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
Full List of Supplies:
- Colored craft papers
- Cardstock paper
- Pencil – to trace the template
- A pair of scissors
- Craft glue
- The templates you can open and download here
Instructions for Pop-Up Mother’s Day Cards:
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.
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.
Next, attach the beak cutout to the front side of the head part and attach the blush cutout on the cheek with glue stick.
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.
Use a sharpie to draw the eyes of the papercraft mother bird.
Craft the baby bird similarly.
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.
Cut out 3 cardstock strips for the pop socket.
Fold the open ends of each strip to a single centimeter and then fold them as per their distance from the card.
Attach the thin side folds of the strips with the card by keeping the card at a 90-degree angle.
Attach the bird patterns on the 2 side sockets.
Prepare the heart and the label from colored craft papers of your choice. Write your own special message on the label.
Attach the label to the heart cutout.
Attach the heart and label pattern onto the middle socket (between the birds) to complete the card.
Download the Mother’s Day Pop-Up Card Template
Additional Activities and Mother’s Day Crafts
- Study Mother’s Day Traditions around the world.
- Read about Five Outstanding Mothers of Recent History with your children.
- This cute floral rainbow macrame craft is another option for fun Mother’s Day crafts.
- Try these easy Paper Lollipop Flowers as a craft to go along with your Mother’s Day cards.
- Looking for more ways to celebrate this special day? Try one of these Great Movies to Celebrate Mother’s Day.
- This is an especially meaningful Mother’s Day gift for mothers and children of all ages.
- And if your kids want to get into the kitchen on Mother’s Day to give you a break, this Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is an easy one that your kids could whip up with only a little bit of oversight.
- Here are some heartwarming Mother’s Day printables that your children can make into Mother’s Day cards or do similar craft projects with.
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!