7 Simple Kid’s Crafts for Mother’s Day

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Why not surprise a mom by helping her kids create a heart-felt, homemade gift to show their love this Mother’s Day? Here are 7 simple DIY gifts kids can create with a little help from you to make any mom feel special:

1. Mother’s Day Coupon Book

Download our Mother’s Day Coupon Book printable template to make an extra-thoughtful gift mom with coupons for “washing the dishes,” “folding the laundry,” and even “one hour of quiet time.” Have your little one color-in and draw on each coupon to personalize it. Complement your coupon book with an UrbanSitter gift card!


2. Yarn Wrapped Bottles

A Mother’s Day art project older kids will enjoy is creating these beautiful vases for Mom.  It’s an easy way to present a few flowers on Mom’s big day.

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via Huffington Post

3. Craft Stick Flower Pot

Another fun easy art project for kids to make on Mother’s Day is to create a colorful flower pot. Find a recycled can or other small container and craft or popsicle sticks and some glue. After the flower pot is finished, fill it with her favorite plant for a long-lasting gift that will keep her smiling.

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via Somewhat Simple

4. Baby Feet Butterflies

If you’re looking for an easy art project for Mother’s Day for a baby, using their fingerprints or footprints is a wonderful way to create sentimental art. One homemade gift for mom from a baby is to dip the baby’s feet into non-toxic washable paint and create footprints.  After the paint has dried, turn them into butterflies with just a few swipes with a marker.

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via Pinterest

5. Tissue Paper Flowers

Truly a classic craft for Mother’s Day! Who doesn’t love a few tissue paper flowers, and even more so if they were created by the little ones they love. WikiHow tells you how to make them three ways.

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via Rust and Sunshine

6. Craft Stick Jewelry Box

For the elementary kids, a simple Mother’s Day craft is this beautiful keepsake box. All they need to make this box are craft sticks or recycled popsicle sticks and embellish with anything from beads, sequins, buttons, drawings or even stickers. Mom will love storing her treasures here.

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via Spoonful

7. Flower Photos

A free printable background, cupcake liners, construction paper and favorite photos are all it takes to make these adorable flower photos. Photos of children’s faces are cut into 1.5 inch circles and pasted to the center of flowers.  Once they are completed, these can be used to make a Mother’s Day card or a picture frame. For a picture frame, either buy a new frame or find an old picture frame and just remove the glass to make room for the 3D flowers.

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via Raising Arizona Kids

Homemade Mother’s Day crafts like these are the ones that will truly touch her heart. She’ll appreciate the time and effort you made to help the kids create such meaningful Mother’s Day gifts. UrbanSitter.com gift cards make great gifts, too!

5 Strategies for Choosing the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

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Choosing the right Mother’s Day gift for the mother of your children or your own mother doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. Here are five strategies for finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift to show your love and appreciation for the special women in your life.

5 Ways to Choose the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

  1. Choose something you already know she loves.
    You can’t go wrong when you buy something you know she’d choose for herself, such as her favorite perfume or skin care product, a gift certificate to a beloved restaurant or a fresh pair of her favorite sneakers.
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    via Diptyque Paris


  1. Give her time to herself.
    Any busy mother can attest that no matter how much she adores her children, time alone to do whatever she pleases is often the rarest and most cherished moments of daily life. Take the kids for the afternoon so she can have lunch with friends or lounge on the sofa with a good book. UrbanSitter always has available sitters who would love to help for an afternoon, night out or even for a weekend get-away. UrbanSitter gift cards are a fantastic gift for busy moms to use to get away whenever they choose.
  2. Turn to the classics.
    It may seem generic, but there’s a reason why classic gifts for moms are so popular. A lovely bouquet of flowers (extra points for remembering her favorite blooms), a box of decadent chocolates, and jewelry are timeless symbols of love and they never go out of style. Monogrammed or other personalized choices, such as these versatile bracelets and bangles from Mark and Graham are thoughtful and appeal to many tastes. Have one engraved with her monogram or the initials of her children.
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    via Mark and Graham


  1. Give her your time.
    Many mothers would love nothing better than to spend some quality time with their always-so-busy children or spouse. Give your mother or your partner time spent together with you. Choose something that works for you both, like a cooking class, a visit to a new museum exhibit, tickets to a new play or just dinner made by you or even a special lunch squeezed in during the week.
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  1. Deliver a gift from the heart.
    Sometimes it’s the simplest gifts that mean the most. You’re never too old to create a personal, handmade card or letter that tells your mom how you feel about her or reminds her of some of your most precious memories together. A collection of old photos that bring back happy memories and feelings of nostalgia or new photos of your children are always wonderfully heartfelt and memorable, too.

Our warmest wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day to our mothers and yours! Need a babysitter to watch the kids while you celebrate Mother’s Day? Join UrbanSitter to browse profiles, sort by pay rate, and book jobs online.


Top 10 Mother’s Day Ideas

This one is for the husbands. (Or, for the wives who want to leave this in his briefcase.)

What does your wife want for Mother’s Day? Most moms are reluctant to ask for anything, but if you dig just a little deeper, you’ll find there are plenty of “presents” she’d love to receive. So take a hint and give her something really special this year.

1. A day off. There’s nothing like it. Even better if she’s in her own home — by herself.

2. Flowers. Cliche, but really not. Can you remember the last time she received an arrangement?

3. An afternoon off. You get the idea.

4. A gift certificate to the local hotel spa or day spa. Make sure she’s welcome to stay the whole day and use the facilities — pool, lunch, etc.

5. Something homemade from the kids. This should accompany another gift, but anything with crooked little letters and haphazard glue warms the heart.

6. A spectacular date — planned entirely by you. Take the reigns and devise something fun and different. Horse races? Theatre?

7. A new sweater or a whole outfit. Not lingerie. And please get the sales lady at Macy’s/J.Crew/Saks to help you. Even if she returns part or all of it, she’ll be touched you tried.

8. Art. Anything from a photograph of the first city you lived in (together) to a reprint of her favorite artist’s most obscure work, to a jewelry box you found in that out-of-the-way gift shop.

9. A cleaning lady, or a deep clean of the carpets and windows. The key is she won’t have to plan it or feel guilty for spending the money. And maybe get her flowers, too.

10. A dinner made by you. Hire a sitter to take the kids out or drop them at the grandparents for the night and make her a gourmet meal from start to finish. Even if you aren’t a star in the kitchen, you’ll both laugh and enjoy each other’s company. Bonus points for a fabulous bottle of champagne or her favorite (expensive) wine!