Arts and crafts projects are important to all children, but are especially important for special needs children.
Many special needs children need extra sensory stimulation offered through arts and crafts. Adding more sensory input helps to calm special needs children, as well as helping them to explore the world around them.
In arts and crafts, children with special needs can gain equal footing. Every child can feel a sense of worth and accomplishment at what he or she has created increasing self-esteem. This self expression can become a direct link to social interaction and a very concrete way to express themselves.