Mother’s Day Necklace Made by Kids

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One of the sweetest gifts our kids make for Mother’s Day are necklaces. We tuck them into hand-painted boxes tied with a bow and adorned with a heart gift tag. They are then given to the mommies at our Mother’s Day Tea. 

kids mothers day craft



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Materials Used:

  • Air-Dry White Clay
  • Assorted Beads
  • Lacing Yarn
  • Small Circle Cookie Cutter
  • Spray Varnish


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The process:

After reading some books about mothers, we set up our art table with the clay and beads. Note for teachers: I’ve found it very helpful to have the children’s names written on tape ahead of time. When the clay pieces are placed on the tray to dry, we press the labeled pieces of tape beside them.
kids mothers day crafts
Place a small amount of clay on a flat surface and invite the children to roll it flat. 
kids mothers day crafts
We took a small circle cookie cutter and pressed it into the clay.

kids mothers day crafts
Beads were then pressed into the clay.
kids mothers day craft

kids mothers day craft
Make sure to create a hole somewhere for the yarn to thread through! (We use a pencil tip.)
kids mothers day craft
Allow them to air dry. Then spray with varnish to give them shine.

kids mothers day craft
Once dry, the yarn can be laced through the hole.
kids mothers day craft
We had them paint gift boxes with watercolors to place the necklaces in. (We used these boxes.)
kids mothers day craft
We secured the box with ribbon and a little heart tag.

kids mothers day craft
The week before Mother’s Day, we invite our mommies to join us for some songs the last 15 minutes of our morning.  We call this “Muffins for Mama”. (You can read about it here.) During this time we give them muffins that their children made, and they open their gifts. I just love seeing the children’s faces as their mommies open the boxes!

Here are some more Mother’s Day ideas!



And here are more Mother’s Day ideas:

Mother’s Day (Pre-K Pages)
8 Simple Mother’s Day Crafts (Kids Activities Blog)


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Comments

  1. How wonderful. I would be so proud to wear one of those made by my little girl. Happy Mother’s Day.

  2. Proud kids and happy mamas – you can’t get better than that!

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