DIY: Lacing Cards 

When I was a little girl I had Disney princess lacing cards and they were my favorite toy! When I couldn’t find them in stores I knew I’d have to make them- cue Pinterest!

Lacing cards are great for helping your little one develop fine motor skills. It also doubles as something to keep them busy! While there are many tutorials online, I quickly realized that a craft like this could go any direction I wanted. Here’s how it turned out!

giraffeAt first I tried using foam to make the shapes- it was an epic fail. It turned out so bad that I won’t even show you! If you prefer foam shapes for this project, it might be easier to purchase the pre-cut foam shapes from a craft store. However, on the second go around I found super cute animal clip art. I simply had them printed and laminated to provide them the sturdiness they needed. In my opinion it turned out way cuter than the foam shapes would have!

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Once printed and laminated, all you need are scissors and a hole punch! I cut around the animals leaving some white space for looks. Once each card was trimmed I punched holes all the way around careful not to go to close to the edge.

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Then I took a contrasting color shoelace and thread the lace through the holes. Voila! Done! I made two sets for Christmas presents for $5 each! They were inexpensive and super quick and easy!

This project has endless options which make it that much more fun! If you make them- show me how they turn out!

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0 thoughts on “DIY: Lacing Cards 

  1. mrsdoingmybest says:

    These are so cute. My daughter would love these. Love the tutorial…makes me feel like I could actually do it. HAHA!

  2. rogerspartyof5 says:

    I love this idea! I actually have a few of these lacing cards that my mom found in a consignment shop. My son likes them, but doesn’t love them. I bet if I made some new ones with characters that he loves, he would be all about it!
    Caitlin @RogersPartyof5

  3. Ashly J says:

    This is awesome, I never had anything like this when I was little. This would be awesome to make with letters, numbers, animals, really anything. great post!

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