7 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Kids’ Crafts Ideas

Mother’s Day is May 8th and if you need some last-minute ideas, we got you covered. These are some fun ideas you can do with the little ones to make a fun gift for mom. So, head to the crafts store, dollor tree or big box store and get started on a fun exciting project for the mom in your life. These projects will need adult participation and supervision. 

Other supplies needed for these crafts are paint trays, scissors, and paint brushes.

7 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Kids’ Crafts Idea 

Picture Frames

Custom picture frames with the cutest photo of your little one is always a great gift. You just need to get an unfinished wood frame, paint it any color you want and design it how you want. You can freehand the design or use a paint stencil.  Gems and stickers are great additions to the frames too. This craft doesn’t take too long to create. 


Rustic Signs

Nothing like a rustic sign. The crafts stores usually have so many unique stencils so you can make a sign for the office, kitchen, living room, laundry room or anywhere really. And this is another easy craft to make and it doesn’t take too long to make the signs. Ray and Ry’s mom loves quotes so we used paint stencils that had quotes. Use any pencil stencil you want and make a unique sign.

Canvas Pouch

A pouch you can use for makeup, trinkets, supplies or any small objects. You can do this project many different ways. You can use fabric paint and freehand design or use a paint stencil. For the ones in the picture, we used iron-on transfers and embroidered stickers. 

Shadow Box

This project does take some time to create. You can get any size shadow box you want. The younger the child, the smaller the shadow box. You have to take it apart and glue the flowers or any embellishment you want. I found that using a hot glue gun made this quicker and less messy.  Also using flowers or embellishments with tacky backs is great for little ones. 

Once done gluing everything, you have to put it back together and you can paint a word, phrase or quote on the front. That’s completely optional and you can use glass paint for that.  

This is an 11×14 shadow box and it was quite the project to put together. 

Tote Bags

Ray and Ry’s mom and grandma love tote bags. So if you have a mom in your life that loves tote bags, this could be a great gift. Tote bags come in so many sizes, variations and colors. So make Mom a unique bag that everyone will wonder where she got it. You can use fabric paint or an iron on transfer for this project. The ones pictured above were made with paint and a paint stencil. 

And this is a tote bag with an iron-on transfer. 

Wood Box

You can get any sized unfinished wood box you want. Our Dollar Tree had these unique wood shape boxes and we had to make a fun craft with them. Great to hold supplies and little trinkets. You can paint it all one color and leave it alone. Or you can add words to the boxes as well. 

These are some other boxes we did as well. We also got these boxes from Dollar Tree. 

Canvas Painting 

For the mom that loves home d├ęcor and unique art. This is a fun project to do with little ones. Pick out any size canvas you want. Find the perfect stencil and get to painting. Make sure to tape down the stencil and a stencil brush is great but a paint brush works just fine. Remember the less paint the better so it doesn’t smudge and ooze. 


These are the last-minute kids’ crafts ideas for Mother’s Day. Just have fun creating something new for mom. Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!