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4 Christmas Crafts For Special Needs Kids


4 Christmas Crafts For Special Needs Kids

Finding crafts that special needs children can complete can be challenging because many special needs children struggle with coordination and hand strength.

If you have a special needs child and participate in occupational therapy, they will likely complete some holiday crafts with their therapist.

Still, I wanted to take a few minutes to put together a few craft ideas that you can do with your special needs child at home as well.

4 Christmas Crafts For Special Needs Kids

Christmas Crafts For Special Needs Kids
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Here is a shortlist of four Christmas crafts for special needs kids.

1 – Pom Pom Pinecone Trees

three assorted color present boxes on green leaves
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For this craft, you will need pinecones, different colored pom poms, glue, and string.

This craft is as simple as the name sounds.

You glue different colored pom-poms onto your pinecone and attach the string so that you can hang it up.

2 – Handprint Reindeer Ornament

Christmas Crafts For Special Needs Kids
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This is an enjoyable and straightforward craft but might be difficult if you have a child with sensory issues.

You will need a hole puncher, white construction paper, brown paint, googly eyes, red pom-poms, and string for this craft.

To complete this craft, make a brown handprint on your construction paper. When you’re making your handprint, try to keep your thumb up so it doesn’t get on the page.

Only cover the palm of your hand and your other four fingers with paint for this craft.

Then, after the paint has dried, glue on your googly eyes and your pom-pom to make the reindeer’s face.

Cut around the reindeer and throw away the excess paper. Then, punch a hole in the top of the paper and tie your string through.

3 – Bottle Cap Reindeer

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This is an adorable craft to do, but it might not be appropriate if your child still likes to put small (non-food) items in his or her mouth.

You will need bottle caps, tiny twigs, glue, googly eyes, red buttons, and a red ribbon for this craft.

To complete this craft, you glue the googly eyes and one red button (for the nose) onto your bottle cap to make a face.

Then glue your small twigs on either side of the bottle cap to make the antlers, and glue a piece of red ribbon onto the top of the bottle cap so that you can hang it up.

4 – Paper Plate Christmas Tree

Christmas Crafts For Special Needs Kids
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You will need paper plates, green paint, a paintbrush, glue, a stapler, pom-poms, and different colors of string for this craft.

To complete this craft, start by painting your paper plate green.

After it has dried, fold the paper plate into a cone and staple it together.

Next, glue your pom-poms and different colored string on to your trees to make it look like lights (the string are your lights) and ornaments.

Christmas Crafts For Special Needs Kids

All of these crafts are relatively simple to do and don’t require very many items. I enjoyed finding all of these crafts.

I ended up finding a lot more crafts for special needs kids than I thought I would, which is excellent because it means there is a lot that special needs parents can do to keep their little ones busy this holiday season.

I hope you enjoy doing some of these crafts with your children.

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