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Handicrafts for Mother's Day for Kids - Ideas for Mother's Day Gifts

  • Handicrafts for Mother's Day
    • Simple heart bookmark
    • Heartfelt mini notebook
    • Personal plaster handprint
  • More ideas for children for Mother's Day

About homemade gifts, every mom is looking forward to the most. Such personal gifts do not have to be hard - and they do not cost much money. Perfect for children who want to say thank you mom on Mother's Day!

Muttertagsgeschenke very easily make yourself

The most beautiful gift for Mother's Day does not have to be materially valuable - but to show a lot of heart. That's why our DIY ideas are all very easy to copy and designed in a pretty heart shape. Bigger kids can easily start themselves. Otherwise help dads, siblings or dear adult friends just with, then makes the crafting twice as much fun. Afterwards, there are even more inspirations for many more great DIY gift ideas for Mother's Day!

Handicrafts for Mother's Day

Simple heart bookmark

For all mommies who like to read: A practical bookmark to put on the respective book page - of course in the heart format. This little gift is great to present on a map. Just pull on the bottom open edge, like on a book page. The greeting card is best designed by yourself as well - with us you will find numerous instructions for simple motifs with a grandiose effect. Maybe enclose a coupon, if it may be a little more ...

Difficulty: easy
Time required: absolute beginners need a maximum of half an hour
Material costs: almost donated (under 2 Euro)


  • Sturdy paper in red, your mother's favorite color or pattern paper
  • Scissors and possibly ruler
  • Pens, washi tape or other decorative elements for subsequent decoration


Step 1: Cut the paper into the format 1: 2 at the beginning - this is 7 cm x 14 cm.

Step 2: Place the rectangular paper lengthways in front of you, with the beautiful outside facing down. Fold the bottom corners to the top, halving the paper rectangle. Pull the folded edge well with your finger!

Step 3: Now fold the paper together along the vertical line. Open this fold again.

Step 4: Now fold the bottom left corner up along the center line. Repeat this with the lower right corner.

Step 5: Turn the paper over on the backside.

Step 6: Now fold the rectangles upside down approximately to the middle in the direction of your body.

Step 7: Then fold the outer and inner corners diagonally downwards.

Now the heart shape is already finished! The heart can now be put on every book corner or the corner of a greeting card. If you like it pure, you leave everything that way.

Otherwise, you can stabilize the heart with some tape or Washi tape from the inside out. It is also possible to decorate the cute bookmark with your own little drawings, stickers or glued stones - to your liking.

Heartfelt mini notebook

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Difficulty: easy
Time required: depending on the crafting experience about 20 to 40 minutes
Material costs: under 2 euros


  • a white sheet of paper in DIN A4 format
  • a sheet of origami paper 15 x 15 cm with heart pattern (available in large sets)
  • scissors
  • glue


Step 1: First, pick up your origami paper to fold the book cover. Cut the square once exactly in the middle.

Step 2: Lay a strip of paper lengthwise and with the nice outside down on the table. Fold the lower half to the upper one. Open this fold again.

Step 3: Then fold the lower edge towards this fold line. Likewise proceed with the upper edge. However, do not fold them all the way to the middle, but leave a gap of about 2 to 3 mm.

4th step: Then fold the left side to the right side. This fold is then reopened.

5th step: Now the left side is folded towards the center line, but not quite close to it, but with a few millimeters distance.

Step 6: Repeat step 5 with the right side. The book cover is now ready.

Step 7: Now prepare the book pages. Fold a lengthwise strip of white paper so that its height fits exactly into the book, leaving about 2 to 3 mm space at the top and bottom. Cut off this strip from the A4 sheet.

Step 8: Using the finished strip, cut two more strips.

Step 9: Now zigzag each strip to create book pages. Place the end edge of the first strip on the envelope. Fold the strip once more at this exact length and repeat until it forms a kind of accordion. The shorter remaining tail just cut off.

