Make your own lacing card


By Caitlin Murray Giles


Lacing cards are a staple in any preschool classroom. You could certainly buy some from the store, but it is fun to make your own.


  • Cardboard or poster board
  • Hole punch
  • Markers or crayons
  • String or yarn
  • A plastic needle


  1. Begin by drawing or tracing an image on a piece of poster board or cardboard. Let your child color the image.
  2. Cut around the edge, leaving at least a 1-inch border. Use a paper hole punch to make holes around the edges of the image every few inches.
  3. Find a piece of yarn that is long enough to thread in and out of the holes (this will vary depending on how large your lacing card is). Thread the yarn through the needle and double knot securely at the end so that the yarn is anchored at the first hole. Your child can guide the needle in and out of the holes to practice his "sewing."
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