Step One: Gather materials.
- foam sheets
- plastic lacing string
- hole punch
- resealable plastic bag
- optional: shaped cookie cutters or stencils (for more elaborate shapes)
Step Two: Cut the foam sheets into simple shapes like circles, squares, and triangles with scissors or make more elaborate shapes using cookie cutters. If the parent does this, they lay a shaped cookie cutter or stencil on top of the foam sheet, trace with a pen or pencil and cut out.
Step Three: Hole punch around the outside of the shape at regular intervals. The parent may want the holes closer together or further apart (depending on the ability level of the child).
Step Four: Place the hole punched shapes and some plastic lacing string into a resealable bag.