Step 10: Repeat step 9 with the other two strips.

Step 11: Next, glue the three strips together on one of the outer squares to join them together into a single large zigzag strip.

Thereafter, the connected strip should each have two forward-facing end pieces, so look at its end in each case like a V open to the front. If this is not the case, and the closed tip of the V points forward, then cut off the last page.

Step 12: This open V-shape allows you to easily slide both end pages into your ready-made envelope. As a result, they are perfectly fixed in it.

Step 13: Close and almost done: now only a small spine is missing. Hold your folded book firmly in your hand and gently press the closed edge onto the table. That's how she smoothes out. Press the edge into shape a bit to create a rectangular spine.

Now you can already enter small messages for your mother in it, a saying or quote or even little hearts.

Personal plaster handprint

Somewhat harder, but a little more personal is the plaster handprint. Children should definitely do this with an adult (with dad, grandparents or older siblings). Even if the handles seem quite simple, you can do a very nice mess with spilled plaster. You also need a bit more time here as the plaster and the paints have to dry out well. But the work is worth it - a child's handprint is a great and touching gift for every mother!

Difficulty: medium
Time required: 60 minutes (+1 day drying time)
Material costs: 10 euros


  • plaster
  • water
  • Kitchen scale and measuring cup
  • old plastic bowl
  • whisk
  • thick cardboard (Schukarton with lid)
  • duct tape
  • scissors
  • Cling film
  • Acrylic paints and brushes
  • spatula


Step 1: At the beginning you need all the materials listed above. From cardboard, you can now make a mold into which you can then pour the plaster. You need a base and four sides. Trim four cardboard strips that form a square stacked together into which fits the child's entire palm. Then stick these strips to the surface with adhesive tape. Make sure that the side panels are held well and stand upright. Once the plaster is poured into it, this pressure exerts on the sides. Also, connect the corners well together - several layers of tape prevent the plaster from flowing through the cracks. Finally, lay out the complete form with cling film.

Tip: If you have a Schukartondeckel at home that you no longer need, you can also use this. This one already has three finished pages - the fourth one then just has to be glued in.

2nd step: Now stir the plaster. Mix the amount of gypsum with water in an old mixing bowl according to the manufacturer's instructions. Stir the mass evenly with an old stir bar for a few minutes until all lumps are gone. Hit the side of the vessel with the palm of your hand or shake it a little - this will dissolve air bubbles. Leave the mass to rest for 20 seconds and then stir thoroughly again.

3rd step: Now it's up to the casting. Now put the plaster in the mold. Pour in until the level reaches about 2 - 3 cm.

Step 4: Distribute the plaster evenly in the mold by shaking the mold a few times. Wait another minute for the plaster to dry slightly. During this time, you can already prepare the hand, which should now make the same impression - that is, roll up your sleeves or put on a short-sleeved T-shirt. Then the hand is pressed exactly vertically from above, with spread fingers and evenly down into the mass until the sides of the fingers have disappeared halfway into it. The hand may not be completely immersed! Keep the hand in the dimensions without wobbling until it is no longer liquid and already slightly dry. Wait a few minutes longer, so that the impression really does not collapse again. Then take the hand out carefully.

5th step: Now the impression must dry out. After 6 hours, you can already dare a first try. Test with your finger whether the mass is already strong enough. If this is the case, take the impression out of the mold and remove the cling film. With a spatula or knife, the edges and edges are now smoothed.

6th step. Finally it gets colorful. Paint the print as you like colored and colorful - of course, there must not be missing the favorite color of the mother. Complete a sweet greeting, a few hearts or what you always wanted to tell Mama. By itself, the impression is finished. If you want, you can spray the plaster with colorless lacquer afterwards - this serves as protection for the paint and the plaster.

More ideas for children for Mother's Day

  • colorful paper flowers that are eternally fresh
  • cute pearl animal as a key chain
  • DIY pen holder
  • even painted cup with porcelain paint
  • Friendship bracelet
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