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DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Autumn Lacing Crafts

autumn lacing projectLacing 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.



Craft Templates:

Specific Instructions PLUS Templates:

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

For a more advanced project, trace the template onto red 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.

Apple Template

lacing projectFootball:  lace with a running stitch or blanket stitch around the edge of the football.  Tie a bow at the bottom.  Brown (or your favorite team's color) wool or ribbon would be nice.  

Football Template

autumn lacing projectLeaf:  lace with a running stitch or blanket stitch around the edge of the leaf.  Tie a bow at the bottom.  Yellow, red, brown, green or orange wool or ribbon would be nice.  You can color in the center of the leaf or 'collage' inside it with scraps of autumn colored tissue paper or construction paper

Leaf Template


Printable version of these instructions


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