Plastic Canvas Lacing Patterns for Beginners

Beginning Plastic Canvas Patterns

These Plastic Canvas Lacing Patterns for Beginners will introduce them to the craft with simple shapes. This craft is also a good exercise for fine motor skills and when completed encourages the children to tackle more complex designs. You might also consider this for some nursing home activities where fine motor skills need improvement.


Neuromuscular (nerve and muscle) disorders, developmental problems, decreased finger, arm, and core strength and cognitive delays are some of the medical reasons for delayed fine motor skills. Source: Intermountain Health Care- Fine Motor Delay

  • Plastic Canvas
  • Scissors
  • Card Stock
  • Yarn
  • Tacky Glue
  • Marker
  1. Print and cut out the patterns on card stock.
  2. Lay patterns on plastic canvas and draw around the outline. Cut canvas.
  3. Use a small drop of tacky glue on one end of your yarn and twist into a fine point. Let dry.
  4. Using the picture as an example stitch around the outside of the shape.
Patterns, Templates and Printables

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