Saint Lacing Cards
Lacing is a great activity for developing fine motor skills, improving eye-hand coordination and, with saint lacing cards…
… teaching the Catholic faith!
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
Try these easy-to-make beautiful cards for little hands to practice lacing using:
* images of saints
* flat cardboard (a cereal box works great)
* shoelaces, string or yarn
* hole punch
First, find images of different saints. For these cards, we found images on Wikimedia Commons- which is a database of free media. We like to choose saints that are our patron saints or a saint which we have learned about recently.
You can print your images on photo paper or card stock. We used photo paper because we like the glossy finish.
Then, glue your image to a flat piece of cardboard. (We used a cereal box).
Cut the cardboard around the image. We purposely chose different shaped images to make lacing the cards more interesting and also chose images that contained objects related to the particular saint.
Using a single hole punch, punch evenly-spaced holes around your image close to the edge.
Your cards are ready!
You can use yarn, shoelaces or heavy string to lace the cards.
Your lacing cards should fit in a large ziploc bag which makes them great for car rides, waiting rooms, etc.