5 Cute + Easy Mother's Day Cards to Make

Make Mom one of these adorable handmade cards with materials you likely already have for an easy last-minute gift idea.

April 09, 2021
5 DIY Mother's Day Cards

5 Easy + Cute Mother’s Day Card Ideas

Make Mom an adorable, handmade card with materials you already have. These last-minute options are quick and super easy.

Photo by: Allie Holcomb King

Allie Holcomb King

"I Love You a Latte" Card

I Love You a Latte Mother's Day Card

I Love You a Latte Mother's Day Card

Show Mom how much you love her with an easy Mother's Day card made with card stock and marker.

Photo by: Allie Holcomb King

Allie Holcomb King

Materials Needed

  • (1) sheet pink, brown, white and kraft paper card stock
  • pencil
  • fine-tipped black marker
  • white crayon or colored pencil
  • glue stick
  • scissors

This clever cutie is perfect for the coffee-loving mom. Begin by folding the sheet of pink card stock in half, hamburger-style. Sketch and cut out a to-go coffee cup from the sheet of kraft paper card stock. Next, sketch and cut out a lid from the brown card stock and a coffee sleeve from the white card stock (Image 1). Glue your coffee cup and lid onto the front of the pink card. Hand-draw your design and a saying on the white coffee sleeve using a pencil (Image 2). Use a fine-tipped black marker to finalize your text and design (Image 3). Then, glue the sleeve into place. Use a white crayon or colored pencil to complete your card with coffee steam accents (Image 4).

Fluffy Chick Card

The Cutest Mother's Day Card

The Cutest Mother's Day Card

Surprise your mom with an adorable chick card made with card stock and pom-poms. Add one larger pom-pom to represent Mom and a small pom-pom to represent each of her kids. Finish by writing "To Our Favorite Chick" with a personal message on the inside.

Photo by: Allie Holcomb King

Allie Holcomb King

Materials Needed

  • (1) sheet kraft paper card stock
  • (1) large yellow pom-pom
  • (2) mini yellow pom-poms
  • pencil
  • fine-tipped black marker
  • pink colored pencil
  • orange colored pencil
  • hot glue gun + sticks

Get creative with this adorable, chick-inspired design. Fold the sheet of kraft paper card stock in half, hamburger-style. Then, sketch your design on the front of the card using a pencil. Place the pom-poms where you'd like the chicks to be, lift them up and mark a small X with the pencil (Image 1). Use a fine-tipped black marker to finalize the text. Then, apply hot glue on the marks you made to secure each pom-pom (Image 2). Use the black marker to add feet and beaks to the chicks. Then, color in the beaks with an orange colored pencil. Add pink hearts for an extra pop of color (Image 3). Tip: Customize the design by adjusting the number of mini yellow pom-poms to match the number of mom's kiddos.

Ice Cream Cone Card

The Sweetest DIY Mother's Day Card

The Sweetest DIY Mother's Day Card

Make an ice cream cone card for Mother's Day this year using minimal materials including pom-poms, kraft paper and marker.

Photo by: Allie Holcomb King

Allie Holcomb King

Materials Needed

  • (1) sheet mint green and kraft paper card stock
  • (1) mini red pom-pom
  • (16) mini pink pom-poms
  • fine-tipped black marker
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • glue stick
  • scissors

Give Mom a sweet treat sans the sticky hands. Fold the sheet of mint green card stock in half, hamburger-style. Then, sketch and cut out an ice cream cone from the kraft paper card stock. Situate the cone and pom-poms on the front of the mint green card to your liking (Image 1). Using a fine-tipped black marker, draw intersecting diagonal lines to create a cone pattern using a fine-tipped black marker (Image 2). Glue the cone onto the front of the card using a glue stick, and glue the pom-poms above the cone using a hot glue gun (Image 3). Hand-write a message at the top of the card with a fine-tipped black marker (Image 4).

Bumblebee-Inspired Card

Bumblebee Thumbprint Mother's Day Card

Bumblebee Thumbprint Mother's Day Card

Have each kid place their thumbprint on a card, and draw designs so they resemble bumblebees. Write a "Bee-utiful" message to surprise mom with.

Photo by: Allie Holcomb King

Allie Holcomb King

Materials Needed

  • (1) sheet kraft paper card stock
  • fine-tipped black marker
  • yellow crayon or colored pencil
  • yellow finger paint

Mom deserves to be buzzed about. Fold the sheet of kraft paper card stock in half, hamburger-style. Then, use a pencil to sketch your text and design (Image 1). Use a fine-tipped black marker to finalize your text. Then, use a yellow crayon or colored pencil to add a fun, colorful accent to the word "bee-utiful" (Image 2). Grab the kiddos, and have them add their thumbprints to the card using yellow finger paint (Image 3). Allow the thumbprints to dry. Add bumblebee details, like stripes, eyes and wings, to each thumbprint using a black marker (Image 4).

Flower Pot Card

Tissue Flower Mother's Day Card

Tissue Flower Mother's Day Card

Give Mom flowers that won't die. Make her a last-minute card using card stock and bundles of tissue paper that resemble flowers.

Photo by: Allie Holcomb King

Allie Holcomb King

Materials Needed

  • (1) sheet pink and kraft paper card stock
  • (5) sheets tissue paper in bright colors
  • pencil
  • fine-tipped black marker
  • green colored pencil
  • glue stick
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • scissors

Give Mom a bundle of blooms without stepping foot in a gardening store. First, cut the five sheets of tissue paper into squares of the same size, approximately 6 inches by 6 inches (Image 1). Fold the sheet of pink card stock in half, hamburger-style. Then, crumple up each tissue paper square into a ball, and arrange them like a bouquet of flowers on the front of the pink card. Next, sketch a flower pot onto the kraft paper card stock, using the pink card and flowers to estimate an appropriate size (Image 2). Cut out the flower pot, and hand-write text using a fine-tipped black marker. Then, glue the pot onto the front of the pink card using a glue stick (Image 3). Make sure the tissue paper blooms are situated properly and use a green colored pencil to draw a stem for each one (Image 4). Finally, glue the tissue paper flowers in place with a hot glue gun (Image 5).

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