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Quick and Easy Lacing Cards

17 November 2009 4,917 views 5 Comments

by Care

With the holidays coming up, there will certainly be a lot of traveling going on.  How about a little something to keep the Littles occupied on the road or airplane?

These lacing cards are the perfect project.  The laces are big enough for little hands to hold and control, and they can lace them again and again!  I must admit, I've spent a good chunk of time doing them myself -- it's quite addicting!  [get instructions]

Project Estimate:

  • wood sign or plaque, $1
  • shoelaces, $1, or ribbon, on hand
  • sandpaper, on hand
  • drill, on hand

Total: $2!

Caroline Sanchez (Care) has been sewing since her mom taught her the basics at around six years old.  She has always been driven to CREATE, even from a very young age.  She is mommy to two little boys and one baby girl, and almost every spare moment she has is spent in her sewing room or working on her blog, Obsessively Stitching.

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  • Ammie said:

    I love this idea! I happen to have several wooden shapes sitting around, waiting to be used for something fabulous. Thanks!

  • Kathy V. said:

    Not to mention, it does teach some basic stitching skills. It surprises me how many people can’t even hem.

  • Melissa said:

    After I saw this post, I kept my eyes open for supplies and finally came across a cute soccer ball at Ocean State Job Lots. Picked it up for 50c and then paid $1 for three sets of shoelaces. My LO loves it and it gets lots of compliments from others, too. I tell them, “You gotta check out Dollar Store Crafts.”

  • JDaniel4's Mom said:

    What a cute spring activity~

  • 25 Handmade Gifts for Toddlers (or Preschoolers) | Joyful Abode said:

    […] Wooden Lacing Cards – By Dollar Store Crafts. I’ll see if Michaels has any larger wooden shapes that I can drill some holes into. I’m pretty sure they have simple plain wooden geometric shapes I could paint. I know they have the smaller wooden shapes too but I don’t think those would be big enough to work well. […]