Cheap Handmade Gifts To Make For Mother’s Day

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This Sunday, 26th March, is Mother’s Day, have you bought your present yet? Need to help the kids with their gift for mum? FamilyPoint is here to help with some cheap handmade gifts for the special women in your lives.

Most people appreciate the love that has gone into handmade gifts. The fact that you’ve put some thought into it, put your time into it and made something that is totally personal to that person means a lot. It’s also great when you’ve forgotten to get something and need a last minute gift!!;)

So we’ve done the research for you and come up with a few ideas for some great, cheap gifts to make with the kids to give to your mum/gran/partner/mother figure.

Heart hands

Let’s start with a special card or decoration that uses your children’s hands to make a heart shape. All you need to do is fold a coloured piece of A4 paper, place your hand with fingers splayed on the paper with your thumb and index finger against the fold of the paper creating a half heart shape. Draw around your hand and then cut out the shape of the hand being careful to leave the join at the ends of your thumb and index finger. When you unfold the paper you should have two hands creating a heart shape in the middle. You can then decorate this in any way you like.

For a step by step guide check out this guide on

Reasons Why I Love You jar

Wash and take the labels off an old jam jar. Cut lots of small pieces of paper and write reasons why you love that person on them. Colour and decorate them. Younger children can draw pictures. Place them all in the jar. You could pop some little chocolates in with them as well if you want. Decorate the jar in any way you like with glitters, buttons, ribbons etc. Check out the video below we found on YouTube.

Want some ideas of what to write?

  • You give great hugs
  • Your kindness
  • The lovely meals you cook
  • You always think of us before yourself
  • The games you play are fun
  • You make us laugh

Bake with love

Most people like cakes right? And most children like to help with cooking (and eating) them. So what better gift than home made cakes? Cupcakes are fairly easy to cook, ingredients are relatively cheap and you’ll probably have most of them in your cupboard already. They don’t take that long to cook, about half an hour with preparation and cooking maybe, and even less time to eat. Mmmm.

For a great recipe to make with the kids, the Annabel Karmel website has a great recipe with lots of different topping ideas too.


While we’re talking about edible gifts let’s go to the staple mother’s day gift – chocolate. But rather than buy a standard box from the shop how about making some lovely chocolate treats like these chocolate lollipops or these marshmallow swizzle sticks. Or go mad and let the kids create their own chocolaty creations!


The other traditional mother’s day gift is flowers of course. But how about creating your own bouquet with the children that will never wilt? Get a load of different coloured paints, and lots of paper. Stamp their handprints on the paper in different colours, then cut out these handprints. Gather them together. Cut some leaf shapes from green paper. Glue them all together into a bouquet shape and wrap them up in paper or tissue paper like a bunch of flowers. Check out these ones on the WallFry Blog.

Photo gift

If you have time to take a photo and get it printed and framed then you can try and get all arty with your shots and take some photos of the children making heart shapes with their hands etc. Get them framed, or get creative and make a collage out of them. If you don’t have time then why not get the children to draw a special drawing and get this framed?


Why not try and get creative with your rhymes and write a poem, lyrics or a rap for the special woman in your lives. You can hand write it or print it out and get the children to make drawings around the edge or stamp their hands on to it.

We hope this has helped give you some ideas of handmade gifts to make cheaply. There will be some very lucky women out there on Sunday. Why not share your makes with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? If you have any great ideas for handmade  gifts that you would like to share then leave them in the comment section below.

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