Mother’s Day Craft Activities for the Whole Family

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When you’re a mom, priorities change. It’s always others before themselves. Celebrating Mother’s Day with mom doesn’t have to be expensive. Moms are happy to spend a relaxing time at home with the family. If you don’t have any plans yet on what to do for Mother’s Day, try doing arts and crafts activities with the entire family. Arts and crafts can help strengthen the bond between moms and their kids easily. Try these creative ways on how to spend Mother’s Day at home.


Craft Activities for Mother’s Day

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Arts and crafts can be so much fun, especially if you’re able to create something new together with family and friends. This Mother’s Day, you can spend quality time without having to spend much or go outside just to make the celebration more special. You don’t need to be an artist to be able to recreate these craft projects. Try these with the whole family.


Make a crayon candle.


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Do you have broken crayons lying around the house? It’s time to give them a new look! Turn them into something cute and useful for mom. Learn how to make a crayon candle by following these simple steps:


What You Need:

  • Old or broken crayons
  • Soy wax flakes (You can also reuse old candles.)
  • Candle wick
  • Heat-resistant glass containers or small mason jars (Use recycled ones if you have any.)
  • Double broiler (You can DIY using a pot and an empty can.)
  • Wooden sticks (for stirring)
  • Essential oiis or scents (optional)



  1. Sort the crayons out per color. Remove the crayon labels and chop into tiny pieces.
  2. Line your glass containers or mason jars and place the candlewicks at the center of each jar.
  3. Fill the pot with water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn heat into low.
  4. Pour a cup of soywax flakes into the empty can and place it in the pot. Wait for the wax to melt. Make sure to stir occasionally.
  5. Once the soywax is melted, add the chopped crayons inside and allow to melt.
  6. When everything is melted, add a few drops of essential oils or scents as desired.
  7. Carefully pour the melted mixture into the jars and allow to cool.
  8. Once the first layer is done cooling and hardening, repeat the process with another color. Make sure to allow the layers to harden and cool down before pouring another layer.


These candles are a great personalized gifts for any occasion. If it’s your first time making this, you can watch this video tutorial as a guide:

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Make Painted Rock Plant Tags


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For the gardening mom or the plant mom, this craft activity is perfect! You only need simple art materials and a few rocks to enjoy this activity. Here’s how you can make painted rock plant tags:


What You Need:

  • Rocks – flat ones are preferred (You can get these from your own garden or purchase from your local gardening store or hardware.)
  • Outdoor acrylic paints
  • Mixing plate
  • Paintbrushes
  • Top coat or varnish



  1. Wash the rocks with soap and water so they’re free from dusts and dirt. Allow the rocks to dry.
  2. Paint your designs on the rocks. Get creative! Let them dry.
  3. Once dry, apply a coat of varnish on the painted rocks so the designs are protected from rain and other elements.
  4. Decorate your garden.


This easy craft is just so much fun to do. These painted rocks will bring a colorful vibe to your mom’s garden. Watch this video for a guided tutorial on how to do this art activity.

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Make Stenciled Kitchen Towels

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Finally, grab some of your old kitchen towels or any fabric that you have. It’s time to spruce up their looks. You can do some DIY stenciled kitchen towels that your mom can use everyday. Here are the materials you need and the instructions on how to make these:


What You Need:

  • Stencils (You can make one or you can purchase them from craft stores.)
  • Acrylic paints or fabric paints
  • Fabric painting medium
  • Foam brush or pouncers
  • Tea or kitchen towels (washed and ironed)
  • Spray adhesive (to keep the stencils in place)
  • White foam board or a work surface (lined with paper for paint protection)



  1. Lay the tea towels flatly on the work surface. Make sure that the work station is lined with paper or anything that can protect the area from paint stains.
  2. Mix the fabric medium and acrylic paint based on the instructions on the label.
  3. Spray the adhesive at the back of the stencil and place the stencil on the tea towels.
  4. Start adding the paint mixture on your stencil using the foam brushes and foam pouncers. Apply paint as necessary or depending on your preference. Don’t push the brushes down too hard on the fabric to avoid bleeding.
  5. Once you’re done with the first part of the design, wash your stencil first with soap and water. Let it dry before using it again on your tea towels. This step is important to avoid any bleeding or messy paint smears on the towels.
  6. Allow the fabric to dry for at least 24 to 48 hours.
  7. Once dry, set the design using your iron at a low setting. Iron the back of the fabric for at least 30 seconds.
  8. You can machine wash the towels on gentle cycle settings and hand to dry.


