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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. As soon as we took down our St. Patrick’s decorations the girls demanded we start decorating for Easter. Last year, Easter came much earlier than I was prepared for. I like it when each month has a holiday not when there are two holidays a month. We ended up not decorating for Easter last year because it snuck up on us. 🙂 This year I was prepared (and Easter is thankfully in April) our first project we set out to make was an Easy Spring Easter Garland for Toddlers.
Crafting an Easy Spring Easter Garland for Toddlers is made simple by using die cut foam bunny, tulips, eggs, and butterflies. I purchased the 1 pack of each foam shape at the dollar store for a dollar each. We tried to use ribbon but it was harder for the girls to tie so we used some yarn I already had on hand.
Easy Spring Easter Garland for Toddlers is a great way for them to exercise their fine motor skills and practice some other skills like tying.
Easy Spring Easter Garland for Toddlers
- Die cut Spring/Easter shapes (bunnies, eggs, flowers, butterflies, etc)
- Yarn in white or soft pastel color
- Hole punch
- Tape Measure
- Measure the area you want to hang the garland.
- Double that length and measure and cut the yarn.
- Use the hole punch to punch a hole in the top of each Spring/Easter shape.
- Tie a loop and knot with the yarn to anchor the chain and keep it from coming undone.
- Create a pattern using your Spring/Easter shapes.
- Add the Spring/Easter 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 yarn with safety scissors. (fine motor skill)
- Punch holes in the Spring/Easter shapes. (fine motor skill)
- Thread the yarn through the holes in the Spring/Easter shapes. (fine motor skill)
- Pull the yarn through the holes to string the Spring/Easter 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. While the hole punch proved to be too difficult for Doodles, Cakey was a hole punching champ! She was punching holes left and right on the Spring/Easter shapes. Doodles did great using the safety scissors to cut the yarn. She, of course, wanted to keep cutting everything! The pattern the girls created was bunny, tulip, butterfly, and egg. They tried to alternate the colors between glittery and solid. However, the bunnies were only pink or glittery pink and the tulips were only orange or glittery orange while the butterflies came in three glittery colors (yellow, pink, blue) and the eggs came in three glittery colors (yellow, blue, green).
We had enough Spring/Easter shapes to make 3 garlands. One for our entryway into the living room, one for over the bar, and one for over the window.
Do you decorate for Spring and/or Easter? Do your kids enjoy crafting with you?
Have a great day!
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