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But I am a crafty stay at home mom, so of course I thought I could do this myself. The DIY lacing cards I could find were all made out of material that in no way would stand up to my Little Dude's destructional forces.
I found some made from cardboard. That would maybe last an afternoon.
Then I found some made from foam shapes. I thought those were doable, and less likely to be eaten. They were fairly easy to make. All you needed were foam shapes, which are easily found at Dollar stores, and a hole punch. The problem with making them is the static quotient. I now have foam pieces stuck all over my craft room. The second problem was that they are not at all sturdy.
So, off on a search I went. You've heard of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, well, I was going on a material hunt. And I found it!
At my local dollar store, I found these. And yes, I do spend a lot of time there.
Here are the shapes from the package on the left.
Here they are once I drilled holes in them. I took the shoelaces I had, and chose a drill bit that was just a little bit bigger.
Here they are after my amazing Mother-In-Law painted them.
Let the lacing begin!
P.S. We're Going on a Bear Hunt is a book that we do on the first week of the God's Little Explorers. That's why it is on my mind. And I just ordered it today! I love books!