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10 Super-Sweet Homemade Mother's Day Crafts for Kids

Kristine is an expert editor, writer and 'The Office' binger.

Keep your store-bought gifts this Mother's Day

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A homemade gift — one that kids put time, effort and a whole lot of love into — is pretty much always a superior Mother's Day gift to a dozen long-stem roses and jewelry. Plenty of moms will tell you about how a trinket made with their kid's tiny hands makes them melt and explode all at the same time (we still haven't been able to figure out this phenomenon, but it's definitely a thing) — especially if it involves the words "I love you" and/or "Happy Mother's Day" scribbled in crayon.

Here are 10 homemade Mother's Day crafts for kids that are basically guaranteed to elicit tears (or at least awwws).

More: 12 Mother's Day Gifts That Are So Much Better Than Flowers

1. Fingerprint butterfly mug painting

Keep your store-bought gifts this Mother's Day
Image: The Best Ideas for Kids

What an easy project: All you need are plain white mugs, some paint and a finger or two to make this adorable mug.

2. Clay handprint jewelry dish

Keep your store-bought gifts this Mother's Day
Image: Crafty Morning

Who wouldn't want a little one's hand-turned-clay jewelry dish? You only need three supplies for this gift — air-dry clay, a knife and a bowl — and, of course, one very tiny hand. No baking required.

Next: DIY jewelry box

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