Dr. Emily Sockerill wrote on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:03:57 +0000,
Do you have a clever trick for dressing children's shoelaces?
I snip the ends, dab with white glue, and then strangle about
a half inch from the end with a few loops of common thread.
After the glue dries, I smear the half inch end with Crest toothpaste.
That hardens into a usable shoelace tip.