Once done, you’ll see the beautiful designs you made together with the family. You’ll remember Mother’s Day daily because of this DIY project. You can check out the video below to have an idea on how to do this art activity.

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Try these simple but fun arts and crafts activities this Mother’s Day. We’re sure you’ll enjoy every moment you spend with your loved ones while you create beautiful works of art.


Craft Kits for Mother’s Day

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If you don’t have art materials at home, you can simply get pre-made craft kits that you can share with everyone at home. Here are some of our favorites ones.

(1) Melissa & Doug Decorate Your Own Heart Box Craft Kit

This kit includes all the materials you need to make a lovely gift box for mom. It includes one wooden heart box, 4 paint pots, a paintbrush, a glitter glue, a white glue, and 12 gem stickers. Kids and adults are sure to love this kit! You can purchase this from Amazon.

(2) DIY Head Wooden Silhouette Wreath Template for Mother’s Day

Paint, decorate, and beautify this wooden silhouette template. Each kit includes this wooden cutout that you can decorate and get creative with. Order this now from Amazon.

(3) Senbos Art Craft 3D Picture Frame DIY Button Bouquet Kit

Give mom flowers that can last forever. This DIY Button Bouquet Kit is a creative way to show mom you really care about her. Kids and their parents can create a variety of flower arrangements using the buttons and other craft materials. Get this kit now from Amazon.

(4) Bukm Flower Craft Kit for Kids

This set is another version of a flower-themed craft activity that kids can do for Mother’s Day. Kids can get imaginative and create various flowers based on their chosen design. They can make use of different mediums to finish their final gift for mom. You can purchase this kit on Amazon.

(5) Make Your Own Solar-Powered Light Up Wind Chime Kit

Here’s something different that anyone can enjoy making. This unique craft kit lets you build and design your own wind chime that’s solar powered. Once fully charged, the wind chime lights up. Mom can remember this year’s Mother’s Day because of this special gift that her kids made for her. This is available on Amazon.

(6) Oriental Cherry Arts and Crafts Rainbow Scratch and Sketch Art Paper

For this set, all you need is a wooden stick and your imagination. Create colorful messages, as well as imaginative designs that mom will appreciate on her special day. Each kit includes 24 scratch paper shapes, 24 wooden sticks, and 24 magnetic dots. You can get this kit from Amazon.

(7) Luna Bean Keepsake Hands Casting Kit

Make Mother’s Day memorable by creating something that you and mom can be proud of. This hand casting kit molds mom and child’s hands to commemorate a bond between them. Simply follow the instructions included in the kit and wait for the final piece to come out. You can get this from Amazon.

(8) 4E’s Novelty 12-Piece Craft for Kids Bug Picture Frame Magnet

For this craft, you get to customize a frame for your favorite photos. You can choose the one with mom and add cute details on the frame. Place this on the fridge so mom can get to see the finished artwork everyday. You can purchase this from Amazon.

(9) Girls Jewelry Making Kit

Create matching mom and daughter jewelries like pendants and bracelets. This kit provides all the materials needed to make trinkets that moms will enjoy making. Each kit includes 11 pendant trays, 4 beads, 11 glass cabochons, 5 necklace chains, 4 string necklaces and more. You can grab one of these kits from Amazon.

(10) MindWare Paint Your Own Porcelain Vase

Finally, this kit lets you decorate your own porcelain vase. Add some of mom’s favorite flowers in and you’ll get an instant gift for Mother’s Day. Each kit includes 3 5-inch tall vases, 12-color porcelain paint tubs, and 1 paintbrush. Order this now on Amazon.


Moms and their kids can spend quality time together through these fun arts and crafts kits. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show mom how much you appreciate them so what better way to do this by doing something fun with them? Get your hands on these kits and celebrate Mother’s Day in a creative way.


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