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2 Mother’s Day Craft Ideas She’ll Keep Forever

Mothers Day Crafts

Searching for things to make for Mother's Day? These easy Mother's Day crafts are fun to make and are a really thoughtful present. They’re also eco-friendly and wallet-friendly, as these Mother’s Day crafts for children involve recycling packaging. Help the kids make their hardworking mum a gift she’ll treasure for years to come with these clever Mother's Day craft ideas using empty Cushelle tissue boxes and an empty toilet roll tube.

We recommend that a responsible adult does the cutting when making these Mother’s Day crafts, and any little assistants can take care of the painting and assembly.

Mother’s Day crafts: dressing table tidy

Looking for Mother’s Day crafts that are both practical and pretty? With an empty Cushelle tissue box, a toilet roll tube and a few craft stash essentials your kids can create this wonderful dressing table tidy in no time at all. It’ll be the perfect place for Mum to store her bracelets and watch.

Takes about 1.5 hours

What you’ll need

  • Empty Cushelle tissue box
  • Empty Cushelle toilet roll tube
  • Craft knife 
  • Floral wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pretty fabric
  • Ribbon
  1. mothers day crafts jewellery box 01First, prepare the box by cutting the top away from the empty tissue box. Then cut the sides down by half, all the way round, leaving a shallow box.
  2. mothers day crafts jewellery box 02Next, place the box on a sheet of wrapping paper and cut a cross-shaped piece to cover the outside base and sides, overlapping along the top edges. Stick in place with glue. Little fingers will love getting involved with this sticky step!
  3. mothers day crafts jewellery box 03Now for the fabric box lining – we’ve chosen a spotty design. Lay the cotton fabric on your work surface, place the box on top and, again, cut out a cross-shaped piece about the same size as before. Secure the fabric inside the box with a glue stick. Prepare for yet more sticky fingers during this step!
  4. mothers day crafts jewellery box 04Stick down the ribbon to create a rim around the inside edges of the box.
  5. mothers day crafts jewellery box 06Next, cut a square of wrapping paper and wrap around one of the toilet roll pieces. Stick in place with glue. Repeat with a square of spotty fabric and the second toilet roll tube piece.
  6. mothers day crafts jewellery box 07Place the tubes side by side in one end of the box. Mum is sure to love her unique desk tidy!

3D heart canvas Mother’s Day crafts

If you’re looking for Mother's Day craft ideas for toddlers, then you’ll love this one. Although you’ll want a responsible adult to take care of the cutting, kids of all ages will love getting involved with the stamping in step 6. 

Takes about 1.5 hours

What you’ll need

  • Empty Cushelle toilet roll tube
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paint brush 
  • Paint palette 
  • Stretched canvas
  • Glue
  1. mothers day crafts heart canvas 01First, flatten the tube and cut a third off the end – save this piece for Step 5.
  2. mothers day crafts heart canvas 02Next, cut the flattened tube into 1cm-wide pieces.
  3. mothers day crafts heart canvas 03Paint the inside and outside of the pieces in contrasting colours and leave them to dry. Pink and red are popular choices, but your little ones can choose whatever colours they like best.
  4. mothers day crafts heart canvas 04Bend the painted pieces into simple heart shapes and glue in a cluster on one section of the canvas.
  5. mothers day crafts heart canvas 05Cut the remaining toilet roll tube piece into thirds and bend into heart shapes – these will be used for stamping.
  6. mothers day crafts heart canvas 06Pour some paint into a palette. Use the three heart-shaped toilet roll tubes to stamp different coloured hearts on the undecorated section of the canvas and leave to dry. Mum’s heart will soar when she sees all of these sweet hearts from her sweethearts!

Now that you’ve got a couple of Mother’s Day craft ideas for kids it’s time to get crafting. Even your littlest ones can get involved with these Mother’s Day crafts for toddlers to make. You’re about to make Mum very happy indeed.


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