The truth is, with a lot of children’s craft, it can be pretty awful. Not awful in a cute way. Awful because it’s either too complicated, time-consuming or expensive.

And awful because what you see is not what you get when you and your own kids have a go.

Because it’s tricky to get the balance right, we’ve put together some surprisingly easy craft ideas for kids that are also very, very cool.

Go forth and craft!

1. Celery Stamping

Upgrade your advent calendar tradition with this DIY gingerbread version from Sugar Celery stamping is a favourite for kids of all ages! You can stamp these onto a card or make this pretty flower bouquet.

2. DIY Coasters

Make your craft cocktails look even prettier by serving them on these DIY snowflake coasters. Made with white pipe cleaners, it doesn’t get any easier than this. Learn how to make them from Sugar and Charm.

3. Handprint Butterflies

Handprint Butterflies make the cutest card idea for Mom! She’ll love that these are made from handprints. Preschoolers can decorate with pom poms, stickers or paint. It also comes with a sweet poem to add inside.

4. Beautiful Flower Templates

This flower template craft is perfect for Preschoolers to make! They can add special messages under the petals.

5. Toilet Roll Flowers

Save some paper rolls and make these cute butterflies and flowers! These are fun for preschoolers to paint and create.

6. Button Cards

Buttons are great for fine motor practice! Have your kids make button flower cards for Granma, she’ll be sure to love them!

7. Cupcake Liner Cards

Looking for an easy card your kids can glue together? This cupcake liner card is perfect! Have the coffee cups pre-cut and they can glue on the cupcake liners, popsicle sticks and coffee cups. Free printable template included.

8. A Photo Collage

Sort through all those holiday photos and create a fun photo collage as a reminder of your last holiday together!

9. Put those bottle cans to good use!

Save your bottle caps to make this very inexpensive and colorful bottle cap flower for mom! Check out Crafty Morning where you can find the directions to make this cute Mother’s Day gift.

10. Make use of your egg cartons

Here’s another cute Mother’s Day craft that uses egg cartons. See more at Mod Podge Rocks.