7 Mother’s Day craft ideas every single mum will love

It’s almost that time of the year again. I understand the rollercoaster of emotions that Mother's Day can bring. It's a day filled with mixed feelings, from pride and joy in our role as mothers to moments of longing and loneliness. It's a day when we not only celebrate being a mother but also cherish the love and joy our children bring into our lives. While store-bought gifts are always appreciated, there's something extraordinary about receiving a handmade creation from loved ones, especially from our kiddos! Don’t you think? With that in mind, I have compiled a list of delightful Mother’s Day craft ideas that celebrate the essence of motherhood and honour the unique journey of single mums everywhere.

Mother's Day craft ideas

Handprint flower pot

First on our Mother's Day crafts list is a handprint flower pot. All you need is a terracotta pot, some paint, and your child's handprint! Let your child dip their hand in paint and press it onto the pot to create colourful designs. You can also join in! Simply use a larger pot to add your handprints. Imagine how cute these matching pots would look in your garden!

One of my fondest Mother's Day memories is receiving a flower pot like this from my kids. There's something magical about watching a simple terracotta pot transform into a masterpiece adorned with the handprints of our little ones. The best part is that every time I water the flowers, I will remember those precious moments spent crafting with my kiddos.

Homemade bath bombs

Every mum deserves a little pampering on Mother's Day. But I understand that self-care is a rare luxury for single mums like us. That's why I love the idea of homemade bath bombs. It is a thoughtful reminder to prioritise my well-being amidst the demands of daily life.

How do you make them? Simply gather baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, and essential oils. Get creative with colours and scents, and package them in pretty jars or bags - and voila! You have created a thoughtful and luxurious-looking gift. Mixing, moulding, and shaping these fizzy delights with my children last year brought me enormous joy. Every time Mother's Day arrives, and I finally sink into a tub filled with fragrant bubbles, I am reminded of our messy but fun bonding session.

Homemade bath bombs | Mother's Day craft

Memory jar

Like most single mums, I often find myself caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life. So, having a cozy memory corner at home is a wonderful way to pause and get a much-needed energy boost. Every time I read the notes written by my children, our memory jar at home brings tears to my eyes.

This Mother's Day craft is simple to put together. Get a mason jar and decorate it with ribbons, glitter, or any coloured specialty paper. Then, ask your kids to fill it up with heartfelt messages. Encourage them to write down their favourite memories or reasons why they love you on colourful strips of paper. You can continue this tradition all year long, not just on Mother's Day.

Customised photo frame

In the age of smartphones and digital cameras, there's something truly special about holding a physical photograph and remembering the captured moments. Don't you agree? Let your kids decorate a plain frame with paint (the colour of their choice), glitter, stickers, or other embellishments. Then, insert a favourite family photo to complete the masterpiece.

Believe it or not, the first Mother's Day craft I received from my children was a customised photo frame. Years have passed, and it is still on my bedside table. I still get sentimental every night when I look at it before going to sleep.

Mother's Day craft ideas (cont.)

Handmade jewellery

If you have daughters who enjoy crafting, this Mother's Day craft idea is perfect! Whether it's a beaded necklace, a braided bracelet, or a pair of dainty earrings, I'm sure you will appreciate the effort and thoughtfulness put into creating this personalised accessory. If your daughters are a little older, pick more sophisticated beads and accessories so they won't think that they are too old for the activity.

If you ask me, the moments spent crafting artsy pieces with our kids are the real gift. Seeing beads of all shapes and colours scattered across the table, tiny fingers carefully threading them onto strings, and creating one-of-a-kind jewellery – now that is priceless.

Scented candles

Scented candles are a beloved indulgence for many single mums. So, receiving one (or two) on Mother's Day will be like winning the lottery.

Gather soy wax, wicks, fragrance oils, and containers to create custom candle creations with your kiddos. Experiment with different scents and colours to match your preferences.

You can also create one for your mother. Whether you craft a candle with the soothing scent of lavender or the invigorating aroma of citrus, your mum will surely love it. Watch her face light up with delight as she enjoys the soothing ambience of your handmade gift. I actually got this idea from my Mum, so thank you, Mama!

Scented candles | Mother's day craft

Handwritten letters

In today's digital age, there's something undeniably special about receiving a handwritten letter. I treasure the moments when my children pour their hearts onto paper. Even if it’s just a simple (sometimes misspelled) “Happy Mother’s Day” greeting, a hilarious inside joke, or a simple "thank you" for buying their favourite ice cream flavour, every word (and doodle) is a precious gift.

In a world filled with instant messages, emojis, and texts, handwritten letters are more than just words on paper. To me, they serve as a reminder that the simplest gifts are the most meaningful. Consider taking the time to write a heartfelt letter to your mum and express your love and gratitude for everything she has done for you. I’m sure she will appreciate it.

Summary: Mother’s Day craft ideas

In the whirlwind of daily life, Mother's Day serves as a reminder to pause and celebrate the incredible journey of motherhood. As single mums, we wear many hats, dealing with numerous challenges, all while nurturing our little ones. These Mother's Day craft ideas are not only creative and fun ways to celebrate this special day but are also opportunities to bond with our children. These activities allow us to create lasting memories along the way.

I know how much we cherish the handmade gifts and heartfelt gestures that our children shower us with. I vividly remember Mother's Day a few years ago when my oldest surprised me with a handcrafted photo frame adorned with doodles and random stickers. As I looked at the picture of us laughing together, I forgot about the hardships and was reminded of the profound joy that single motherhood brings. I realised that it is in these small but meaningful gestures that we find solace and strength. These mementos will tell us that the love we share with our children will help us overcome any obstacle.

Lastly, let us not forget about the love and support of fellow single mums. Let's continue to cherish the moments together, both big and small, that make single motherhood extraordinary. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Therese is a regular writer for Beanstalk, transforming her experiences as a mother-of-two into helpful content for fellow mums. She spent years in the engineering field but chose to become a full-time mother. Not long after having kids, she pursued her first love – writing. With years of experience in writing blog posts, articles, and website content, Therese continues to craft narratives that speak to your heart and tickle your funny bone.

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