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Mother’s Day Frame Craft

Want to show some love and thanks on Mother’s Day? Try making a special Mother’s Day frame craft! This fun DIY project lets you create a handmade picture frame full of love and care.

Whether at home or in a classroom, making Mother’s Day crafts for kids can be a super fun experience. This activity is an excellent way for kids to be creative with a grown-up and have a great time together.

While working on this sweet project, kids can let their artistic side shine and create a gift that shows how much they appreciate their moms or mother figures.

Text at top on pink splash background says Mother's Day Frame Craft. Finished wood frame painted with butterflies, flowers, bees, and ladybugs using kid fingerprints.

Designing and making a handmade gift helps kids feel proud and happy, especially when they give it to their loved ones on Mother’s Day. As a mom, I know how much your kids’ artwork means to you.

That’s why I love this Mother’s Day frame craft so much. It’s a fantastic way for kids to show their love and appreciation and give a heartfelt gift that will be cherished for years. Plus, it’s a cinch to make, so even the littlest ones can join the fun. Your kids will love it, and I promise you’ll love the results too.

The Importance of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day, celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year in the U.S., is a special time to thank moms and all the mother figures in our lives. It’s more than just a day; it’s an opportunity for kids to express love and respect for the remarkable women who care for them.

Helping kids celebrate Mother’s Day teaches them about appreciation and love. It’s about ensuring moms feel special with gifts, words, and actions. This day reminds us to say “thank you” and “I love you” to the amazing women who help us grow.

Mother’s Day Books for Kids

Reading Mother’s Day books with kids is a beautiful way to spend quality time together while teaching them the importance of appreciating mother figures. Through colorful pages and engaging stories, children can learn about the diverse ways people show their love and gratitude towards mothers worldwide.

It’s an opportunity for kids to reflect on their relationship with their mom and recognize the countless things moms do out of love. Sharing these stories can spark meaningful conversations and inspire kids to express their feelings, making it a valuable addition to any Mother’s Day celebration.

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What Do Kids Learn When Making This Frame Craft?

Children who make this Mother’s Day frame craft reap several learning benefits. Their creativity blossoms as they choose colors, patterns, and designs, making each frame a unique expression of their love.

Through this simple act of making a handmade gift, kids discover the true meaning of thoughtfulness and effort. They learn that sometimes, it’s not about the price tag but the love and care put into something that makes it truly special.

Two image collage showing close up details on painted craft frame and picture of fully painted frame. Middle of image has text stating it is a Mother's Day craft with a blush brushstroke background.

As they carefully paint and decorate the frame, their fine motor skills get a boost, enhancing their hand-eye coordination and dexterity.

Love this idea but don’t have any paint on hand? Consider making this tissue paper picture frame craft for a pretty, mess-free alternative.

Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Creating homemade gifts for Mother’s Day is a heartfelt way for kids to show their appreciation and creativity. These projects result in personal and meaningful presents for moms and provide an excellent opportunity for children to hone their crafting skills.

These can range from sweet card crafts featuring personal messages and artwork to handmade items incorporating unique designs and creativity.

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From using simple materials found around the house to recycling bits and bobs into something new and beautiful, the process of making these gifts can be as fun and rewarding as giving them. It’s a chance for kids to put their imagination and love into a tangible form, crafting something from the heart.

Are you looking to pair your handmade treasures with a store-bought gift? Explore our selection of coffee gifts for moms for a thoughtful way to add a little extra warmth to your present.

Mother’s Day Photo Frame Craft Supplies

You’ll need a few basic supplies to create a heartfelt frame craft for Mother’s Day. First, you’ll need an unfinished wooden craft frame. This provides a sturdy base that’s perfect for decorating and personalizing.

Plain wooden craft picture frame laying next to paper plate with four different colors of paint on it and a paint brush.

To add color, opt for kid-friendly acrylic craft paints. We prefer to use Apple Barrel’s paint set because of the wide range of vibrant colors. These paints go on smoothly and dry quickly, making them ideal for little hands.

A quality paintbrush is necessary for applying paint, while a Sharpie or black marker is handy for adding fine details or personalized messages on the frame.

