Halloween Lacing Craft for Kids

Halloween Kids Craft - Adorable lacing craft. Great for beginner sewists!

Hey girls! It’s Brandy from Gluesticks and today I’m excited to share a cute Halloween craft for kids that I recently made with my daughter, Kaylee. She’s been asking for sewing lessons and so I decided to start with the basics. A plastic needle and some thread. We created a simple lacing project that can easily be customized for any holiday!

Halloween Lacing Craft for Kids


  • Felt scraps
  • burlap canvas (I bought mine in a 2 pack at Walmart)
  • plastic needle
  • embroidery floss
  • adhesive or craft glue
  • punch tool
  • Black Fabric (puff) paint for eyes

Optional: I used a round stencil brush to add dots (using acrylic paint) to my canvas the day before we made our craft. It added a nice pop of color and was so easy to do.

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How to make lacing felt shapes - cute Halloween lacing craft idea for kids!

  1. Trace and cut out your felt. A basic shape works great. I folded a piece of paper in half and traced my shape so that it would be a mirror image of my ghost shape.
  2. Use a brad/eyelet punch to add lacing holes around the border of your felt shape.
  3. To keep the felt in place while sewing around the edges, use some adhesive.
  4. Center the felt on the canvas and press lightly.
  5. Using a plastic kids needle and embroidery floss, begin stitching around the edges.
  6. Add eyes using some fabric puff paint.

Halloween craft for kids - adorable DIY Halloween felt lacing shapes

In less than a half an hour she had two darling Halloween crafts ready to hang on the wall.

Kids Lacing Sewing Project for Halloween. Such a cute Halloween craft for kids! Makes a fun gift idea for teachers too.

What lacing felt design would you create? A Christmas Tree? Turkey? Valentine’s Day heart?

Ghost Halloween craft for kids - easy sewing / lacing. So cute!

Come visit me at Gluesticks for more kids crafts and activities!

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  1. 1

    Thank you for this idea! My girls loved this and I loved doing it with them!!

  2. 2

    what size is the burlap canvas that you used for this project? I was thinking this would be a good school fall party craft.

    Thank you for sharing it very cute!!

  3. 3

    What type of frame did you stretch the burlap over to give it the square shape?