Mother’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers & Toddlers


Working with young kids? Want to make something special for Mother’s Day with Preschoolers? We have shared our Top Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids before, but felt like you still needed a resource page JUST for Preschooler Crafts. As Mothering Sunday approaches, let’s get ready to wish Mum a Happy Mother’s Day with these cute preschool and toddler activities!

Colourful collage of Mother's Day Crafts for Preschoolers to make. Includes photo crafts and handprint crafts

With a little guidance and clever ideas, preschoolers and toddlers produce the most wonderful creative projects. Perfect for Mothering Sunday, Mom’s Birthday or Grandma Day! Older kids can of course join in and make these crafts too!

Here are our favourite makes to date – including classics such as fingerprint keepsakes and cute Mothers Day Cards to make. Where appropriate we even have a template or two to help you on your creative journey!

When is Mothering Sunday/ Mother’s Day?

It all depends on where you live. In the UK, it is closely tied to Easter and is always “half way through lent, or the third Sunday of Lent. So this year Mother’s Day is on the 19th March 2023.

Most of the rest of the world celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. So this year, it is on the 14th May 2023.

(Oddly we all celebrate Father’s Day on the 3rd Sunday in June.. apart from Australia, which celebrates in September!).

Mothering Sunday Crafts for Preschoolers

I have tried to sort these into sections for you for easy browsing! Of course many of the ideas here would also make great Christmas gifts for mom or Birthday ideas! So grab your child friendly scissors, paper, paints and glue and lets get started!

Mother’s Day Crafts and DIY Gifts

We first focus on the mother’s day activities for preschoolers that we have made here on Red Ted Art before. Homemade gifts are a lovely way to show your appreciation to mom. Though most will be happy with some alone time and relaxation time.. as keepsake gift is always lovely too! We particularly love all the saltdough gift ideas, as they make easy Mothers’ Day crafts for young children.

Below we have more great and easy DIY Mother’s Day Gifts and ideas from fellow bloggers! There is nothing more especial than a homemade Mother’s Day Card or Craft!! Enjoy.

Mother’s Day Flowers for Preschoolers to make

Mother's Day Crafts for Preschoolers - flower crafts

We have made so many lovely Flower Crafts for Kids over the years. Here is a favourite selection that would be particularly suitable for Mother’s Day made by toddlers through to preschoolers!

These crafts are suitable for for kindergarten, toddlers and preschoolers!

Toddler Crafts for Mom from Blogs We Love

The first set in this list are wonderful cards for MOM that young kids can make. With some cute preschooler gifts towards the bottom.

Mother's Day Crafts for Preschoolers - card making, including photo mother's day cards and handprint art
  • A Little Pinch of Perfect has my favourite hand and footprint combination – handprint flowers in a footprint vase. How cute!
  • Tots Schooling makes us fall in love with Tissue Paper Flower Art all over again. You can use cupcake liners to make these pretty little flowers too!
  • Messy Little Monster delights us with Photo Daffodil Cards!! Who doesn’t love a preschooler photo on a Mother’s Day Card!?
  • In lieu of Preschool shares some super simple but lovely Thumbprint Flower Bouquets.
  • I also adore this handprint flower bouquet – the little hearts at the centre are just adorable. Find out more from the Mother’s Day Teaparty at Kinder Craze!
Collage with mother's day gifts for preschoolers to make, including hand bowl and handprint apron

Now time for some adorable Mother’s Day Gifts for preschoolers to make!

  • We always love a Mother’s Day Apron – such as this handprint design by Easy Preschool Crafts – so sweet to make butterfly footprints and handprint flowers!
  • Cutest Handshaped Dish from Mama Papa Bubba – a great way dish to hold all of Mom’s jewelry!
  • Or how about this Grandma/ Mother’s Day Handprint Heart by Crafty Morning?
  • Have some fun with “drip painting” flower pots. A really fun process and a great way to give flowers to Mom! Find out more on KCEdventures.
  • These DIY Keychain Shrinky Dinks don’t get any cuter! Find out more on Grey House Harbor.
  • Finally, a clever Picture Frame Vase by I Heart Arts n Crafts – mason jars really are fun to decorate and work with.

Find our EXTENSIVE Collection of our Top Mother’s Day Crafts here:

Hope you and your toddler and preschooler have a very Happy Mother’s Day!