This is a great activity to practise fine motor skills and basic sewing which can sure come in handy for kids as they grow! Pop a few in a pencil case and they are terrific for at a restaurant or car ride. (We can attest to that!) Materials Craft foam Scissors Single hole punch Laces (you can purchase these at a craft store or educational store, or use an extra one meant for shoes) OR yarn with a bit of clear tape wrapped around the end to create a stiff end to aid in threading through the holes) Pencil Directions Draw a shape that you like out of craft foam. Cut it out. Flip your shape over (so you can’t see the pencil lines and punch holes around the perimeter of the shape. For smaller children use a larger hole size and punch fewer holes, wider apart. For older children, a smaller hole size, closer together and more. Secure the lace at one end to the foam with a knot. Sew around the edges, trying different stitches (up and down, around etc.) Purpose Hand/eye coordination, fine motor skill development, personalization Safety Notes Use scissors with adult supervision. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.