It's about time your kid learned to tie his shoes. But it is kind of hard to wear your shoe all around the house to practice tying, though. So here is an easy, DIY version of the cardboard shoe sold in stores, so your kid can practice tying his shoes!
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Step 1: Trace Foot
Trace your foot, please. Use yours, not your young ones, so the "shoe" is large enough for small hands to carry. Outline with sharpie, please!!
Step 2: Decorate
Decorate your foot as you please. Try to make a tongue, so your child will have an idea on where the "bow" will go!
Step 3: Cut It Out
Cut out your "shoe". I recommend using an EXACTO knife, but scissors will do perfectly fine! Make sure there are clean cuts all around.
Step 4: Hole Punch!
Hole punch four holes on each side, where the normal holes on shoes would be.
Step 5: Teach Your Tot to Tie!
Use String. 'Nuff said!