Lacing Cards are easy to make and VERY inexpensive. They are a mainstay of quiet children’s games and have been for several generations. While the cards themselves keep changing, they can actually be anything you want them to be. I wanted mine to be old-fashioned. I found the images I wanted to use and printed them out as 4×6 prints. I cut some lightweight chipboard in the same size and glued the image to the chipboard. I cut pieces of 4×6 card stock in a fun pattern and glued it to the back of each card. Then I used my heavy-duty hole puncher to punch around the image on each card.
I bought the laces at the dollar store, which seemed a little pricey to me but it proved to be half the price of Wal-Mart for shoelaces.( Really, it’s true.) I made the little drawstring bags out of scraps, threaded ribbon through and secured the ends of the ribbon with wooden spools. Just for fun.
“We used to give our children lacing cards so that they could learn to tie their shoes.
Now shoes have Velcro. Hummmm.”