Mother’s Day DIY Craft for Kids
Looking for something for kids to make for their Mom, Grandma or Aunt for Mother’s Day? Moms and Grandmas are sure to LOVE a handmade gift, especially from the people they love the most! It means so much to them and is something they are sure to cherish through the years. This simple Mother’s Day craft for kids is so easy to make and only requires a few supplies. What I love is that you can buy all the pieces just about ready to go, and all you need to do is a few simple steps and it is done!
With a quick run to Hobby Lobby, I was ready to start crafting in no time!
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Here’s what you need for this diy Mother’s Day craft:
- slatted wood panel sign with easel back
- 3″ chipboard letters
- wood heart
- acrylic paint (whatever color you choose!)
- mod podge (I like the matte look, but glossy would work just as well!)
- a picture to use on the heart
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
I am really liking Hobby Lobby’s new, ready-to-craft signs. This makes it super convenient, especially with a craft like this! And the 3″ chipboard letters come in a few different font sizes, so you can choose whatever suites you.
At only $4.99 and either using a 40% off coupon or getting it 50% off, this is a steal of a deal for a wood piece all ready to go!
I decided to do the I Love Mom one and then the I Love You one; that way you could give it to Grandma or to just someone you love anytime of the year! And if you have 2 children making these, Mom could get one that is a little different from the other.
For the I Love Mom one, I decided on pink letters in this paint. Again, you can do whatever you want to with the paint color!
Start by letting the kids paint the letters. They will dry pretty quickly! I painted mine on a paper bag but later realized a plastic garbage bag would’ve been better since they wanted to stick to that paper bag.
Next, trace the heart shape around the picture you have chosen. (I’ve included a PDF of the heart shape in case you wanted to use that as your template when finding an appropriate sized picture.) No worries if your picture is a bit too small or too big for the heart. After you put the mod podge on and it dries, you can use some basic sandpaper and sand the edges evenly.
(I’ve included a pdf -FIND IT HERE– of the heart shape if you are using these hearts from Hobby Lobby. That way you can use it as a template for a good picture size. I personally like to use Pages on my MacBook and just drag pics into the document making them fit into the shape I’m using. Then, I get the page printed and I am certain the picture size is good.)
Put a thin layer of mod podge on the wooden heart and put the picture on it, smoothing out any wrinkles.
Wait 15 minutes, then put a layer of mod podge over the picture. Do about 4-5 layers of mod podge, waiting 15-20 minutes drying time between each layer. Sand the edges to smooth it.
Lay everything out like you want it. I like to put light pencil marks, so that when I am glueing it down I can see where everything is supposed to go.
Using the hot glue gun (an adult should be doing this step!) glue each piece on.
Now, it’s all ready to gift! This slatted wood sign has an easel back and a wall hook, so the person receiving it can display it whatever way they choose!
Mom is sure to love this DIY Mother’s Day Craft!
This Mother’s Day craft looks cute on Mom’s desk!
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