Get ready for some fine motor fun! This rainbow lacing busy bag will keep preschool kids busy while sharpening their fine motor skills.
Lacing Busy Bag Supplies:
- cereal box
- colored ribbon (stiff ribbon is harder to weave)
- screw driver
- hot glue gun
For the base of the busy bag I used the front of a cereal box, but any type of no-corrugated cardboard would work. I originally tried making it with the thicker corrugated cardboard and it was too difficult to get clean enough holes to weave through.
I drew a rainbow with markers on the cardboard and used the screwdriver to poke holes along the lines. I cut any big pieces that were sticking out off with scissors.
I wrapped the ends of the ribbon with paper tape to make it easier to thread and laced it through the rainbow. I made sure there was extra ribbon at the tape end and then hot glued the other end to the back of the cardboard.
My preschooler loves it and played with it all afternoon! Which is a very good thing because if your follow me on Facebook you may have seen that my first version was a total craft fail–way too complicated and hard to use. I was very happy that this version was a hit!
Each month we host an online form of a busy bag swap with our Busy Bag of the Month Series! Carolyn from The Pleasantest Thing also made a rainbow busy bag with pom poms–I can’t wait to print and make it for my kids!
More Busy Bag Ideas:
- Cat in the Hat Play Dough Math Mat
- Fine Motor Weaving Busy Bag
- Lady Bug Math Busy Bag
- Pool Noodle Building Busy Bag
- Busy Bags for the Kiddos! Pinterest board