Are you looking for fun projects to do with your child this summer? We have teamed up with Schoolbooks.ie to bring you a series of easy-to-do art and craft projects perfect for wee ones and older kids too. Have some super squeaky fun with this easy Paper Mouse Craft!
Follow our step-by-step project for how to create these cute, little mice! You can get all the materials on the Schoolbooks.ie website, order online and have them delivered to your door, ready to squeak into action!
Easy Paper Mouse Craft
You Will Need
- Googly eyes
- Pom Poms
- Pipe Cleaners
- Markers, colouring pencils
- Scissors, tape, and glue
Find everything you need for this project at Schoolbooks.ie where you’ll find a fabulous selection of art and craft materials from drawing to painting to crafting and more!
What To Do
1. Fold an A4 sheet of paper in half and cut out a half circle.
2. Unfold the piece of paper and cut the circle in half. This will create the body for two mice.
3. Roll the ends of the half-circle towards each other to create a cone shape. Use glue to stick and secure the ends together.
4. Use the leftover paper and draw and cut out 4 teardrop shapes – we will use them to create ears.
5. Use markers and/or colouring pencils to colour in the ears.
6. Fold the top part of the teardrop shape, add some glue and stick the ears to the body of your mouse.
7. Apply the googly eyes under the ears.
8. Cut the piper cleaners in half (or not if you prefer the extra long whiskers!) and glue them to the bottom of your mouse, right underneath the top part of the cone.
9. Glue the pom-pom to the top and voilà! You just made a mouse!
TOP CRAFTY TIP: use scrapbook paper instead of regular paper to make your paper mouse more sturdy.
Now all is left to do is to name your new friend! And find some cheese for it to nibble!
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