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Having Fun Together

12 Kid-Made DIY Mother's Day Gifts

For the mom who already has a drawer full of macaroni necklaces, check out these easy and super-cute ideas

There's no sweeter present than a kid-made one, so before scouring the store, take a peek at these heartfelt and homemade prezzies-perfect for mom, grandma, or any other special ladies.


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DIY Marbled Mug

Dip a white cup into water that has been swirled with a few drops of nail polish. The result? A stunning set that no one will believe was kid-crafted. (Via DIY Candy)

Melted Bead Keychain

Fill each section of a muffin tin with a single layer of beads in a kaleidoscope of colors. Bake for 30 minutes, and you'll end up with a dozen handy gifts sure to melt anyone's heart. (Via Love and Laundry)

Colorful Pot

Squeeze, drip, and blend at least four shades of acrylic paint on a terra cotta pot. Perfect for little fingers because the messier and less precise you are with the paint, the prettier the results! (Via Edventures with Kids)

Dip-Dyed Ombre Bag

Use liquid dye to turn a blah tote into a beautiful gift. Full disclosure: You're going to want to pull out the old clothes for this project. (Via Hi Sugarplum!)

Family Portrait Embroidery Hoop

On a tea towel, give your kiddo a black marker to draw a pic; older kids can create a family portrait. (Via Mama.Papa.Bubba)

Kid-Made Picture Frame Vase

Cut a heart shape out of contact paper, then coat a mason jar with strokes of beautiful paint. Then fill it with the gift recipient's favorite blooms. All together now: Aw! (Via I Heart Arts N' Crafts )

Abstract Art Coasters

Nab a set of wood coasters and design away using acrylic paint. No need to stay in the lines-blended shades are just as dreamy. (Via We Are Scout)

Hand Painted Votive

Dress up a clear votive by applying thick layers of glass paint. Procrastinators beware: These can take up to 24 hours to dry. (Via Rhythms of Play)

Double Sided Cork Mousepad

Adult step: Cut a piece of corkboard into the shape of a mousepad. Kid step: Paint each side for a fun and modern two-in-one gift. (Via The Crafted Life)

Painted Frame

Personalize a wood frame by letting your child go to town with the paint. (Via Crafts Unleashed)

DIY Jewelry Dish

Smash pieces of bright polymer clay together with a rolling pin, and then bake the bowl in the oven for 30 minutes. (Via Crafting Chicks)

Painted Wood Bead Necklace

Use craft paint to jazz up wooden beads half-covered with masking tape. When the paint is dry, string them together to make a statement piece for mom. (Via Handmade in the Heartland)