We are learning some shoe lacing technique with my 3 year old. May be she is too young to master that skill and besides, all her shoes are having Velcro strips, but nevertheless!I my mind I've had a design on how the shoe lacing toy should look like with different colors, magazine cut outs and etc. but it never materialized. I guess some things are meant to be simple.
I've started with simple cardboard piece with the size comfortable enough to hold in little hands.
Using simple hole puncher - I've made two rows of holes.
Then I run a long shoe string through to try on and then my daughter took over.
This is her first attempt to do lacing on her own.
It is amazing but this simple toy kept her concentrated for 40 minutes. She was doing it over and over.
By the way, I went on line to look similar toys that are teaching lacing technique and they are all around $14.00. Well, we definitely score - no money spend(again)!