momstown's grabbing their cowboys and cowgirls this month for our Wild West theme! Lacing is a great way for children to practice fine motor skills - and lace up their wild west boots in this fun craft.
A few simple materials are all that's required to practice lacing skills with this Wild West craft.
What you need:
- Cardboard (cereal boxes work well)
- Hole punch
- String or yarn
- Small piece of pipe cleaner
- Markers, stickers to decorate
Trace a boot shape and have your child decorate the boot any way they wish. Stickers would be fun here too!
Here's a way to make lacing easier for kids. Tie a small length of pipe cleaner to string - this makes threading easier as the pipe cleaner is a stiff material.
Cut out the boot and prepare your lacing material (string and pipe cleaner 'threader'). Use a hole punch to punch circles around the edges of the boot.
Lace all around the edges - it's great fine motor practice and makes a nice design finish to boot!