Mother's Day Activities That Will Brighten Your Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching and after last year's lockdown this year will be even more special! What better way to show your mum, Grandmother, Aunty, Godparent or just outright super woman in your life that you love them than with a homemade gift from the kids.

At My Creative Box, we are all about creating special memories and raising competent and confident creative thinkers. Doing art and craft activities, cooking with the kids, exploring nature and playing are just some of our favourite family bonding moments. They are simple yet fun and make for the best memories!

From handprint cards to nature crowns we have you covered with some do it yourself simple and easy activities you can source materials to complete from home. Perfect for those who like to leave things to the last minute - hands up! Whichever activity you chose, I promise the special women in your lives will love it.

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This little activity will show how much you love your special one in many different pieces. 

The most cherished part of the gift to a mother!

What you will need:

  • My Creative Box I Love You to Pieces template
  • Textas/Colouring Pencils
  • Coloured Paper
  • Old Magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • My Creative Box Mothers Day Card template
  • Paint
  • Pencils and/or textas
  • Gems and/or Glitter (optional)

 Step 1 

Cut or tear your colour paper into lots of different tiny pieces. 

 Step 2 

 Paste your coloured paper in your heart creating a collage.

Step 1

Fold the template in half to make a card

Step 2

Put paint on your hand using a paint brush, or press your hand into a plate that you have poured paint into. 

Step 3

Gently place your hand on the front of the card over the dotted circle. Take it off slowly.

Step 4

Decorate the handprint with any glitter, gems or extra pictures you like. Don't forget to write a special message on the inside after the paint has dried!

Match the hearts to the right numbers!

Make your own little book for Mum!

What you will need:

  • My Creative Box Mother's Day Match printable
  • Scissors
  • My Creative Box Mother's Day Zine printable
  • Scissors
  • Pencils, Pens or Textas

Step 1

Cut along the dotted lines so that all the cards are separated.

Step 2

Mix up all the cards so that they are out of order

Step 3

Find which ones go together, and match them up!

Step 1

Follow the link below to see how to prepare the zine. It can be a little tricky at first, so an adult may need to assist. 

Step 2

Fill in your new book for mum using whatever you like!

How to fold your book

Activities you can do anywhere!

Mum, I Love You Because...' Flower Activity

Tell Mum exactly what it is that makes her so special to you!

What you will need:

  • Pencils and/or Textas
  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors and Glue

Step 1

Choose a colour for the middle circle of your flower. Either draw or use a small glass to trace around a circle shape. Cut this out. On the circle write 'Mum, I love you because...'.

Step 2

Draw 8 petal shapes (ovals) on the other coloured paper. Cut these out.

Step 3

On the 8 petals write or draw the things that you love about your mum and that make her special. Glue these petals around the circle you cut out in step 1.

Step 4

Using a green piece of paper cut out a stem for your flower and stick it on the back of the flower. Then your flower is ready for gifting!

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My Mum in a Mirror Activity

Nature Crown Activity

Draw Mum how you see her in real life. 

Make your Mum the crown she deserves, and treat her like the queen she is!

What you will need:

  • a White piece of paper
  • Coloured piece of cardboard
  • Colouring pencils/textas
  • Scissors and Glue
  • Cardboard wide enough to fit around Mum's head
  • Sticky tape
  • PVA glue
  • A collection of treasures you can find in the garden (Leaves, sticks, stones, grass, flowers)

Step 1

Cut out a circle in the white piece of paper big enough to draw a picture of your mum in (you might like to use a bowl to trace around).

Step 2

Cut out a handheld mirror shape or a circle larger than the white one using the coloured cardboard.

Step 3

On the white circle draw a portrait of your mum. Add as many features as you can.

Step 4

Glue the portrait of your mum onto the coloured circle.

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Step 1

Measure your mum's head (or an adult who is similar to your recipient) using the cardboard. Cut the cardboard into a strip long enough to go around their head.

Step 2

Go for a walk outside and see what things you can find to add to your crown. It could be a pretty rock, an interesting leaf or stick. Perhaps you might find a gumnut or two.

Step 3

Tape or glue your things from outside all over the crown. Make sure you stick them all over the cardboard.

Step 4

Tape the ends up together so that it makes a big circle ready to be placed on your queen's head!

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Some last minute gifts to make....

Mother's Day Bath Bombs
White Chocolate Macadamia Rocky Road
Rainbow Flowers
Tissue Paper Vase

Mother's Day Bath Bombs

The perfect gift for Mum, some relaxing time in a hot bath! It will leave Mum or Grandma Smelling amazing! The kiddies will also enjoy making them! Put them into a beautiful jar with a ribbon and they will look amazing! Look how cute the egg shapes look, perfect for recycling your plastic easter eggs!

White Chocolate Rocky Road

Does your Mum or Grandma have a sweet tooth? This would be such a yummy gift to give wrapped in cellophane with a pretty ribbon this Mothers Day! Kids can make this with little assistance, just try not to eat it all before its ready! These will look so cute wrapped in a painting and tied up with a colourful ribbon! 

Mother's Day Rainbow Flowers

This science orientated kids activity will have the kids amazed while learning about absorption and colours! 

Tissue Paper Vase or Candle Holder

This Tissue Paper Vase Activity kids can make would be the perfect place to put your rainbow flowers. You could use the same method with an old jar and turn it into a candle holder. 

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