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My girls love helping me decorate for each holiday or season. I try to find something to decorate for each month. We took a decorating break over the summer. I originally thought we would do a fall decoration in September but with the craziness of school and Hurricane Irma we never got around to it. Now it’s October which means Halloween! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for! Last week we made an Easy Halloween Garland for Toddlers.
Crafting an Easy Halloween Garland for Toddlers is made simple by using die cut foam bats, spiders, and skulls with crossbones. I purchased the 1 pack of each foam shape at the Dollar Tree for a dollar each. We used orange twine that I also found at the Dollar Tree.
Easy Halloween Garland for Toddlers is a great way for them to exercise their fine motor skills and practice some other skills like tying.
Easy Halloween Garland for Toddlers
- Die cut Halloween shapes (bats, spiders, skulls etc)
- Twine in orange
- Hole punch
- Tape Measure
- Measure the area you want to hang the garland.
- Double that length and measure and cut the twine.
- Use the hole punch to punch a hole in the top of each Halloween shape.
- Tie a loop and knot with the Twine to anchor the chain and keep it from coming undone.
- Create a pattern using your Halloween shapes.
- Add the Halloween shapes on spacing them out a couple of inches and tie simple slip knots on them.
- At the end of the chain, tie a loop and knot to anchor the chain and keep it from coming undone.
- Hang up your garland.
What your toddler can do
- Cut the twine with safety scissors. (fine motor skill)
- Punch holes in the Halloween shapes. (fine motor skill)
- Thread the twine through the holes in the Halloween shapes. (fine motor skill)
- Pull the twine through the holes to string the Halloween shapes. (fine motor skill)
- Create a pattern. (math skill)
- Tie simple slip knots. (fine motor skill and life skill)
Basically, all your toddlers need you for is supervising and maybe tying the knots! 🙂 LOL!
Both of my girls were allowed to use the scissors and hole punch. The last time we made a garland Doodles was still having trouble using the hole punch but look out world Doodles has mastered the hole punch! The girls took turns using the hole punch now that they both can use it. The pattern the girls created was spider, skull, bat on one chain and spider, bat, skull on the other.
We had enough Halloween shapes to make 2 garlands. One for our entryway into the living room and one for over the bar. Be sure to stop by my Kids Crafts page where I will be linking all our crafts.
Do you decorate for Halloween? Do your kids enjoy crafting with you?
Have a great day!
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