Mother’s Day Card Craft

Create a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day card with this “Love You to Pieces” craft! This project is perfect for kids of all ages and abilities. Let them express their creativity with colorful tissue paper pieces made into a heart while showing Mom just how much they love her.

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Three Mother's Day cards stacked on top of one another all using different cardstock colors.

This super cute Mother’s Day card idea is sure to put a smile on moms face this Mother’s Day! A homemade gift is full of sentiment and always means so much to moms. Coffee cups and candles are so sweet too, but if kids want to do something for mom all on their own then these adorable cards are just the thing. Other Mother’s Day activities like handprint art are great for younger kiddos too. And they would also make great cards for mom too.

Handmade cards are extra special because they are one-of-a-kind! They can’t be replicated and are each unique and special. Mother’s Day card ideas don’t have to be difficult to make either. This one is super simple and is great for younger kids and older kids too. Make a fun heart card to show mom how grateful you are for her and how much you love her! And then make her a special breakfast of croffles to start her day off with a tasty meal.

Why You’ll Love this Mother’s Day Card Craft

  • Store-bought cards are very sweet, but mom’s love when their littles grab craft supplies and make a card to say Happy Mother’s Day! This is a sweet and sentimental way for kids to show mom how much they love them.
  • You can easily customize this card to make it perfect. Use fun colors, extra supplies, write a personal message, really anything and everything that you want to do to create the most fun personalization of this card.
  • Cutting and glueing are wonderful activities to help refine fine motor skills. Craft time can also be a really useful learning time!

Supplies Needed

  • Love You to Pieces Card Printable – Print the sweet message and heart cutout outline on any color of paper that you want. It’s the easiest way to make DIY Mother’s Day cards!
  • Cardstock – Choose any color of cardstock to print the card template on. You can choose your favorite color, moms favorite color, or any others. If you don’t have cardstock then you can print on construction paper. Just know that construction paper is often large in size than copy paper so make sure that it fits in your printer.
  • Clear contact paper – You’ll need clear contact paper or press n’ seal to make the tissue paper art for the heart cutout.
  • Tissue paper – Use assorted colors of tissue paper to make the heart look like stained glass.
  • Scissors – If you are making this craft with young children, consider using safety scissors. You can also pre-cut the different colors of tissue paper so that it’s easier for young kids to make this craft.

How to Make this Mother’s Day Card Craft

  1. Grab the color of cardstock that you want to use and load it into your printer. Then download the free printable Mother’s Day card template and print it onto the cardstock.
  2. Once printed, carefully insert the scissors and cut the heart out from inside the lines. Try to keep the heart in one piece because you will need it later.
  3. Trace the heart that you cut out onto the back side of clear contact paper. Cut out two of these hearts, about 2 inches larger so that the shape drawn will fit around the cut out in the shape of the card.
  4. Apply on the heart shapes of the contact paper to the front of the card, then cut out or rip a bunch of the tissue paper.
  5. Place the tissue paper randomly all across the contact paper leaving no gaps in the heart. Once the heart is full of all different colors, secure the tissue paper in place with the other heart shape of contact paper on the back.
  6. That’s it! Feel free to write a personal message or decorate the card a bit more, and then it’s ready to go.

What are some good homemade gifts for Mother’s Day?

Free printable Mother’s Day cards templates like this make the sweet Mother’s Day gift! If you want to make something with this card, a DIY photo candle would be so sweet. You can make tissue paper flowers or a heart flower bouquet too. Or even make Mom a sweet treat like flower pretzels or gooey and fudgey brownies.

Pro Tips for the Best Handmade Mother’s Day Card

  • Decorate your handmade card with any other crafting materials that you want! Things like glitter glue, pom poms, rhinestones, sequins, buttons, and stickers would all be super cute in personalizing this printable template. You can grab pens, crayons, or markers and write a personal message or draw fun little things on the card.
  • Cut different sizes and different colors of your tissue paper so that you can make the heart really look like stained glass. The more colors used the better!
  • Use this as the card to all of your best ideas for gifts! You can add it into a gift bag, staple it on the front of a gift bag, or add it to a gift basket too.
Two i love you cards completed.

This precious card is always the sweetest gift! Make it however you want and with all the most fun colors and decorations.

More Fun Craft Ideas You’ll Love!

  • Make these cute DIY Felt Envelopes and fill them with little gifts and messages for the sweetest gift!
  • This Salt Dough Recipe is perfect for all the fun keepsakes that you want to make. It’s so much fun to make ornaments from salt dough!
  • Need a good craft for your littles? Check out this Paper Plate Apple Tree. Great for all of those little hands.
  • Grab a paper plate, paint and yarn and make the cutest little Paper Plate Octopus Craft.
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Mother’s Day Card Craft

Create a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day card with this "Love You to Pieces" craft! Colorful tissue paper pieces made into a heart while showing Mom just how much they love her.
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 card

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Begin by printing the love you to pieces card printable on the color cardstock of your choice.
  • Carefully insert the scissors and cut out the heart from inside the lines. Try to keep it in one piece, as you will need this heart later. An adult may be needed to do this step for safety.
  • Now, trace the heart you cut out on the back/paper side of clear contact paper.
  • Cut out two of these hearts, about 2 inches larger or so than the shape drawn so that it fits around the cut out shape of the card.
  • Apply one of the heart shapes of contact paper to the front of the love you to pieces card.
  • Then, cut or rip a bunch of colors of tissue paper.
  • Apply the tissue paper randomly to the contact paper. Continue until the heart is full.
  • Once the heart is full, apply the other heart shape of contact paper to the back of the love you to pieces card to secure the tissue paper in place and complete this super sweet Mother’s Day craft!
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