Easter stuff before St.Patrick’s Day? Yep because I don’t do anything for St.Patrick’s Day- maybe we will have Lucky Charms for dinner! Anyway, I’m trying to not procrastinate everything so I am starting on Easter early…you should be proud.
One of my boys is very detailed oriented and loves working on anything involving fine motor skills. When we went to visit our family out East this past summer, he loved playing with the lacing cards in my mom’s church bag. He even played with it when we weren’t in church. So I’ve had this project on my mind for a while but again…procrastination. I thought this could be something I could put in their Easter basket that wasn’t laced with sugar….haha…see what I did there? I just love a good pun.
I want my kids to use these during sacrament meeting at church and wanted them to be religious but not overtly religious if that makes sense. Some may think that the cute farm animals, eggs and flowers are Easter just being commercialized but the bunnies, eggs, flowers and lamb all represent a facet of Easter: Bunnies emerge from the ground just as Jesus emerged from the tomb; Eggs symbolize new beginning of life; the Lamb represents Jesus because an unblemished lamb was slaughtered to expiate the Israelite’s sins; Lillies/tulips also represent new life and beginnings. Ok friends, I realize these might be a little bit more for the younger kids but who knows, your older child may be that bored at some point and want to lace up a cute little bunny. K, now go make some for those cute kiddos of yours!
- First, you will need to print out the cards. I use this paper for all my printables.
- Cut around the picture about 1/4″ above the outline.
- Set 2 pictures on each laminating sheet and put them through the laminator for sturdiness.
- Cut around the picture about 1/4″ above the picture.
- Pick a starting point and punch a hole through picture, on the outline. Using your thumb as a guide, place your thumb on the edge of the hole and punch next to your thumb. Adjust as necessary so holes will be somewhat evenly spaced, especially towards the end.
- If you are using yarn, wrap tape around the end and cut off 1/8″ and do the same to the other side. This makes it easy to slip through the holes and not get caught and unravel. Skip this if you are using laces.
My husband made fun of me for getting a laminator because he didn’t think I’d use it very much. Wrong, mister. I use it all the time. So, if you don’t have one you need to get one. Not only does it make things like this durable but use it with a dry erase marker and you have yourself a reusable weekly planner, etc. I’ll get off my laminator soap box. Let me know if you end up making these and tag me on Instagram and #fmwlgoodies.
P.S. Don’t forget to enter the outdoor boots giveaway in the last post!