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!


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.


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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