Drawing Prompts: Shoelaces

Not sure what to draw? Get inspired by this list of shoelace-themed drawing ideas. Grab a pencil, crayons, or an entire art kit and get creative!

Tips for parents and caregivers:
* Drawing prompts are a starting point to spark imagination and creativity. Get started by reading the list aloud and encouraging your young artist to pick the idea that sounds most exciting.
* Complete 1 drawing from the list of ideas below…or try all 10!
* This activity can be enjoyed by the whole family – there’s no age limit on creativity!
* We’d love to see your drawings! Share your creations with us #BSM


1. Drop a pile of shoelaces on the table and draw them.

blue shoelace
2. Draw a close-up view of the end of a shoelace (this is called an aglet).

Red shoelace
3. Imagine your shoelace has grown fur, scales, or feathers.

green shoealace
4. Look around your home for your favourite pattern. Design a pair of shoelaces using that pattern.

Red shoelace
5. Create a cartoon character whose body is a shoelace.

Red shoelace
6. Tie your shoelaces in a bow. Draw the bow as large as you can.

green shoealace
7. Design a pair of shoelaces that don’t need to be tied.

green shoealace
8. Draw a shoelace that is running.

green shoealace
9. Draw a shoelace that has turned into an inch worm.

green shoealace
10. Create an advertisement for shoelaces that give you magical powers.

green shoealace


Need some music to get your creativity flowing?

Get ready to tap your toes.

Is there anyone in your family that doesn’t know how to tie their shoelaces? Watch this video with them and they’ll be tying their laces before too long!


Teens and Adults, want to learn about sneaker culture and design?

Check out these two books by BSM Curator, Elizabeth Semmelhack!

Looking for more ways to get creative?

Find week one’s drawing prompts here.
Find week two’s activity here.
Find week three’s drawing prompts here.
Find week four’s activity here.
Find week five’s activity here.
Find week six’s activity here.
Find week seven’s activity here.
Find week eight’s activity here.
Find week nine’s activity here.