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!)


  • Wool or ribbon
  • single hole punch
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • card stock, poster board or construction paper


  • ADULT:  print template of choice or make your own.
  • ADULT:  Trace onto a thick piece of cardboard (cardboard backs from paper pads or old cereal boxes work well).
  • ADULT:  Cut out this template
  • Allow the children to trace the template onto a piece of card stock or poster board (or construction paper… though I prefer the thicker card stock for lacing projects).
    OR have an adult do this prior to craft time.
  • Allow the children to cut out their card stock shapes
    OR have an adult do this prior to craft time.
  • Allow the children to make holes around their shape (about an inch or two apart)
    OR have an adult do this prior to craft time.
  • Provide the children with a length of wool or ribbon.
    • You can wrap some scotch tape around the end of the wool to make it more like a shoe lace.
    • Have the child thread the wool through the holes.
  • Practice tying knots and/or bows to tie off in the center.
  • Optional:  Let the children use glitter, paint or stickers to further decorate their completed project.


  • Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.

  • Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).

Specific Instructions PLUS Templates:

Poppy:  lace with any type of stitch around the outside of the poppy (running stitch or blanket stitch would both be nice .  Tie a bow at the top.  Red, white or green wool or ribbon would be nice.Optional:  Cut a circle of green construction paper (you can trace a small margarine container lid) and glue or lace it into the center of the poppy.

Poppy Template


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