How to Make Your Own Lacing Cards for Kids

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Are you looking for a fun sensory activity for the kids? Making lacing cards is a fun and easy way to accomplish just that! These printable lacing cards for kids are so much fun to do!

Printable lacing cards are a great way for your child to work on their fine motor skills. Depending on your child you could start using them with your toddlers all the way up to your kindergarten students as well.

You can definitely purchase your own but they are really easy to make as well. They may not be as durable but they will do their job. In this blog post, I will teach you how to make your own lacing cards for kids.

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How to Make Your Own Lacing Cards for Kids

The great thing about lacing cards is that there are so many learning activities that are happening at once.

Not only can the kids help to print, cute, and put together the lacing card activity but they’ll also then be working on their fine motor skills and critical thinking skills, too.

When you can use one learning activity to combine it with others, that’s a great way to prevent boredom and show the kids can learning can be fun!

Recommended Printable Lacing Card Templates

If you are looking for great templates for your lacing cards check out these two printables that I recommend. Grab the Printable Lacing Card Bundle that includes 151 fantastic pages of full color, easy-to-cut-out figures, or get the Shoe Lacing Cards printable that you can also use to teach kids how to tie their shoes.

These two options are a great example to see how lacing activities can vary!

Printable Lacing Card Bundle
Shoe Lacing Cards

Lacing Cards for Kids – Simple Steps

I created these lacing cards by tracing out the silhouette of the shape that I wanted from something I found online and printed out. Then I traced it onto card stock as well as cardboard, I used a cereal box.

The card stock alone is not that strong so I wanted something that wasn’t so flimsy so I glued the card stock to the cardboard and then got out my trusty old hole puncher and punched away.

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I tied a knot at one end of the shoestring and pulled it through and handed it over to my daughter. She figured out what to do with it and started to loop it through the holes in different patterns.

These ones were larger so more difficult for her to hold so I had to hold them for her. I’m going to make some smaller more hand-size ones for her.

You could also laminate your card stock or printout and then hole punch it afterward. I don’t have a laminator but it’s definitely on my wishlist this Christmas.

If you don’t have a laminator you could try using contact paper which I’ve done in the past, it’s the next best thing, you just have to make due. My daughter loves using these and my son will also join in when he sees his sister playing with them as well.

Recommended Ready-made Lacing Cards

If you prefer to purchase your own then take a look at these. They’re colorful and come in different themes and shapes. Kids will love these!

I like to have options for the kids when it comes to learning as this helps them stay engaged and focused. Sometimes we make our own lacing cards, and sometimes we don’t. Regardless, it’s always a fun way to change up the learning methods and the kids seem to really like the variety of options, too.

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Lacing activities really do a great job of working so many important skillsets. The lacing part of the lacing cards helps with fine motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination, too.

I also love that lacing cards help them focus on following directions and a pattern. This helps them to really focus on the activity from start to finish so that it’s completed in the right way.

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Have you made your own lacing cards? Print out this how-to card and start making one! They’ll have a blast showing off their lacing skills to you!

I also think that these would be fun to keep in the car for when you’re taking a road trip or traveling with the kids.

How to Make Your Own Lacing Cards for Kids

How to Make Your Own Lacing Cards for Kids

Follow these simple steps to make your own lacing cards.

Instructions

  1. Trace out the silhouette of the shape you wanted. You can print out something online.
  2. Trace it onto card stock as well as cardboard (I used a cereal box). The card stock alone is not that strong so I wanted something that wasn’t so flimsy so I glued the card stock to the cardboard and then got out my trusty old hole puncher and punched away.
  3. Tie a knot at one end of the shoestring and pull it through.
  4. You can also laminate your card stock or printout and then hole punch it afterward. If you don’t have a laminator, you can try using contact paper which I’ve done in the past, it’s the next best thing, you just have to make due.

More Printable Lacing Cards

Now that you know that you can easily print and create your own lacing cards at home, why stop? Here are some other great lacing card printables that you can easily print out right now as well.

Dinosaur Lacing Cards

Perfect for a dino fan and so much fun to do!

Space Lacing Cards

Dare I say that these lacing cards are totally out of this world?

Printable Constellation Lacing Cards

If you have a kiddo who loves all things space, add these to their daily learning fun!

Back to School Lacing Cards

If it’s that time of year when school is starting up, these lacing cards are the perfect way to get them ready!

Winter Lacing Cards

During the colder months of the year, lacing cards are a great indoor activity to do! I love using these as a way to take a break from the screens and to just sit at the table and be together, learning.

Forest Animal Printable Lacing Cards by Homeschool Preschool

These forest animal lacing cards are adorable and will have the kids focused!

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