Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts – Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids

April 28, 2009 · Print This Article

These Homemade Mother’s Day gifts are just the ticket for kids to craft.  This cup and saucer flower holder is so easy to make that a three year old can easily participate.  I gathered my grand kids around the kitchen table  to make this simple mother’s day craft projects for their moms.   A few of them were a bit disappointed they couldn’t give the gift to their moms immediately and had to wait a week for Mother’s Day.


The first mother’s day craft is Cup and Saucer Flower Folder.


The supplies you’ll need are simple.    Some of the grands and I went to the local thrift store and  found a great variety of cups and matching saucers.  We paid about $.50 cent for each piece.  Then off to the craft store to purchase the “flower frogs.”  Now just try and explain to at 3 year old why they are called “frogs” when you really don’t know yourself.  We found our frogs at Michaels Craft Store.  There were 3 to a package.  We purchased the smallest size.   We also bought E6000 glue.  This glue is used to hold mirrors into place.  It is a clear glue strong glue.   We also purchase a bit of ribbon that we will use to attach the mother’s day tag to the handle of the cup.  Of course you will need the tags… which are offered at the bottom of this post.    If you run across tea cups from a child’s tea set or a very small ceramic container… pick them up too.  They make darling flower holders for the dandelions and small flower bunches the kids bring in from the yard.  Last of all..  you will need flowers.


Apply the glue to the bottom of the “flower frog”


Place the “flower frog” inside the cup.   Little ones may need a little helping placing the frog in the center.  Allow the glue to dry.


The tags can be run off on Avery sticker paper and attached to a larger paper backing, or you can run them off on matte photo paper.  My grands chose their own tags, we cut them out and they signed their names.  Insert a hole in the tag and thread the ribbon and tie it to the handle of the cup.


On mother’s day… insert the flower into the “flower frog” and fill the cup with water.  (We purchased our flowers at Costco… and one bunch filled 8 cups.)  You could also scour the neighborhood for tulips and daffodils of you only have a couple of cups to fill.  I have neighbor’s who are  pretty willing to share their a few of their blossoms.

Watch the grands in action.  They had such a good time crafting their mother’s day gifts.


Our second homemade Mother’s Day gift is a Pedestal Cookie Plate.


Again… the supplies are very simple.   During our trip to the local thrift store, we purchased large salad plates.  Pretty ones were a bit harder to come by… but we got what we needed.  Antique plates are fun for this project.  You will also need  glass candle holders.  We found them in various shapes and sizes and they were in abundance at the thrift store.    The E6000 glue is also used to attach the plate to the candle holder.  Don’t forget a bit of ribbon so you can attach your mother’s day tag.


Apply the glue to the top of the candle holder.


Turn the plate upside down so you can place the candle holder in the middle of the plate back.  Let it set for a few minutes before you turn it upright.


Attach the tag to the pedestal base with the ribbon.


Fill the plate with cookies or small slices of cake… cover the plate with plastic wrap.  The kids will be thrilled to present this to their mom’s or grandmothers on Mother’s Day.

Again… watch my two cute grand daughters, Ella and Claire  put this mother’s day craft together.


Now if you want these free mother’s day tags… simply give us your name and e-mail address and we’ll send you the download link.  If you’re already receiving free Insightful Nana downloads… you will not have to sign in again.  I’ll  automatically send these tags to you.

Make sure and watch the videos so you can see how easy these homemade mother’s day gifts are for your kids or grand kids to make.

Have fun with this mother’s day craft.

Till Later,

Kathy Griffiths
Insightful Nana

P.S. This kids loved these Mother’s day printable they colored. Best of all they are a free download.

P.P.S.  Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts are just the best.  I remember getting  homemade gifts the kids made in school.  I still have them… they are priceless to me.


16 Responses to “Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts – Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids”

  1. PollyNo Gravatar on April 28th, 2009 12:04 pm

    These are the cutest things! Not only will I share these crafts, I will make them myself.

  2. adminNo Gravatar on April 28th, 2009 1:57 pm

    Thanks Polly

    They are really fun and so inexpensive to make. Great for these economic down times.

  3. ChristineNo Gravatar on April 29th, 2009 5:12 am

    Kathy..I tried to contact you thru your InsightfulNana website. …it didn’t work.

    Here’s my question: the cup/saucer flower holder and plate/candle holder server are wonderful ideas. Is the cup glued to the saucer? I was wondering if it wasn’t, if I would tip over. I didn’t see any of the kids’ cups move, so was wondering if they were glued to the saucer. thanks!

  4. adminNo Gravatar on April 29th, 2009 10:35 am


    Good question. I guess you could glue the cup to the saucer but I have not found a need to do so. We did not attach the cup to the saucer. I did not find that the cup ever turned over… even when the cup was filled with flowers that were on the tall side.


  5. Bargain BabeNo Gravatar on April 29th, 2009 2:17 pm

    Great ideas! Love the mini-pedestal you create. I’m making a memory jar for my mom. I’m writing down some of my favorite memories of her and things I appreciate about her and putting them into a jar. Tie with a bow and voila! A great, sentimental gift that costs almost nothing!

    You can read my other suggestions for gifts from the heart – not the wallet – at http://www.bargainbabe.com/2009/04/09/12-mothers-day-gifts-from-the-heart-not-the-wallet/

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  7. MaryNo Gravatar on May 1st, 2009 12:21 pm

    How cute are these!!!!!!! Love them!!!! What a darling idea. I can make these with the grandchildren—-but I’m going to have to make some for myself too!!! I have some candle holders just waiting to be glued.

    Your tags are cute too—-but I do rubber stamping and I’ll be able to use my stamps to create the tags myself. I plan to coordinate the ink and stamps to the plates and cups I use.

    Thanks for the creative excitement today!!

  8. adminNo Gravatar on May 1st, 2009 4:03 pm

    I’m glad you find the idea beneficial. Your idea of matching the plate and cup to the stamp tag is great. Thanks for commenting

  9. Claus D JensenNo Gravatar on May 5th, 2009 10:29 am

    Hi Kathy!

    Cool idea with the videos!

    Good job! 🙂

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  12. teenage diet planNo Gravatar on December 15th, 2009 11:44 pm

    I guess you could glue the cup to the saucer but I have not found a need to do so. We did not attach the cup to the saucer. thanks..

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  14. LynnNo Gravatar on April 20th, 2012 10:19 am

    A good gift for young kids to give their Mom’s is colorable Mother’s Day pictures http://www.thecolor.com/Category/Coloring/Mothers%20Day.aspx?holiday

  15. PamelaNo Gravatar on May 6th, 2012 2:23 pm

    Delightful ideas! And your tutorials take all the guess work out of the projects. Thank you for clear instructions!

  16. KathrynNo Gravatar on June 17th, 2012 12:53 pm

    Thank you!. I’m happy that you are enjoying the projects.

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