If you're in the market for a few LAST-minute DIY gifts for mom -these 9 DIY Gifts Kids Can Make for Mother's Day are Chic and Cheap and easy DIY gifts (no technical skill required) and may just require a quick sprint to a craft store!! You can literally whip them up in a jiff and they are gifts that are sure to put a nice big fat sloppy grin on the mom in your life's lips… keep reading for some of them!
#1 “Bath Bubble” Tea Fill a tall glass or beer mug (get one at to the dollar store or use an old one). Then place loose bath beads on the bottom, add a similarly colored loofa sponge or washcloth and top it off with a straw for authenticity.
#2 Sugar & Spice Body Scrub: Fill a mason jar with the following recipe to make a sweet smelling scrub: 2 parts brown sugar, 1 part light olive oil, 1 tsp organic vanilla abstract and ½ tsp of essential oil in lavender or orange. Mix ingredients in a bowl until the sugar is well saturated and then pour into a jar. Place a cute piece of fabric on the top and tie with a ribbon.
#3 Make your own Mask: In a shallow jar container place the following: one cooked carrot (mashed), one mashed avocado, one egg (beaten), ½ cup heavy cream and 3 tbs of honey. Stir together until it is creamey. Then include the following directions with your gift: Enjoy this mask by slathering over your face and neck. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
#4 Create a bath time pamper mom kit: Put together a Loofah, bath mittens and some bath salts. You can also create Turbans and Bath Wraps: Sew Velcro to the top corners of an inexpensive towel. Depending on the size you choose, the wrap can either be used as a turban for wet hair or a full-size body wrap.
#5 Smarty Pants Kit: Cover an old show box with old puzzles using “Modge Podge” (available at most craft stores) Fill the box with the “essentials that are never easy to find when you need them.” 10 pencils, 1 pencil sharpener (battery powered or manual), a few inexpensive books of Suduko, crossword puzzles and other fun brain teaser puzzles available at most book store and pharmacies.
#6 Rock, Paper, Scissor Kit: Cover an old shoe box with “Modge Podge” and photographs (or photo-copied photos work well too!) Have your kids draw faces on a few rocks with paint or markers. Add colorful pieces of construction paper and a pair or two of fun, curvy scissors. Suddenly you have a fun craft kit where mothers and kids can create hats, books and homes for their favorite rocks.
#7 Charades Rocks. Gather 15-20 rocks -look for ones that are light in color. Using a Sharpie or permanent black marker write the name of one movie, TV show, book, etc. on each rock (or make up your own category) & place the rocks in a cute box or empty cigar box and then let the games begin!
DIY Stress Buster Gifts for Mom Neck pillow and eye mask ~ Make your mom her very own aromatherapy eye mask and neck pillow by following these easy steps
#8 For the Eye Mask: Using an old silk scarf, sew closes three of the four openings so it resembled a silk tube. You can also use a strong silk sock if you prefer. Fill the eye mask with dry, uncooked rice mixed with a few drops of essential oil (lavender or verbena work well). Sew or insert Velcro tape to close the remaining opening.
#9 For the Neck Pillow: A neck pillow should be long enough to wrap around your shoulders and heavy enough to weigh your shoulders down slightly so they are not up by your ears. To make the pillow: Fill an extra long sock with dry, uncooked rice mixed with a few drops of essential oil (lavender or verbena work well). Sew or insert Velcro tape to close the remaining opening.
If all else fails just make her a cup of tea!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!