Easy Tie Shoelace Craft
This Easy Tie Shoelace Craft will make it easy for Mom or the Teacher to teach the young children the proper way to tie their shoes. It is a skill that we all had to master and this craft should make this necessary task easier and more fun.
Trivia: The oldest leather shoe known to history is a lace-up moccasin-style design that dates back 5,550 years and was discovered inside an Armenian cave in 2010.
1 small piece of cardstock
1 large piece of cardstock
Decorations, if desired (buttons, stickers, gems, pom-poms, etc.)
Print out the shoelace template. Cut out the shape and trace it onto the small piece of cardstock. Fold the shape in half and punch four holes along the edge. Open the shape back up and fold the edges towards the center, leaving a ¼ inches gap. (see photos)
Take an adult-sized shoe and trace the outline of the shoe onto the large piece of cardstock. Cut out the shape. You may have to widen the arches, depending on the shoe. (see photos)
Glue this rectangle to the center of the large cardstock shape. Allow the glue to dry. (see photos)
Wrap tape around the ends of the yarn so that it doesn’t fray. Thread the yarn through the bottom hole on either side so that the very center of the yarn is in the center of the cardstock. Begin threading the yarn in an X pattern, switching the two ends of the yarn from side to side. It should look like a regular laced shoe. (see photos)
Decorate the shoe with markers and any desired decorations. Allow glue to dry completely, if necessary. (see photos)
Your E-Z Tie Shoelaces craft is ready to practice on.
Patterns, Templates and Printables
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