Yes, we’re getting down to the wire on Mother’s Day cards and crafts. You’ve got just two more days–unless you’re sending goodies out overnight, in which case get on it stat! While we’ve got some cool DIY Mother’s Day card ideas and gifts for moms in our archives, here are just a few more that I’ve chosen because…well, they’re so easy even I could do them.
Really. No MFA, no Modge Podge, no high-speed multicolor laser printer required.
Watercolor Mother’s Day Card
Grab one of the free printable templates here, print on decent paper, and let your kids go to town. The result is perfection whether they color in the lines or not even close. [tutorial at dandee designs]
DIY tissue paper flower card
I love this super simple craft idea that yields really pretty results. In fact, it’s hard to mess up which ranks up there in my book along with “no glitter in the rug.” [tutorial at Martha Stewart]
DIY fingerprint Mother’s Day cards
Since kids love any chance to stick their fingers in paint that they can get, this one is especially great for toddlers and preschoolers who can do a little while you do the rest. [tutorial at kaboose, no longer available]
Happy Mother’s Day photo card
Yes, you can make this card all fancy with proper photo paper, scrapbooking material and ribbons but it’s not necessary at all. I love the idea of just posing the kids with signs to form a message, then photographing them. Paste on card stock–done. [tutorial at bhg.com]
DIY Love cards
Here’s my secret trick: If you’re searching the web for Mother’s Day card ideas (or Father’s Day or birthday, for that matter), look for Valentine’s cards too. You could end up with something as adorable–and suitable–as these cute love cards for mom. [tutorial at Kaboose, now Disney Family Crafts]