Make Cute Mother’s Day Cards

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If you’re a mom, you know that Mother’s Day cards are an iconic part of Mother’s Day. You probably have a few favorites that you’ve collected over the years, right? After all, it’s the day when children of all ages are looking to give something special to their mom. A heartfelt, homemade craft is the perfect option. Also, offering gifts (even homemade ones) to others is a great way to teach children how to love.

Even the youngest children love being able to offer their mom something on Mother’s Day. Here, we’ll show you how to make one of the most ideal Mother’s Day cards because all you have to do is download the template, and your child can take care of the rest. Your kids can choose their favorite colors (or they might ask you about your favorite color) for the card and cut-outs. And the result is a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for Mother’s Day.

These are Mother’s Day cards you can adjust, depending on your child’s age and skill level. For younger children, you might need to do a bit of the cutting and let them do the pasting. Older children can take on the craft from beginning to end.

What You’ll Need for Your Mother’s Day Cards

Mother's Day Cards - cute pop-up card with mother and baby bird and message on a heart

Full List of Supplies:

Instructions for Pop-Up Mother’s Day Cards:

Step 1:

Select colored craft paper for the bird and heart patterns. Then select cardstock paper for the card and the pop-up socket strips.

Trace the template patterns on the selected craft paper and cut them out nicely. Let’s start with the mother bird craft.

Mother's Day Cards - cut out pieces of mother bird

Step 2:

Use glue stick to attach the hair cutout on the top side of the head part and attach the lens-shaped cutout to the bottom-front part of the bird base cutout.

Mother's Day Cards - cut out pieces of mother bird on paper

Step 3:

Next, attach the beak cutout to the front side of the head part and attach the blush cutout on the cheek with glue stick.

Mother's Day Cards - mother bird being glued together

Step 4:

Now you’ll need to attach the leg cutouts on the bottom side of the base and attach the wing cutout on the base, below the head part.

Mother's Day Cards - mother bird completely glued together

Step 5:

Use a sharpie to draw the eyes of the papercraft mother bird.

Craft the baby bird similarly.

Mother's Day Cards - mother bird and baby bird together with faces drawn

Step 6:

Now it’s time to prepare the card from cardstock paper.

You can use a sheet slightly bigger than A4 or prepare a 12 inches x 8 inches. Fold the longer side in half to prepare the card.

Mother's Day Cards - card stock paper for card

Step 7:

Cut out 3 cardstock strips for the pop socket.

Mother's Day Cards - cut out strips for pop up

Step 8:

Fold the open ends of each strip to a single centimeter and then fold them as per their distance from the card.

Mother's Day Cards - cut out strips for pop up folded into themselves in fours

Step 9:

Attach the thin side folds of the strips with the card by keeping the card at a 90-degree angle.

Mother's Day Cards - cut out strips for pop up folded and glued onto paper

Step 10:

Attach the bird patterns on the 2 side sockets.

Mother's Day Cards - mother and baby bird glued onto pop up strips on card

Step 11:

Prepare the heart and the label from colored craft papers of your choice. Write your own special message on the label.

Mother's Day Cards - heart and Mother's Day message

Step 12:

Attach the label to the heart cutout.

Mother's Day Cards - Mother's Day message glued on top of heart

Step 13:

Attach the heart and label pattern onto the middle socket (between the birds) to complete the card.

Mother's Day Cards - completed pop-up card with pop-up birds and mother's day message in background

Download the Mother’s Day Pop-Up Card Template

Additional Activities and Mother’s Day Crafts

Mother’s Day Books

While some kids love doing crafts such as making their own Mother’s Day cards, other children want nothing more than a few snuggles on your lap while reading stories.

So, here are a few of our favorite Mother’s Day books!

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