very special treatment, particularly on Mother’s Day! 

Making homemade Mother’s Day cards is a great way to show you care for and appreciate your mum, grandma, auntie or mother-figure. When you create a handmade Mother’s Day Card, you’re not just making a card, you’re making a keepsake she’ll treasure for years to come that’s thoughtful and unique - that’s not something you can buy in a card shop! 

We are all guilty of taking our mums for granted a little and not truly appreciating all they do for us until we’re a bit older, that’s why it’s important to try and help children recognise how special their mums are, and to encourage them to express themselves creatively too. So, why not get them to choose their favourite DIY Mother’s Day card to make from our list of ideas for crafty kids! Help them understand at an early age that Mums deserve to be spoiled with Homemade cards - You’ll both enjoy making these fun homemade designs too! 

We’ve chosen handmade Mother’s Day cards that are quick and easy to make, and they won’t cost the earth either, as you can pick up most of these supplies at The Works. 

 

Mother's Day Card Supplies

 

 

1. Cupcake Case Flower Card

 

Supplies
●    Regular size and mini size cupcake liners
●    Buttons
●    5-inch by 7-inch blank cards
●    Green crayon 
●    Tacky glue
●    Glue stick

Equipment
●    Happy Mother’s Day stamp
●    Ink pad

Follow the tutorial for cupcake case flower cards.

Cupcake case flower card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Origami Tulip Card

Make your tulip heads in a few minutes and then stick them to a watercolour card before adding your stems and background using watercolours.


Supplies
●    Pink (or whatever colour you like) post-it notes
●    Watercolour paints
●    Watercolour card
●    Glue stick

Equipment
●    Watercolour brushes

Follow the tutorial for making tulips and the post-it note craft tutorial.

 

Origami tulip card with paints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Pop-up Flower Garden Card


Supplies
●    Card stock
●    Green card
●    Assorted scraps of coloured paper
●    Black pen
●    Glue Stick

Equipment
●    Scissors

Follow the tutorial for this lovely pop-up flower garden card craft.

Pop up flower garden card example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Cactus Plant Card

 

Supplies
●    Coloured cardstock
●    Glue
●    Black marker
●    Pencil
●    Mini flower embellishments

Follow the tutorial for this fun cactus plant card craft.

Cactus plant card craft

 


5. Mama Bird Card

 

Supplies

●    White and coloured card stock
●    PVA glue

Equipment
●    Computer and printer
●    Scissors or craft knife
●    Hole punch

Follow the tutorial for this mama bird card craft.

Mama bird and baby bird paper craft card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. String Art Flower Card 

 

Supplies
●    Card stock
●    Pencil
●    Yarn
●    Pom poms
●    Glue

Equipment
●    Scissors
●    Flower template
●    Thick needle

Follow the tutorial to make this sweet string art flower card.

Colourful string art flower card craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. I Whaley Love you Mum!
 

Supplies
●   Blue and white paper stock
●   Black sharpie
●   Glue

Equipment
●   Scissors

Follow the tutorial to make the paper whale for this I Whaley Love You Mum card!

Whale card for Mum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


8. You are My Sunshine Card

 

Supplies
●   Fusilli pasta shapes
●   Yellow paint
●   White cardstock
●   Black sharpie
●   Glue

Equipment
●   Paintbrush

Follow the steps for this fun pasta sunshine craft

You are my sunshine pasta craft card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


9. Lion Card

 

Supplies
●   Cardstock
●   Paint – yellow, gold and brown
●   Cardboard
●   Black sharpie
●   Glue stick
●   Scissors

Follow the steps to make this fun lion card for Mums.

Paint and carboard lion card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Unicorn Card
 

Supplies
●   White cardstock
●   Pink cardstock
●   Gold cardstock
●   Black sharpie
●   Paper flowers
●   Glue stick
●   Tacky glue

Equipment
●   Unicorn card template (on tutorial page)
●   Scissors

Follow the tutorial for this fun unicorn-shaped card.

Colourful unicorn shaped card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Handprint Butterfly Cards
 

Supplies
●    Cardstock
●    Small googly eyes
●    Black sharpie
●    Pom poms
●    Felt or paint for decorating the wings
●    Glue 

Follow this step by step guide to make butterfly handprint cards.

Fun handprint cut-outs of butterflies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Pop-up Cupcake Card

 

Supplies
●    Cardstock
●    Large craft sticks
●    Glue stick
●    Decorations of your choice

Equipment
●    Printable cupcake pattern (find this on the tutorial page)
●    Kids photo
●    Scissors

Follow the tutorial for this fun pop-up cupcake photo card.

Pop-up cupcake photo card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Heart Pop-up Card

 

Supplies
●    Coloured paper
●    Coloured pens
●    Glue stick
●    Pastel paper

Equipment
●    Scissors
●    Pencil

Make your own heart pop-cup card following the tutorial.

Heart pop-up inside card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Tulip Card

 

●    12 x 12 light pink cardstock
●    Bright pink cardstock
●    Green cardstock
●    Green pipe cleaners
●    Brown cardstock
●    Alphabet lettering stickers
●    Glue Stick

Follow the steps to make your own tulip card.
Fun homemade tulip card

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