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).
1. Fingerprint butterfly mug painting
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
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.
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