We put together a great little craft the other day. If you frequent this site, you know I love QUICK, FREE, and FUN activities. I realized we haven’t done many fine motor activities in a while so I decided to make a lacing card. I have seen these on Pinterest (who hasn’t!) and wanted to try them out. Here was my venture into lacing cards for fine motor development.
I started with a cereal box from the trash. It was there and I was there, it was a perfect match. I knew it would be easy to cut through and poke holes through (a prerequisite for a lacing card) so it was my best option.
First I cut out the large panels. Next I drew my shape. I went with a shoe to start. I’m a basic mom.
After cutting out the shape I started making the holes for the laces.
Finding laces was the hard part. I couldn’t find any of my scrap yarn which would have been the best choice (more on that later). I found a leftover shoestring which worked like a charm.
Fine Motor Sewing
Here’s my Miss 3 lacing it up.
I made a few more shapes – a girl’s dress and an alligator.
Laminate for Stability
I bought my mother a laminator for Christmas and I take advantage of it at any chance I get. So if you want to create some stability with your lacing cards, laminate them.
I also used some of her yarn to make new laces. I cut long strands and then rolled tape around then ends to mimic a real shoelace. It works pretty well!