Monday, May 19, 2008

Lacing Cards

I've wanted to buy Eli some lacing cards for some time, but I just hated the thought of shelling out $14 for the things. Instead, I decided to make my own. They ended up being very simple and cheap to make. Because I'm not an artist, I used clipart enlarged to fit an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper, printed it off on cardstock, cut out the picture, hole-punched every 1 inch or so and voila! Lacing cards in about 5 minutes. Eli stitches them up with a blunt point tapestry needle and yarn. If you are an artist, you can draw a picture on cardstock, a shirt box, or tagboard, then cut it out and add holes.

6 comments:

Lola said...

Great!! Thanks for the idea! I'm collecting them for when school gets out next week. I'm gonna need all of the help I can get!

Mom2BeautifulGirl said...

I've thought about doing this too. Great idea on the clip art.

I bet shoe strings would work too...

Mountain Mom Alison said...

Awesome projects Sharleen! Thanks for the ideas. The teacher in you is definitely alive and well! I'm going to check out your musical suggestion too.

billie said...

This is a great idea! Thanks!

Tonya said...

GREAT idea! I have very fond memories of playing with lacing cards when I was a child. It was my first sewing experience :)

hautemommy said...

What a neat idea- I have been meaning to buy some for my son as well, but this is a perfect idea!