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I Love You To Pieces Mother’s Day Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Moms are always there for us whether it’s to guide us when we need help, provide for us, or even spend some quality time with us playing a game or putting a puzzle together. 

Have kids show her just how special she is with this I love you to pieces Mother’s Day Craft. It’s an easy craft that’s fun and creative!

For all the dads and teachers out there looking for some great gift ideas for Mom’s special day, be sure to check out all our Mother’s Day crafts for kids.

Mother’s Day Heart Craft

Mothers day heart craft cover image

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We just love our moms to pieces and they will always have a piece of our heart!

This cute craft is great for kids of all ages, and we make it super simple to create with our free template. This would also be a great project to do in the classroom. Kids can bring it home to mom or anyone they “love to pieces”!

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Heart template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)

Directions

Download the heart template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

printed I love you to pieces template with "download the template on the blog" overlay

Begin by gluing the eyes below each of the eyebrows.

hands gluing eyes onto heart

Place the puzzle piece below the mouth and glue it in place.

hands gluing puzzle piece onto heart

Take a pipe cleaner and hold one edge. Push the pipe cleaner around to form three fingers, then twist the end around the base to create a hand. Repeat with the other pipe cleaner.

hands shaping pipe cleaner into hands for heart

Flip the heart over and tape the arms, one on each side of the heart. Leave enough of the arms hanging off so you can bend it to look like it’s holding the puzzle piece. Trim off any excess pipe cleaner on the opposite side.

hands taping pipe cleaner arms onto back

Create the foot by looping one end of the pipe cleaner into an oval and then twisting it onto the main part of the pipe cleaner.

hands shaping pipe cleaner into feet and legs

Tape the legs on the back of the heart. Trim off any excess paper.

hands taping legs onto back of heart

Flip the heart over so the front is facing you and bend the arms to look like it’s holding the puzzle piece. You can even use one of the “fingers” to secure the hand to the edge of the puzzle piece.

hands bending arms to shape them to hold puzzle piece
finished example of Mother's Day craft

Mother’s Day Ideas For Kids

The beginning of May is the perfect time to incorporate some Mother’s Day crafts and activities into your child’s day. This special holiday will be here before you know it, and kids will want to be prepared with some handmade items, especially for Mom.

Keep reading below for a few of our crafts and activities that will have kids excited to celebrate Mom!

Mother’s Day Books For Kids

Reading books regularly to your child is like opening up a treasure trove of knowledge and fun. Through storytelling, they can learn about life experiences, develop their vocabulary, and improve their communication skills.

Books can help children learn to empathize with others and view the world from different perspectives. See below for some of our favorite Mother’s Day books.

I Turned My Mom Into A Unicorn – If your child loves the Ted and Friends books, they’ll get a chuckle out of this one about Ted’s mom! Ted feels his mom is too grumpy, but when he turns his mom into a unicorn, will everything be fixed? This book is short and simple for young kids and shares the message of appreciating the goodness in their lives.

The Night Before Mother’s Day – These books are always fun and sweet and this one is no different! Read this story to see how a dad and his two daughters prepare to pamper mom for Mother’s Day!

What Not To Give Your Mom On Mother’s Day -Follow a boy and his mom in a story of all the things you shouldn’t give to your mom, unless she’s an animal. This is a simple story kids will enjoy with a cute message at the end!

hand holding finished I love you to pieces craft with another in background

Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids

Crafting is one of our favorite activities! It’s loaded with benefits for growing kids, plus it’s fun and entertaining. Kids are able to practice lots of skills that will come in handy in their day-to-day life.

Those fine motor skills they’re practicing when they craft will help them become more independent with things like buttoning their own shirts or tying shoes. Add some of our favorite Mother’s Day crafts to your list of fun things to do this May with the kids.

Shark Mother’s Day Card Craft – Share a toothy grin with Mom with this cute shark card! Kids can let moms know how “fin-tastic” they are. Download the free template to see how easy it is to bring this shark to life.

Sunflower Mother’s Day Craft – For the most beautiful sunflower you’ve ever seen, you’ll want to make sure the kids get crafty with this sunflower craft. The kid’s sweet face is at the center of this pretty flower. Give Mom a flower that won’t wilt this Mother’s Day with this fun craft!

Mother's Day craft ideas for kids image collage

Cat Mother’s Day Card Craft – Let Mom know she’s “purr-fect” to you with this adorable cat card. It is fun and easy to make and is great for kids of all ages. It’s sure to make Mom smile.

Mother’s Day Cactus Craft – Do you have a “fan-cactus” mom? Let her know you’re “stuck” on her with this cute cactus card. When you don’t know what to get Mom, you can go wrong with a plant that takes care of itself and a sweet note.

Mother’s Day Activities For Kids

For a gift that keeps on giving…well, until they run out…give Mom these printable Mother’s Day Coupons! They’re filled with things Mom will love like a huge hug, an art masterpiece, or a fun ice cream date!

All you have to do is print them out and let the kids color them in to add their own touch to them.

Moms will love that their kids are learning and making a thoughtful piece of art with these Mother’s Day color by numbers!

Kids will be able to improve their fine motor skills and practice number recognition when they color in these coloring pages. Once they’re finished, they can give them to Mom for Mother’s Day.

hand holding finished example of mothers day craft I love you to pieces

Color in some pictures for Mom with these Mother’s Day dot to dot activity pages. Kids will complete the pictures by connecting the dots by counting from 1 to 17.

After they’ve carefully colored in the illustrations, they’ll have a sweet gift while working on counting and fine motor skills.

These Mother’s Day homeschooling printables will make Mom’s day! They’re a great way for kids to work on writing and reading while telling Mom all their favorite things about her.

This printable set comes with 9 pages that will keep kids busy learning and celebrating mothers.

two side by side examples of finished mothers day craft

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hand holding finished I love you to pieces craft with another in background

I Love You To Pieces Mother's Day Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Have kids show Mom just how special she is with this I love you to pieces Mother’s Day Craft. It's an easy craft that's fun and creative!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Heart template

Instructions

  1. Download the heart template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the eyes below each of the eyebrows. hands gluing eyes onto heart
  3. Place the puzzle piece below the mouth and glue it in place.
  4. Take a pipe cleaner and hold one edge. Push the pipe cleaner around to form three fingers, then twist the end around the base to create a hand. Repeat with the other pipe cleaner.hands shaping pipe cleaner into hands for heart
  5. Flip the heart over and tape the arms, one on each side of the heart. Leave enough of the arms hanging off so you can bend it to look like it's holding the puzzle piece. Trim off any excess pipe cleaner on the opposite side.
  6. Create the foot by looping one end of the pipe cleaner into an oval and then twisting it onto the main part of the pipe cleaner.hands shaping pipe cleaner into feet and legs
  7. Tape the legs on the back of the heart. Trim off any excess paper.
  8. Flip the heart over so the front is facing you and bend the arms to look like it's holding the puzzle piece. You can even use one of the "fingers" to secure the hand to the edge of the puzzle piece.

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I Love You To Pieces Mother’s Day Craft Template

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de la Forest Divonne

Saturday 13th of May 2023

Coucou, c'est super mignon. Pouvez vous svp m'envoyer le modèle à imprimer. Merci d'avance

Sam

Monday 15th of May 2023

Thanks! Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂

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