23 Homemade Mother’s Day Cards Every Kid Can Make

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If you want to make Mother’s Day 2021 extra memorable, you can’t go wrong with a homemade Mother’s Day card! Since we know moms go gaga for all things heartfelt and handmade, we’ve rounded up the easiest, cutest DIY cards that kids can whip up themselves. They’ll pair perfectly with your Mother’s Day gifts! Scroll on for ideas that are sure to make Mom smile.

Fun, Folding Card

When you have too much love for a standard card, bust out this awesome accordion idea from Sarah Hearts! As far as arts and crafts for kids go, this project is perfect--don't forget to customize it with Mom's favorite photos! Click here for more. 

Colorful Love for Mom

Attention, little artists! Start collecting those crayons and get ready to color: these printable cards from Sarah Renae Clark are an easy and creative canvas to show Mom some love. To snag the printables for yourself, click here.

True to Type

We love how these typography cards from Lovely Indeed spotlight Mom's superstar qualities. Whether she's a Mom Boss or makes a killer PB&J, these cards call out those qualities that make Mom so amazing. Find out how to make your own here.

Go Ahead, Treat Yo Self

If anyone deserves to treat herself, it's Mom. That's why these cards from Studio DIY couldn't be more perfect—especially if you pair them with an at-home spa day. There are three cool cards to choose from, get the printables here.

Let Us Count the Ways

Give Mom a one-of-a-kind gift with this printable poem card from Lil’ Luna. Put your kiddo’s handprint on the front, then have them sign the inside—easy peasy. Click here for the printable.

3D Flowers

Turn your extra bits of scrap paper into an eye-popping card with this fun idea from Squirrelly Minds. Older kids can practice their cutting skills while younger ones can help decorate the card with washi tape or markers. To get all the details, click here.

Color Mom Happy

We’re obsessed with this card from Hobbycraft, which happens to be super easy to make. Just grab mom's favorite colors and have your little Picassos color their best Mother's Day wishes. Get your printable by clicking here.

A Fine Flower Pot

Show Mom how much you love her with this cute idea from KareWares. Kids can do pretty much every step themselves, from cutting the flowers (there’s a free printable template) to gluing them to the string. Click here to get the step-by-step instructions.

A Tasteful Topiary

Grab some dried flowers and put together this sweet card from Make and Takes. Finish it off with white glue and a little drawing. To get all the details on this DIY, click here.

Bouquet of Hearts

Break out the construction paper and ribbon to craft this colorful card from Make and Takes. We love the cool 3D effect of this one—to find out how it’s done, click here.

A Pretty Printable

If you’re not the crafty type, go for this printable from Weekend Craft. It’s as easy as getting some cardstock, cutting it down to size and adding a personal note inside. Click here to get the printable.

A Map to Her Heart

We heart this rainbow painting project aspiring artists can make for mom on her special day. The Artful Parent is where you’ll find out how to create this card that’s meant to be treasured.

Pull at Mom’s Heartstrings

You don’t have to be a crafting genius to stitch together these lovable cards for mom, found on Hello Wonderful. In fact, it’s a perfect preschooler activity. String, card stock and little helping hands are what it takes to wind up this Mother’s Day project without breaking a sweat.

Paint by Mother

Easy as 1-2-3! Dandee Designs has everything you need to help your petite Picasso create a card that's as colorful as mom. Simply download and leave the rest of the work to the little ones, so she'll know it's made with love.

Pictures for Your Words

Even if mom's not a bookworm, she can still find a special place for this photo collage in disguise. Use a photo booth fave, or crop some silly selfies to take center stage on the front, then follow the tutorial at Make and Takes so your card will really make its mark!

Special Delivery

Finally! A card big enough to match your little’s love for mom. Find out how to put together this larger-than-life and undeniably stylish option at The Merry Thought.

Counting Qualities

How do I love thee, mom? Let me count the ways. Let your Little choose her top five, and then include them on this DIY fave that beats a store-bought option any day. Follow the detailed steps from The Bird Feed NYC to create this mess-terpiece.

Picture Perfect

Those pics of your sidekick, goofy grin and all, that are taking up space on your device? Why not print off a few and use them to make this cut-and-paste creation, designed by Kelley at the Teacher Idea Factory. And just like that, a new fridge fave is born!

A (Hand)made Card

No matter how many kiddos are part of your crew (one, two, three or more) this classic paint and press will come in handy. Have each kiddo make his or her own card or combine handprints of different sizes and colors into one beautiful bouquet. Get the deets at The Trendy Treehouse.

photo: Nicole Hill Gerulat for Real Simple

Time Crunch

Just because you're short on time doesn't mean you can't be creative. We love this punny card that pays homage to all mom does. And the fact that you can throw it together lickety-split makes it twice as appealing. What a clever (and sweet!) way to thank the master matriarch for everything she does!

A Rose by Another Name

Let your veggies pull double duty this Mother’s Day with a creative rose print card designed by Jen from Mum in the Madhouse. Whether your mini-me pairs this beauty with a sweet-smelling bouquet to match, or pens flowery best-mom-ever sentiments inside, it’s an easy option mom is sure to love.

Turtle Power

Like "turtley!" With just a few items you probably already have in your pantry, you can create this turtle themed Mother's Day Card that'll make mom smile. A few cuts and a few important deets from Coffee Cups and Crayons will help you get it done.


Surprise DIY Bouquet

This adorable flower bouquet by Melissa from Fireflies and Mudpies is not only easy to make, it also has the sweetest printed message on the inside of the vase. Get all the details including the supplies needed and the template here.



— Allison Sutcliffe, Aimee Della Bitta, & Abigail Matsumoto



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