Make your own lacing card

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.


  1. Begin by drawing or tracing an image on a piece of poster boardor cardboard. Let your child color the image.
  2. Cut around the edge, leaving at least a 1-inch border. Use apaper hole punch to make holes around the edges of the image everyfew inches.
  3. Find a piece of yarn that is long enough to thread in and outof the holes (this will vary depending on how large your lacingcard is). Thread the yarn through the needle and double knotsecurely 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 practicehis “sewing.”


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