Mother’s Day is coming up and kids are probably wondering what to get Mom or Nana.
Kids can make this super-cute Mother’s Day cactus craft for them!
This project will take just a few minutes, and kids can give it their own personal touch with markers, stickers, or other embellishments.
It also makes a great classroom project – kids can make one for their mom, grandma, or even Aunt!
So why not give it a try? Download the free template below and get started!
Also, be sure to check out all of our Mother’s Day crafts for kids.
Mother’s Day Craft Printable Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Cactus template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the cactus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Use a dark green marker to draw vertical lines along all the pieces of the cactus. Use a light green marker to draw spines along the vertical lines.
Take the eyes and glue them just above the mouth, on either side of the cactus. Next, glue the cheeks just below the eyes.
Place the two small pieces and glue them to the top and back of the main piece of the cactus.
Next, glue the pot to the front, lower part of the cactus base.
Finish up by writing a special message on the front of the pot.
Don’t you just love how cute this little cactus turns out? It’s so simple too!
More Mother’s Day Ideas
Keep the theme of Mother’s Day going with these fun Mother’s Day ideas. These are great for kids to do to learn and prepare for Mother’s Day!
Reading aloud with your kids not only gives them an opportunity to explore new vocabulary and use their imagination but also learn at the same time. We always recommend starting off any theme with books. Below are some of the most popular books are Mom:
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!
Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids
Why not let your kids have fun by engaging them in creative activities that will also improve their fine motor skills? These craft ideas are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!
Guinea Pig Card Craft For Kids – This guinea pig craft is a fun and easy way for kids to show their mom or nana how much they love them. It’s simple to make and can be done in just a few minutes, making it the perfect last-minute activity! Plus, who doesn’t love adorable guinea pigs?
Panda Mother’s Day Craft – This is a great way to get the kids involved in Mother’s Day festivities. It’s simple enough that they can do it by themselves, plus it’ll put a smile on Mom or Grandma’s face.
Llama Mother’s Day Card Craft – Show your mom some love this Mother’s Day with a handmade card straight from the heart of your little one. This llama-themed craft is easy to make and has a free template to download, so your kids can get crafting in no time at all.
Pirate Mother’s Day Craft – Your little pirates will love making this craft for Mother’s Day! Whether you’re crafting at home or school, these sweet pirate cards are a great way to spread love to Mom on her special day.
Have your kids fill in their cards with loving messages and doodles – the end result will show Mom just how much they care!
Kids’ Mother’s Day Activities
For an adorable Mother’s Day gift, why not try these printable Mother’s Day coupons? They give your child a chance to flex their creative muscles by writing and drawing out special coupons just for Mom! With so many fun things to cash in on, any Mom would be thrilled to get these special coupons.
Our Mother’s Day color by numbers activity is a great way to practice math and have fun. Download the free printables, get your crayons or markers, and let the coloring begin! Y
our children will love watching their work come alive as they color in the shapes and numbers. They also make fantastic gifts for Mom – she will treasure these beautiful pictures forever!
Finally, don’t forget our Mother’s Day dot to dot activity printables! Your kids can work on their hand-eye coordination by connecting the dots and filling in the shapes.
Any child will be amazed at the cute illustrations they’ll uncover! Plus, this fun activity is both entertaining and educational; what’s not to love?
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More Activities For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Cactus template
- Download the cactus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Use a dark green marker to draw vertical lines along all the pieces of the cactus. Use a light green marker to draw spines along the vertical lines.
- Take the eyes and glue them just above the mouth, on either side of the cactus. Next, glue the cheeks just below the eyes.
- Place the two small pieces and glue them to the top and back of the main piece of the cactus.
- Next, glue the pot to the front, lower part of the cactus base.
- Finish up by writing a special message on the front of the pot.