Tutorial: DIY Lacing Cards

If you have a toddler you need some of these lacing cards! They’re perfect for keeping little hands busy during church, in waiting rooms, etc. Definitely a great busy bag item!
And since Anne made them herself she loves them even more 🙂
Lacing cards are wonderful for working on those fine motor skills and making your own set is a great way to set your little one’s creativity loose! We’re a little  ok a lot into sewing around here so we went with a sewing theme and did a set of little dresses. But you could do animals, trucks, cartoon characters, etc. Sky is the limit!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Printed out clip art
Colored pencils, crayons, etc.
String/yarn for lacing
Hole puncher
Laminator or contact paper
 1. Let your little artist decorate all of the cards
 2. Laminate them for extra durability. Anne also thought this part was super awesome! If you don’t have a laminator you can sandwich the pieces between 2 layers of clear contact paper.
 3. Cut each piece out and then use your hole pucher to go around the perimeter
And that’s it! Now get busy lacing…or as Anne says “sewing” 🙂
 I hope you love them!

5 Responses

  1. Anne is beautiful and so crafty already <3 I found your blog by searching for "lacing cards" because I am getting ready for the activity with my 21 months old. We've just finger-painted some animals: makes me happy :)Now I am to try my brand new laminator, I hope it'll work fine. The little dresses are adorable and such a cute idea!

  2. I love the idea of personalizing the lacing cards. And I’m drooling over your laminator. As a former elementary school teacher I think everything should be laminated.

  3. I made these for my daughters about 2 years ago, but I made simple shapes & glued them to cereal boxes. They’ve survived 2 toddlers heavy use! They are our favorite toy for long car rides! 🙂

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