This idea was our youngest’s!  He made his dad’s face for the alphabet book at school and thought that other children would enjoy making their mom and/or dad’s face for Mother’s and Father’s Day.  

The first activity is a kids’ craft pop it into a glass-less frame to display on the wall.  The third activity is a Mother’s Day card you could make for mom or send it in the mail for Grandma! 


  • Printable mom faces: mom faces
  • Decorating materials (Use what you have such as buttons, beads, chenille stems etc.) OR loose parts
  • Glue


  • Printable: mothers day face
  • Markers, pencil crayons etc.
  • Pencil/ erasers
  • Cardstock

We always find these items useful too:



Design your Mom’s Face- Craft Project

  • Look at the mom faces and decide which one best matches your mom or better yet, draw your own.
  • Think about your mom’s face- what colour are her eyes?  What is the shape of her nose?
  • Create the features of your mom’s face using materials that you have on hand (this is a perfect time to use up odds and ends that you may have).  Our son used layered buttons, beads, pom poms and chenille stems.
  • Plan out and glue on your facial features.
  • Once dry, pop your work into a frame and then give it to mom!

Design Mom with Loose Parts 

  • Put the moms into page protectors if you like.
  • Put out a tray of loose parts (buttons, beads, rings etc.- whatever you may have on hand)
  • Have each child select the mom that looks like theirs and design the face.

Mother’s Day Card

  • Print the card on thick paper such as cardstock.
  • Create the facial features with pencil and then colour them in with pencil crayon, marker etc.
  • Write a personal message inside!

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We show you 3 ideas for Mother's Day!  1) Design your mom with loose parts. (Free, printable faces to chose from)  Create her face with buttons, beads, etc.- whatever you have on hand.  2) Decorate your mom's face with craft supplies.  Pop it into a glass-less frame and give it to mom for Mother's Day!  3) Make a Mother's Day card with your mom, grandma, aunty or special mentor's face on the front. (template included).  #mothersday #mothersdaycards #mothersdaycraft #mothersdaycrafts #mothersdayactivities #mothersdayactivity


  • Recognizing the physical features that make your parent unique and recreating them out of crafting materials.

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces.
  • Use scissors with care and direct, adult supervision.
  • Small items such as beads, buttons, pom poms etc. can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths.
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