DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag – Fine Motor Skills 6


Lately, I’ve really been cracking down on setting up some kind of a schedule for Garreth’s homeschooling. I have been making lots of activities for him to do throughout the day to limit screen time. The latest one I made were these DIY foam lacing cards. I like to keep them in a Ziploc bag so they are a portable busy bag.

Garreth enjoyed watching me make them while he was working on other things! Keep reading to make some for your little one, too!

 

DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag

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DIY Foam Lacing Cards

DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag

Supplies:

Sheets of foam paper or cardstock

Hole punch

Toothpicks or Buttons

Shoestrings or any string and tape

Scissors

Optional: cookie cutters for shapes

 

DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag

I loved using this 4×6 inch foam paper from Dollar Tree! Each sheet fits two cookie cutter shapes perfectly and all I had to do was press down! No tracing required! Or just freehand some shapes on there.

 

DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag

The impressions lasted just long enough for me to cut out the shapes.

 

DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag

Next, I punched holes along the edges of all of the shapes. Garreth was very mad at me for this. He said I was breaking them and tried to hide them from me so I wouldn’t do any more!

 

DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag

And then he was attempting to fix them while I finished.

 

DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag

Next, cut the toothpicks in half and cut the ends off.

 

DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag

Cut your string to the length you need to lace all the way through one shape and tie a double knot around one of the toothpick pieces.

 

DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag

This is to keep the string from being pulled all the way through the holes. You can also use buttons tied to the string.

 

This is to keep the string from being pulled all the way through the holes. You can also use buttons tied to the string.

Wrap a small piece of tape around the other end of the string, otherwise, it will be hard to get through the holes and will come unraveled. You can also use shoestrings.

 

DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag

I plan on using them for at home, in the car, and during church to keep him busy and hopefully quiet.

 

DIY Foam Lacing Cards Busy Bag

You probably don’t need this many, this is just all the shapes he insisted I cut out.

 

Do you have a set of lacing cards for your child? How do they like them?



About Amanda

Stay at home wife and mother to two boys. Amanda strives to live a frugal life by cloth diapering, going greener, and keeping to a budget.


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