Button Lacing a Butterfly during Hippotherapy

Typically developing children learn to lace boards at around two-years-of-age. I love to make my own lacing boards because then I can control the hole size, type of cord used (flimsy or rigid) and create a theme such as a horse.

The lacing activity shown in the video was created by cutting up a large detergent bottle. I attached a button shape to the end of the cord and cut slits into the bottle rather than holes. “Button lacing” is a bit more challenging, but she was up for it…. Wedging the children’s motorized toothbrush into the handle made the final product both more visually interesting and fun because it vibrates…..

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