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How to Make a Cute Mother’s Day Frame Craft

To craft a charming spring-themed Mother’s Day frame featuring fingerprint art, begin by painting the lower third of the frame green to represent grass. Let the paint dry completely, and apply a second coat if necessary for a rich, even color.

Top image shows green painted section of frame and bottom image shows the rest painted a sky blue color.

Then, fill the rest of the frame with a light shade of blue for the sky. Let the paint dry completely before the next step.

Now, for the fun part! Choose your favorite paint colors. Have the kids dip one finger in and lightly press it onto the frame to create adorable fingerprint art. Encourage the kids to decorate the frame with finger and thumbprint flowers and insects.

Top image shows a finger dipped in pink paint and bottom image shows fingerprint butterfly shape.

To make the flowers, press their finger down in a plus shape to make four petals. For the butterflies, your fingerprints should form an X shape. And just one fingerprint each will do the trick for those cute little bees and ladybugs.

Top image shows a fingerprint flower on the side of painted frame. Bottom image shows fingerprint bees and butterflies decorating along the top.

Remember to let the paint dry completely to avoid smudges before adding details. Finally, grab a Sharpie or fine-tip marker to add those all-important outlines and details that bring your art to life.

Close up view of fingerprint ladybugs and flowers on painted craft frame with added details using a marker.

This activity is not only a delightful way to spend some quality time with your little ones, but it also encourages creativity and fine motor skills. So, why not give it a try this weekend?

Tips for Doing This Project

Whether you’re a seasoned craft enthusiast or trying this for the first time with your little ones, these suggestions will help you create a beautiful and meaningful keepsake.

Here are some helpful tips to make your craft project successful, including ways to minimize the mess, adapt the project for younger children, and an alternative to fingerprint art for a unique twist.

  1. Get creative with your designs: To bring your artwork to life, add stripes for bees, spots for ladybugs, and stems for flowers.
  2. Embrace imperfections: If your fingerprints aren’t perfect, outline them with a marker to define and enhance the shapes.
  3. Prep your workspace: Use a craft mat and art smocks to keep things tidy. For the paint, use a paint palette or a small paper plate—remember, a little paint goes a long way.
  4. Alternative techniques: If you’re hesitant to use fingers, cotton swabs are a great alternative. Dip them in paint and dot away for a similar, but less messy, effect.
  5. Crafting with young children: Prepare the frame in advance if working with babies or toddlers. Keep baby wipes close by for quick clean-up, and remember to date the frame for a memorable keepsake.
  6. Personalize your project: Including a photo of the child with their mom adds a heartfelt touch, making the craft beautiful and meaningful.

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More Creative Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

There are countless other creative projects that kids can make for Mother’s Day to show their love and appreciation. These crafts offer an excellent opportunity for children to express their creativity and create something unique for their moms.

From simple artwork to more elaborate creations, each craft allows kids to pour their hearts into their work. These ideas will surely bring a smile to any mom’s face!

Crafting a unique Mother’s Day gift like the spring fingerprint art frame craft provides an enjoyable and creative way to spend time together, resulting in a heartfelt keepsake that moms will treasure.

This project is an excellent example of how simple materials and creativity can create something beautiful and meaningful. It’s a reminder that the best gifts come from the heart, and the memories made while creating these crafts are just as precious as the crafts themselves.

Completed painted Mother's Day frame craft for kids.

Mother's Day Frame Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10 or less

This easy DIY Mother's Day frame craft is perfect for kids to express their love. With simple steps and a touch of creativity, create a keepsake that moms will treasure forever.


  • Craft Frame
  • Paint in assorted colors


  • Paintbrush
  • Fine-tip marker


  1. Start by painting the bottom ⅓ of the frame green.
  2. Paint the rest of the frame blue. Allow drying time before adding fingerprints.
  3. Dip one finger in the paint of your choice.
  4. Make the fingerprint art. Make four fingerprints in a plus shape for the flowers. Make four fingerprints in an X shape for the butterflies. The bees and ladybugs only need one fingerprint each. Close up of one side of picture frame with pink and purple fingerprint butterflies and flowers and a red ladybug.
  5. Allow plenty of time for the paint to fully dry.
  6. Add outlines and details with a fine-tip marker. 

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