41 Easy Painting Ideas for Moms

Painting is an enjoyable hobby that kids seem to love. If you want to improve your kids’ painting skills, you can start with some adorable mom painting ideas. Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, you’ll find what you need here.

We’ve made a list of many painting ideas appropriate for mother’s day or simply appreciating mothers without an occasion. So grab your painting tools, and jump in!

1. Easy Mother’s Day Craft

If you don’t mind a little mess, then you can let your kids have a field day making this adorable craft. It requires paint, paint brushes, paper, and a few other materials. They’ll make a massive painting with the word “mom” gracing it in the middle. After they’re finished, you can hang the picture in your classroom or the kids’ room.

Get the tutorial for Easy Mother’s Day Craft on theeducatorsspinonit.com.

2. Handprint Butterfly Mother’s Day Craft

If your kids are too young to hold a brush and paint with it, you can let them make a handprint craft. First, you’ll paint their hand in whatever color you want. Then, you can let them press it tightly on paper to create the butterfly’s wings.

Check how to make Handprint Butterfly Mother’s Day Craft on easypeasyandfun.com.

3. Mom Rock Portrait

You can let your kids paint this mom rock portrait as a creative take on the usual mom paintings. All you have to do is give them paint and polished rocks. Then, they can paint a portrait on each stone and write a sweet message on the other side. Of course, they can also make portraits for the whole family.

Find out more about Mom Rock Portrait on mermagblog.com.

4. Mother’s Day Handprint Flower Art

For this year’s mother’s day, your kids can make this adorable handprint art. First, they’ll create cute flowers made of colorful handprints with a green stalk. Then, they can write a short message beneath the flower.

Check the tutorial for Mother’s Day Handprint Flower Art on easypeasyandfun.com.

5. Mother’s Day Paint Pouring Canvas Art

Paint pouring is a fun and chaotic technique that breeds beautiful results. Instead of the usual painting, you can make this adorable canvas art with your kids. After you’re done with the pouring part, you can stick “MOM” letters in the middle of your canvas. And voila! You have a perfect mother’s day gift to brag about.

Read more about Mother’s Day Paint Pouring Canvas Art on iheartcraftythings.com.

6. DIY Mother’s Day Canvas

You can use watercolors or acrylic paints for this project, but you’ll need many bright shades to get the desired result. Since it requires adult supervision, you can paint the canvas with your kids. They’ll draw a heart in the middle with the word “mom” on it, then paint around it with different colors.

Learn how to make DIY Mother’s Day Canvas on eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com.

7. Mother’s Day Banner

If you have an unwanted, old book, you can give your kids some papers out of it so that they can make this beautiful banner. First, they’ll cut a triangle at the bottom of each page to resemble an actual banner. Then, they’ll paint the word “mommy” on the banner, with each letter taking a page. After painting, you can let them decorate the letters with glitter.

Check the tutorial for Mother’s Day Banner on eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com.

8. Mother’s Day Card Craft

This cute card will make a perfect gift for mothers on their special day. It has a colorful, bright design that kids will love. However, it has many details and might be challenging for them. So for better results, they should make it under adult supervision.

Find out more about Mother’s Day Card Craft on crayola.com.

9. Birds Mother’s Day Card

For a simple yet elegant mother’s day card, you can draw a mother bird with two little birds standing side by side. Luckily, it’s relatively easy to paint and won’t take much of your time. Also, you can print readymade bird templates to avoid the hassle of drawing them yourself.

Learn how to make Birds Mother’s Day Card on craftsy.com.

10. Hand-Lettered Mother’s Day Rock

If you trust your handwriting and painting skills, you can attempt those cute hand-lettered rocks. First, you’ll paint the stone in a swirly fashion with bright colors. Then, you can write the words carefully on it with a black marker.

Find out more about Hand-Lettered Mother’s Day Rock on rockpainting101.com.

11. DIY Kids Mother’s Day Canvas Painting

This idea is perfect for little kids because of how simple it is. In addition, it’s tremendously fun to paint. First, the kids will paint beautiful roses with green stalks using a lettuce head and red paint. Then, they can write a short, sweet message for their mother on paper.

Get the video tutorial for DIY Kid Mother’s Day Canvas Painting on raisingworldchildren.com.

12. Mother’s Day Portrait

If you’re a teacher and want the kids to create cute gifts for their mothers, you can give them those cute portraits to attempt. They can get creative and use whatever colors they want. In addition to the mothers’ appreciation for those adorable gifts, the kids will have tremendous fun creating them.

Find out more about Mother’s Day Portrait on artfulparent.com.

13. I Love You Mom Glitter Painting

This idea is pretty simple, cute, and lots of fun to paint. First, you can encourage the kids to draw a giant butterfly with wings. Then, they can put glue over the areas they want to paint with glitter. Before the glue dries, pour the glitter over the paper for a sparkling effect.

Learn more about I Love You Mom Glitter Painting on craftprojectideas.com.

