Special Needs Children Craft: Halloween Paper Garlic Garland

Image shows a string of garlic made out of paper strips hanging over a doorway.

Paper Garlic Garland for Halloween

Halloween is here and it’s time to protect our homes from those pesky vampires stalking the land.  Kids will love making these inexpensive paper garlic garlands to hand over their doors and windows.   Special Needs Children Craft: Halloween Paper Garlic Garland gives your child visual instructions for making this fun craft.

Supplies for each garlic (multiply paper strips for the number of garlics you want to make):

  • 2 one-inch wide and twelve-inch long strips of white construction paper
  • 2 one-inch wide and ten-iinch long strips of white construction paper
  • 2 one-inch wide and eight-inch long strips of white construction paper
  • 1 one-inch wide and six-inch long strip of brown construction paper
  • 1 twelve-inch long piece of twine
  • 2 bobby pins
  • stapler

Adult:  Set up the supplies on a tray as shown in the picture.   Using small pieces of masking tape to label the size of the strips may help them.

Image shows strips of construction paper in different lengths, a stapler, 2 bobby pins and a 12 inch piece of twine.

Set up your supplies for the Garlic Paper Craft this way.

Depending on the age of your child, you may need to help them hold the paper strips.  You may also need to help them do the stapling if they are not strong enough.  Always place the stapler flat on a table and have them press down on it.  Until their hands are adult-size and strong, they won’t be able to staple with one hand.  I do recommend bobby pins instead of paper clips for this craft.  The wider opening of the bobby pin makes it easier to slide on the paper.

Child:  Make the basic garlic shape by clicking on the pictures in the gallery.

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Adult:  This craft is divided into two sections with two separate picture galleries.  That way, your child can take a break if needed.

Child:  Now finish your garlic by clicking on the pictures in the gallery.

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When you have made 5 or so garlics, you can string them on more twine to hang over your doors or windows.  They look better when you flatten the bottoms of the garlic to make it bulb out more.  These garlands can make a fun addition to your Halloween decor.  I hope you enjoyed Special Needs Children Craft:  Halloween Paper Garlic Garland.  Just keep working with your special child and you will be amazed at the progress you see.

 

 

 

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