So I made a craft the other day.
It’s a lacing activity for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Kids learn to “sew” a long piece of yarn through hole punched cards of two sizes. They can sew the smaller piece onto the larger one. Or sew a whole quilt of them. Or criss-cross them through different holes however way they want.
And when they’re done, they can color them like my kid did.
This lacing craft for kids is a good introduction to fine motor skills. They also learn to focus and make their own creations. They might even learn to lace their shoes.
The cool thing is this activity only requires a few materials:
- Thick card stock (cut to any size but I sized mine to 5×7″ and 4×6″)
- Tape (to go on one end of the yarn as the ‘needle’)
- 1/4″ hole puncher
Then, just punch holes 1-inch apart from one another for simple lacing. Card stock is best (versus something like plain paper or construction paper) because it’s sturdier to hold. The card stock I used was 60lb weight.
You can make this craft using regular household items… that is, unless, you don’t have these items. Because if you’re like me, you don’t always have yarn around the house or heavyweight card stock. And the thought of driving to the nearest Target almost prevents you from starting this craft to begin with.
Because sometimes you don’t want to run to the store to buy the materials. Or unearth your craft supplies. Or find the time in you already busy schedule to actually make them. Rest assured: you can have this kit mailed to you ready to go.
I ended up buying a whole stack of card stock and more than enough yarn than I need. I didn’t want them to go to waste, and figured I already had the materials and tools to create this kit for others.
Here’s what you’ll get:
- Three sets of cards (three 5×7″ and three 4×6″) already hole punched
- Three strings of yarn with the taped ‘needle’ already adhered
- Colors may vary
I uploaded it on my Etsy account, so you can buy your lacing activity kit right here.
Your turn: Have you done lacing activities with your kids? What crafts have you done with your children recently? Let me know in the comments!
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