We are always looking for new and fun ideas for Mother’s Day, because what’s the fun in giving the same exact gift year after year? This Mother’s Day Sweet Fruit Basket Craft is so easy to put together and the kids had so much fun with this one!
Keep reading to see how we put it together and to grab the free printable template. And for an added bonus, you’ll find a blank template to create this fun gift for teachers, grandmas, aunts, neighbors, even for May Day!
Mother’s Day Sweet Fruit Basket Craft
Hand-made gifts. You either love them or hate them. Right?
I feel like hand-made gifts have come such a long way since my days as a kid! With the technology we have now, we’re able to see so many more ideas, find awesome DIY projects, print templates and more – and it’s all so easily accessible!
Personally, I love receiving hand-made gifts from the kiddos. And Mother’s Day is no exception. I love being able to look back on all the gifts my kids have given me throughout the years. They always bring back so many memories.
And let’s face it, they don’t stay little for long! When they get older you’ll wish you had those hand-made gifts, full of hand-written notes, little hand-prints, and personality.
If you’re looking for a fun Mother’s Day craft or gift this year, grab a few supplies and recreate this Mother’s Day Sweet Fruit Basket Craft.
The best part is, these are items you probably already have laying around the house!
Gather your supplies
- Construction paper: red, yellow, light green, green and brown
- Colored Pencils
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Google eyes (optional)
You’ll also need a copy of the free printable template which can be found at the bottom of this post.
Print it out on white printer paper or cardstock and use colored pencils to color in the fruit basket. We recommend using heavy weight paper or white cardstock to make your final basket a little more heavy-duty. But if you don’t have any on hand, regular printer paper will work.
We used brown to give it the look of a woven basket, but you can use any colors you want and get creative with it.
Now, take your template and carefully cut out each fruit piece and basket you just colored.
Trace all the small template pieces onto the red construction paper & cut carefully them out.
Let’s start with the cherries first.
Cut two leaves from the light green construction paper (think of a pointed oval shape) and two stems out of the brown paper (a curved ‘V’ shape).
Glue the leaves to the stem and the stem to the two small red circles.
To bring the cherries to life, draw two smiles and either draw eyes or use google eyes.
Now to make the strawberry, cut a stem and leaf out of the green paper.
Glue onto the red oval shape.
Use the black marker to add some strawberries seeds and a face.
Onto the last fruit, the watermelon. Now that the large triangle is cut from the red construction paper, you can cut on the other curved lines of the watermelon template.
Trace the outer curve from the green construction paper and the inner curve from the light green construction paper.
Glue these two green pieces onto the red triangle piece.
To finish off the watermelon, use the black marker to add seeds and a face.
Finally, gather up all the fruit pieces you’ve just created.
Aren’t they adorable!? Then finish off the sweet fruit basket craft by gluing all the fruit inside the basket.
And now it’s ready to give to your ‘Sweet’ Mother!
Grab the printable below to recreate this adorable Mother’s Day gift.
We’ve heard your requests and we’ve got a bonus printable for you!
For those who have asked for a version they can make for Grandmas, Aunts, Teachers, Neighbors, Birthdays, May Day, and more, we’ve got a printable just for you. This version says “You are so sweet!” but doesn’t have the Mom heading. Feel free to add one in or leave it as is!
To grab a more general version of this craft template, one that you can give to just about anyone, click the link below: