Mother’s Day is almost here! I love my family. I love my kids. I love the handmade, kid-made presents they bring me every year. But I also love when my husband takes them out the day before to get a little something for me. Not because I love the presents themselves, though I do. Because I get an entire afternoon to myself. You get me, right? I love spending time with each and every person in this family, but I also love an opportunity to miss them for a bit and take a nap in peace.
So. Here’s hoping that you get a beautifully messy, imperfectly made kid-present this year. And also, a little time to yourself.
(Side note: Although my kids are getting bigger every year, and better at making nicer things for me, this will always and forever remain one of my favorite Mother’s Day cards).
-Fingerprint Candles from Come Together Kids — an adorable craft that I’d actually use! And a great way to look back and remember those tiny little fingers when they’re bigger. Siiiiigh.
-Tinted Mason Jars from Hands on As We Grow — have the kids tint the jars and then fill with flowers for a special vase. I’d use it all the time.
-California Poppy Magnets from Buggy & Buddy — I grew up in California, and people had these flowers all over their yards, so this one would be personal for me. But you could easily change them up for Mom’s favorite flower, as long as it’s not too complicated.
-Handprint Cork Boards from Buggy & Buddy are also adorable. I’d put one next to my calendar and use it to display everyone’s school projects.
-Silhouette Plaques from The Common Cents Home — something beautiful to display, that’s also a great keepsake.
-Paper Mache Bowls from Happy Hooligans — these are personal and unique to each kid, but still something you can display and use. Win!
-Flower Mothers Day Cards from Hands on as We Grow — a little something special, with sweet paper flowers and buttons on the front!
-More Mothers Day Card Ideas from Mum in the Madhouse — tons of ideas here to inspire you and your kids!
-Mothers Day Printable Interviews from B-Inspired Mama — often interviews like these spark hilarious responses from kids and are great fun to read over when they get older. Try filling one out each year as they grow.
-Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Katie’s Crochet Goodies — some ideas for cards and homemade cookies. But my favorite are the crochet ideas at the end of the post — Crock-pot cozy, anyone? No? There are also patterns for washclothes, scarves, and other fun little projects.
-Handmade Gardening Gifts from Crafty Morning — personalized flower pots, mason jar succulent pots, and other cute ideas for moms who love to play in the dirt.
Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!
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