With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we can’t forget the special woman who started it all – Grandma! Kids are so fortunate if they have a grandma in their lives. These Mother’s Day crafts for Grandma are such a heartfelt way to show her some well-deserved love!
As a young kid, I was really fortunate to have both grandmas in my life, both living close-by. My childhood is filled with memories of playing in their backyards, going there for holidays and having them present for the all the big life events – birthday, school concerts, and graduations.
As I got older, one set of grandparents moved to Florida (as most New Yorkers do), and the other set passed away when I was in my twenties. But I’m so grateful that I had them in my life growing up.
For my boys, both sets of grandparents live out of state. I’m so adamant about our boys growing up around family that we are actually moving to Tennessee to be near at least one set of grandparents. That’s how strongly we feel about it.
As Mother’s Day rolls around, crafts are such a fun way for the grandkids to show Grandma how much she means. And grandmas will absolutely love anything that comes from their grandbabies (my boys made my mother-in-law a Christmas ornament that was just all scribbles, and she adored it!).
I especially wanted these crafts to be for grandmothers for 2 reasons. The first is that grandmas are so special in a child’s life; a handmade gift from a grandchild is so meaningful and it’s such a sweet keepsake.
The second is that…well, moms, do we really want to make our own Mother’s Day gifts?!? I mean…unless Dad is going to pitch in and help…. it’s pretty much like making yourself a present. And after all the tantrums and fighting and effort and clean-up… by the time you are sweating and your nerves are shot, it might not really feel like a gift for you anymore. At least if it’s for grandma, it’s a worthy sacrifice.
So, I thought this was a great opportunity to honor the grandmas. There are lots of skill levels included here – from the littlest ones right up to the older kids. But for sure, Grandma (Nana, Nanny, Gigi…) will adore whatever the grandkids make her. And moms, I really do hope it’s a little bit fun in the process.
If so, that’s their gift to you. 🙂
30 Mother’s Day Crafts for Grandma
1| Fun Facts about Grandma from The Girl Creative
2| Grandma’s Garden Handprint Keepsake from Fun Handprint Art Blog
3| Heart Handprint Canvas from Crafty Morning
4| Handprint Tulip Towels from I Can Teach My Kids
5| I Love Grandma Because... from Mama. Papa. Bubba.
6| Grandkids Make Like Grand from Where the Smiles Have Been
7| Handprint Flower Pot with Free Printable from Giggles Galore
8| Grandma’s Tweet Hearts Footprint Canvas from Crafty Morning
9| Flower Picture Mother’s Day Craft from Best Ideas for Kids
10| GRANDMA Picture Refrigerator Magnets from I Can Teach My Child
11| Printable Booklet for Grandma from What Moms Love
12| Open When Envelopes from Dad Mum Baby
15| Grandma’s Garden Flower Bouquet from U Create
16| Shrinky Dink Footprint Keychain from The Best Ideas for Kids
17| Mason Jar Picture Vase from Home Stories A-Z
18| Send a Hug from Paging Supermom
19| Homemade Burlap Canvas from Making Home Base
20| Photo Album for Grandma from Finding Time to Create
21| Helping Hands Pot Holders from Creative Party Ideas
22| Silhouette Art from According to Katie
23| DIY Painted Mugs from Glued to My Crafts
24| I Heart You Footprint Tutorial from I Watch Them Grow
25| DIY Handprint Art Sign from Making Joy and Pretty Things
26| Art Tea Towel from Setting for Four
27| DIY Sharpie Mugs from Oh, Honestly
28| Family Birthday Calendar from Praktic Ideas
28| DIY Hug Pillow from Ducklings in a Row
29| Heart Thumbprint Platter from Simply Kierste
30| Picture Clock from Landeelu
Aren’t these great? Be sure to bookmark this list because this can keep you busy for years to come! Whether Grandma is near or far, I know she will LOVE getting these adorable crafts from her grandbabies. And if she is close by, give her an extra squeeze on our behalf. Our boys won’t be with grandmas this year, but finger-crossed, we are Tennessee-bound, and we will be together next year!
If you try out one of these crafts, let me know! I’d love to hear how it goes!
And if you are on Instagram, be sure to take a picture and tag me! I’d love to take a look! 🙂
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