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summer lacingSummer Lacing Crafts

Lacing projects are a great craft for preschoolers and kindergarten children to complete during any holiday.  The lacing gives them fine motor skill practice and practice tying knots and bows (shoelaces!)  The large blank area in the center gives the kids the chance to 'get creative' by further decorating with paper cutouts, stickers or crayons.

There are a few different templates to choose from.
 

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Specific Instructions PLUS Templates:


flowerFlower:  lace with a running stitch in a circle around the center of the flower.  Tie a bow at the bottom.  Green wool or ribbon would be nice.  You can color the outside of the flower and draw a face in the middle if you like.  

You could also lace around the outside of the flower instead of or as well as the center, using any color you like (red, blue, pink, purple, etc).  A blanket stitch would be nice for this..

Flower Template


strawberryStrawberry:  lace with a running stitch or a blanket stitch around the edge of the strawberry, skipping the stem.  This is a perfect template for lacing two together to make a 'pouch' that you can slip summertime poems, drawings, sayings, etc into.  

For a more advanced project, trace the template onto red or pink fun foam twice.  Use green felt or paint to add a stem.  Lace the fun foam together to make a purse.  Make a purse strap from a long piece of wool or ribbon that you can braid and/or add beads to.

Strawberry Template


sunSunshine:  lace with a running stitch in a circle around the center of the sunshine.  Tie a bow at the bottom.  Yellow, gold or orange wool or ribbon would be nice.  You can draw "Mr.  Sun" a face if you like.

Sunshine Template


 

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