Show mom just how much her family cares with these Mother’s Day gifts your kids can make.

Mother’s Day is just days away—though this year’s celebrations will be a bit different than year’s past. With malls and non-essential stores closed per pandemic rules, options for store-bought gifts are significantly less so. That said, given the times, making mom feel special and appreciated is more important than ever. And if you’ve got kids in tow, teaching them to appreciate mom during difficult times is something of a bonus gift. Below, we’ve rounded up three DIY projects your kids can put together using items from around the house.

Monogrammed stationary

Though mom has likely graduated to techier methods of communication, there’s no nostalgia quite like a handwritten letter. If you think your mom would appreciate a letter, she’ll probably love a custom kit of stationary. To create a simple stationary kit, enclose card stock and envelopes in a nice box. Have your kids decorate the box as they please and the card stock with mom’s initials. A parent might have to step in to pre-address the envelopes with mom’s name and address. If you have older kids, find a more elaborate DIY stationary project here, (which involves creating a custom monogram freehand or on the computer), courtesy of Design Sponge.

To: Mom, From: Dog

If mom has a clear favorite child, (who just so happens to be on the *fuzzier* side), a paw print keepsake might be the perfect gift. Purchase a ready-made kit online or put together your own at home. If you are aiming to recreate the clay keepsake you might purchase in-store, you can create the dough in a large bowl by mixing one cup of flour with one cup of salt. Add a half cup of water and knead until you have a large, smooth ball. Use wax paper to mold your dough into your desired shape and then get the kids to help you press your pup’s paw firmly into the dough. Bake at 100-degrees Celsius for two to three hours. If you want something that’s a little simpler to put together, you can use non-toxic dye on paper.

Homemade Bath Bomb 

DIY Bath Bombs
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There’s probably no better gift your kids can give mom this Mother’s Day than the gift of self-care and relaxation. If your mom is partial to essential oils, she might enjoy a homemade, Lush-esq bath bomb. Find “foolproof” instructions for recreating homemade bath bombs here, courtesy of A Beautiful Mess. Better yet, draw up a bath for her, alongside a glass of sparkling wine or cider, her favorite book, a snack, and your homemade bath bomb. 

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