My kids love to DIY their Mother’s Day gifts — and really, all gifts — and I’d much rather our craft supplies consist of flour and sugar than glue and that glitter that’s impossible to get out of the couch. So I’ve been browsing some of my favorite blogs to find some delicious, edible Mother’s Day gifts kids can make themselves.
This way Grandma — and ahem, I — might be able to look forward some tasty treats, along with that wonderful, obligatory family photo in a handmade frame.
Who wouldn’t want to receive a bouquet of marshmallows this beautiful? Love! Bonus: these edible flower marshmallows (also at very top) from The Decorated Cookie are easy to make with kids of any age. If you have preschoolers, have them put the marshmallows on the stick while you attach the flowers. If they’re older, you can switch jobs. Check out her site for the full tutorial and see how easy it is to make something so lovely.
I’m a Mounds lover, so these chocolate and coconut truffles from Loving It Vegan are my love language.You don’t even have to be vegan to love them — if you want to make these truffles even more decadent, you can switch to regular condensed milk for a creamy, rich flavor that will totally bust any diet. And be 100% worth it.
Bring Mom flowers she can eat, with this Flower Pot Cupcakes recipe from This Silly Girl’s Kitchen. If you have kids who aren’t very experienced in the kitchen, I’d bake the cupcakes (Devil’s Food…oooh!) ahead of time and just let them decorate with the crushed cookies and flowers. Wow, look at the result! And don’t worry, the flowers aren’t edible, which is partly why this is so easy to make.
For a tween or teen who loves to bake, a batch of these delicious homemade blueberry scones from The Cozy Apron, along with a box of gourmet tea would be a really sweet gift for a mother or grandmother. Giving her time in the morning to actually enjoy it all — without having to wrangle school lunches and last-minute permission slip signing — would be even better.
Want to go semi-homemade with an edible Mother’s Day gift from the kids? Check out this adorable edible spring chocolate bouquet DIY from HomeTalk. Using those beautifully wrapped Dove chocolates, it’s a no-fuss project for your kids to do at any age. If a parent or older sibling helps cut out the paper, little kids can just glue or tape the chocolates on. Just be sure to photograph the result before digging in! I know that will be a tough one.