14. DIY Watercolor Mother’s Day Card

If you have a Cricut machine, you’ll love this idea. It’s fun to create, and it has a cute design that’s guaranteed to impress all mothers. And for the best part, this art project doesn’t require advanced painting skills.

Check the tutorial for DIY Watercolor Mother’s Day Card on 100directions.com.

15. Floral Vine Mom Rock Painting

This idea is more suitable for adults because it’s challenging for kids to paint such intricate details on rocks. Also, it’d be best if you used paint marker pens for painting because they’ll come in handy when working on small pieces.

Get the tutorial for Floral Vine Mom Rock Painting on rockpainting101.com.

16. Mother’s Day Canvas of Love

This idea is pretty fun to make with toddlers. You’ll need a rectangular canvas in any size you like and acrylic paint to get it done.

Then, after finishing the bright painting, you’ll add a final cute touch by letting your kids paint their hands or feet on it. It’ll be adorable documentation for their childhood and a perfect mother’s day gift.

Read more about Mother’s Day Canvas of Love on theinspiredhome.org.

17. Mother’s Day Silhouette Painting

You can let your kids have fun with this easy silhouette painting. Since it’s colorful and lovely, you can hang it anywhere in your place. As a start, you can cut out the shape you want in the middle of your painting then attach it to a canvas. After that, you can let your kids paint over the shape using whatever colors they like.

Get the tutorial for Mother’s Day Silhouette Painting on homemadesimple.com.

18. Q-Tip Dandelion Mother’s Day Card

Instead of painting with a brush, your kids will use Q-tips this time. First, they’ll use green paint to draw the stalks. Then, they can use white paint and dap lightly to create a dandelion texture. It’s worth mentioning that this card requires a dark background to bring out the white color.

Check the step-by-step guide for Q-Tip Dandelion Mother’s Day Card on craftymorning.com.

19. Scandinavian Design Mother’s Day Rock

Do you want to unleash your artistic talents for this year’s mother’s day? Then, you can attempt those remarkable Scandinavian design rocks. They might look like a challenge at first, but they’re pretty easy and fun to create.

Learn more about Scandinavian Design Mother’s Day Rock on rockpainting101.com.

20. Watercolor Mother’s Day Card

You can challenge your painting skills with this elegant, heartwarming mother’s day card. You’ll paint various flowers on the card’s corners, then write a sweet message in the center. The card will take some effort on your side. However, by the time you’re finished, it’ll be worth it.

Get the guide for Watercolor Mother’s Day Card on foxandhazel.com.

21. Paint and Decoupage Canvas – Mother’s Day

Imagine how happy your mom would be if you sent her a decoupage canvas! The first of our ideas is a fun and easy acrylic painting. The words “Happy Mother’s Day” stick out against the light blue background.

Find the details for Paint and Decoupage Canvas – Mother’s Day on Craftionary.

22. Easy Mother’s Day Craft

This idea revolves around resist art, which renders it perfect for kids. You can download the free printable and let the kids go crazy! We know they’ll love the fun technique and numerous colors they’ll use to make this painting.

Learn about this Easy Mother’s Day Craft on The Educators’ Spin On It.

23. Mother’s Day Handprint Art Flowers

This is another one of our mother’s day crafts for kids of all ages and anyone who’d care to join! With fun handprints, they can create amazing drawings, and you get to enjoy your mother’s day gift!

Get the step-by-step instructions for the Mother’s Day Handprint Art Flowers from Easy Peasy and Fun.

24. Mother’s Day Banner

If you love recycling, we have a feeling you’ll love this banner. It’s a cute mother’s day art project, which is easy to make, inexpensive, and decorative! Your kids will be so proud of themselves for making you this gift!

Read about the Mother’s Day Banner on East Coast Mommy.

25. Make a Rock Portrait for Mom!

Your kid will have so much fun creating this mother’s day craft because who doesn’t love rock painting ideas? Using rocks, they can paint mother’s day portraits on one of their sides and write sweet messages on the other. Also, they can use the same idea to create a father’s day gift or even make portraits for the whole family.

Find the details for Make a Rock Portrait for Mom on Mer Mag.

26. DIY a Sweet Watercolor Mother’s Day Card

If you love watercolors, you’ll want to check out this elegant and simplistic mother’s day card craft. The painting features three birds: a mom bird and two little ones, and it’s easy to recreate. Not to mention, the bird template can make this even easier.

Learn how to DIY a Sweet Watercolor Mother’s Day Card on Crafsty.

27. Fingerprint Keepsake for Toddlers

In this project, the simple heart stencil allows kids to finger paint freely while maintaining a clean look. This way, they get their fun art project, and you get a precious mother’s day keepsake! The biggest takeaway from this idea is that your little ones are never too young to make a mother’s day craft.

Find the instructions for the Fingerprint Keepsake for Toddlers on Red Ted Art.

28. Handprint Board

Why not have the kids and their dad collaborate on this handprint project? They can make a collage of their handprints in bright colors for the mother. Even better, they can personalize it with dates, names, quotes, or anything else. If you want to decorate your place, imagine how cute this board will look!

