Colorful Fruit Lace
The colorful laces will help small children learn motor skills. They have to weave the lace through the holes. This is a great back to school craft that can be made in five easy steps.
For 1 apple, 1 banana, and 1 pear
- Fabric scraps for leaves and stems
- Yard heavyweight fast2fuse
- Colorful cording or shoelace, 1/8" to 1/4" diameter—approximately 1 yard per fruit
- Three fat quarters for apple, banana and pear
- Fabric glue
- Paper punch
- Use Shortcut 1, page 5, to fuse fruit fabric onto the fast2fuse.
- Trace the fruit patterns onto the fused fabric and cut them out.
- Fuse and glue the stems and a leaf to the fruit.
- Punch holes for lacing. This is a great skill-building toy. The colorful pieces of fruit are very appealing to preschoolers, and little fingers will gain fine motor skills by lacing the string through the holes.
- Knot one end of shoelace or colored cording and lace it through the first hole. Wrap any fraying ends with tape to make a firm, pointed end.