Mothers day gift for a child to make

This is a very cute little Mother’s Day gift that our daycare provider made with our daughter last year.  It’s perfect for moms who work outside the home (like me) because we can keep it on our desks as a pen holder.  It also has a sweet little picture of your child, and a lot of their own painting.  If you watch children and are looking for a cute craft for them to make, this is perfect – something to treasure for years.

To make this, you’ll need a little flower pot, pens, fake flowers, finger paint, a picture, cardstock, and small items to fill the flower pot.


I’m not sure exactly how she wrapped the pen, but Washi tape should be the perfect tool for this.  Cover the pen so that it looks like a stem, and attach the flower.

Cut a flower out of the cardstock, and let the child paint it.  Then cut out a small picture of your child.  You can also print out a nice mother-related saying – on this one it says “If moms were flowers I’d pick you.”  Attach it to the pen in the same way as the other flowers.

Finally, let the child paint the flower pot and fill it with the filler item and pens.

If you have a cute craft that your kids have made you for Mother’s Day please leave me a comment to tell me about it!