Read about the Handprint Board on Lolly Jane.

29. Driftwood Sign Craft

Let’s switch it up with a different material, driftwood! Your kids will enjoy going out and collecting it. Then, they’ll use their handprints to shape a sun. How creative is that?! And the final touch is the words: “You Are Our Sunshine.”

Get the step-by-step instructions for Driftwood Sign Craft from Homemade Heather.

30. How to Make a Kid’s DIY Canvas Painting for Mother’s Day

A flower bouquet makes a great card, especially if it’s painted! Thanks to the simple rose stamping, the card is very easy to make. But our favorite part is the use of innovative materials that kids will have fun with (like lettuce heads)!

Find the details for How to Make a Kid’s DIY Canvas Painting for Mother’s Day from Raising World Children.

31. Mother’s Day Craft: Silhouette Painting

This easy silhouette canvas painting is a fun way to spend quality time with your kids. Not to mention, the final result is to die for. You’ll want to hang this somewhere visible because of the stark contrast between the colorful background and plain flower.

Learn how to make the Mother’s Day Craft: Silhouette Painting from Home Made Simple.

32. DIY Mother’s Day Gift: Mom Painted Canvas

Are you looking for a simple idea with a big impact? You can make this mom canvas craft by following the video tutorial or instructions. We love the crisp lines, blue and red tones, and how they contrast with the word “Mom” in white.

Find the tutorial and instructions for the DIY Mother’s Day Gift: Mom Painted Canvas on Teen Entertainment Guide.

33. Q-Tip Dandelion Mother’s Day Card for Kids to Make

Kids will love to paint with Q-tips and acrylic paints, creating the dandelion effect and texture. But what makes the dandelion the perfect flower for this craft is that you can blow it and make a wish. After all, is there a better way to wish a mother a happy mother’s day? We think not.

Find the Q-Tip Dandelion Mother’s Day Card for Kids to Make on Crafty Morning.

34. Watercolor Mother’s Day Card

If you want to make your mom a sweet card, this watercolor card idea might be it. The vibrant floral frame, micron pen outline, and bold handwriting will give you beautiful results! And your mom will be touched by the effort you put into this present.

Read more about the Watercolor Mother’s Day Card on Fox + Hazel.

35. Mothers Day Inspiration

Because tulips are symbols of unconditional love, they’re perfect for a mom gift. To illustrate, the tulips create a frame within the bigger heart. Also, the pink, green, and blueish hues used in this craft are lovely. But if you aren’t into pastels, you’ll find the same craft with yellow tulips opposite a dark background.

Find out more about Mothers Day Inspiration from You Can Folk It.

36. Mother’s Day Paint Pouring Art

This paint pouring canvas project is one of the great ideas that kids and adults can make. Its chaotic technique creates such awesome backgrounds with different colors. Also, the “MOM” letter stickers look super neat on top.

Learn more about Mother’s Day Paint Pouring Art from I Heart Crafty Things.

37. Quick DIY Watercolor Mother’s Day Card

If you like to break the rules, you’ll need customizable crafts. So, check out this mom card. You can get pre-printed watercolored paper or make your own, and you can totally switch up the paper design.

As for our favorite part of this DIY, it has to be its cute and simplistic gold lettering. However, take a look at the supplies needed because not everyone has a Cricut machine.

Get the instructions for the Quick DIY Watercolor Mother’s Day Card from 100 Directions.

38. Mother’s Day Fingerprint

Fingerprint mother’s day canvas ideas are excellent if you’re short on supplies. You can make your own finger paint and let your kids dive in. The painting features a heart in the middle of vibrantly colored blobs. And we can’t forget the adorable little poem that’ll make any mom sob!

Read about Mother’s Day Fingerprint on Kids Activities.

39. DIY Mother’s Day Canvas

Your kids can try out this project whether you have watercolor or acrylic paint. We love its rainbow-style design and stencil technique. We have a feeling you’ll want to display this creative canvas at home.

Learn to make this DIY Mother’s Day Canvas from Easy Coast Mommy.

40. Mother’s Day Drawing With Oil Pastels

We can’t have a painting collection for mothers without one that involves oil pastel paint. To recreate this, you’ll have to experiment with mixing colors because the colors used to paint the sky are unique. Nevertheless, the tutorial isn’t difficult to follow, thanks to the shaded mother, kid, and garden.

Find the instructions for Mother’s Day Drawing With Oil Pastels on Parbez Drawing Academy.

41. Mother’s Day Canvas of Love

We promise this is the last of our print ideas! And it’s a canvas colored with bright acrylic paints to juxtapose the white letters of the word “love.” But where does the printing come in? Well, the hand or footprints create the letters “o” or “v.” This canvas will remind you in later years of how small and cute your kids were!

Get the details for this Mother’s Day Canvas of Love from The Inspired Home.

Now that you have many mom painting ideas to try out, you don’t have to waste time thinking about this year’s mother’s day gift!



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