Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

It’s almost Mother's Day and we look forward to celebrating all of the amazing host Moms out there. Creating DIY gifts for the mothers in your life is a great way to show appreciation for those who do so much for us. For au pairs, working with their host children to create a memorable gift for Mom, is not only a great bonding activity; it also allows for the Mother’s Day gift to truly be a surprise the host mother will cherish for years. At AuPairCare, we would like to share some of our favorite DIY gifts au pairs and host children can work on together to make this Mother’s Day the best one yet! These DIY Mother’s Day gifts are perfect for au pairs looking to create a gift with their host children, teachers looking for an in-class activity leading up to Mother’s day, or anyone looking to help create a homemade gift for a mother in their life.

Create a Custom Flower Pot

Nothing says Mother’s Day like flowers. Create a Mother’s Day to remember by making a custom flower pot with your host children. All you need is a plain ceramic pot, paint, and some creativity! Let the kids go wild painting the pot with their favorite colors or designs. They can also write sweet messages or draw pictures for Mom. Once the pot is dry, add in a beautiful plant or bouquet of flowers to complete the gift. This is a simple and personal gift that any mom will love.

Handmade Photo Albums

Collect some of your favorite photos of the host children and their mother and create a handmade photo album. Let the kids get creative by decorating the cover with drawings, stickers, or markers. Use colorful paper to make each page unique and add captions or short messages under each photo. This is a thoughtful and sentimental gift that will bring joy to any mother’s heart.

Family Recipe Book

Bring out the chef in everyone by creating a family recipe book for Mom. Have each host child contribute their favorite family recipes, whether it’s a dish they love to cook with their mom or one that has been passed down through generations. Add in some photos of the family cooking together and write a heartfelt message on the first page. This can be a special opportunity to memorialize a meal that the au pair has introduced to their host family through the cultural exchange aspect of the au pair program. This is a meaningful gift that celebrates the bond between food, family, and love.

Homemade Coupon Book

Create a homemade coupon book filled with redeemable coupons for things like breakfast in bed, a backrub from the kids, or fun coupons like “mom chooses the movie” coupon. Personalize each coupon with drawings, handwritten messages, or photos to make them extra special. This gift allows the kids to give their mom a break and create special memories together. It also drives home for the host children how much their mom does for them day-to-day. 

Spa Day in a Jar

Give the gift of relaxation with a DIY spa day in a jar. Fill a mason jar with items like bath salts, scented candles, face masks, and body lotion. Personalize it by including Mom’s favorite scents or adding in some homemade products like a sugar scrub. Decorate the jar with ribbon or twine and a handmade label. This gift is perfect for busy moms who deserve some pampering time.

Au Pairs Make Mother's Day Special

Having an au pair can help make Mother's Day an unforgettable occasion for the whole family. By stepping in to assist the children with crafting the perfect gift, au pairs add a personal touch that truly comes from the heart. They can take the lead in planning Mother’s Day gift-crafting activities, ensuring that the surprise remains intact while fostering a fun environment for creativity and expression. Beyond gift-making, au pairs lighten the load for parents on this celebratory day. Au pairs can truly give the gift every mother is looking for this year, the precious gift of time. So whether you are currently in the AuPairCare program or are interested in the program, make this Mother’s Day a day of relaxation and celebration with these DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas, perfect for your au pair and host children.

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