I found some those awesome melissa and doug lacing beads at Savers for 1.99 and of course had to snatch those right up. This activity is a little difficult for my 2 year olds but is a great educational activity I can help them with. While playing with the beads, I thought about the lacing cards or sewing cards I had as a child. I decided I wanted to get my cricut out and make some for my kiddos. There are so many options for lacing cards and I was thinking this is also a great birthday present as well as party favors for birthday parties. Here are the steps I took to make my lacing cards:
Got my handy dandy cricut and the cutting up cartridge and cute paper:
I cut th letters and glued them on cardstock and traced around them with marker to define them alittle more. Next I cut them out and put them in a laminating pouch and laminated them using my yourstory from provo craft- which I found on sale for $34 at Walmart. Otherwise I would of taken them to get laminated.
This was the first time I used this so didn't push all the air bubbles out so it got a little wrinkled on the way out
Next you cut them out and punch holes around them. Take a shoe lace and lace or you can use a piece of yarn with tape around the end. So while I was doing this I thought how cool to repurpose the valentine cards the kids got from their great grandmother "Nanny". So I cut the card in half and glued the writing part on the back and laminated it.
Punch holes and play.
For the dinosaur lacing card I used the paper doll cartridge. I drew the design by removing the blade and using the cricut marker then replacing and cutting out the image.