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Felt Mouse

by Lindsay Law (follow)
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Felt and pipe cleaners combine to make a cute little mouse. Older children will easily be able to create this craft themselves, younger might need a little help with scissors.



Pipe cleaners, twisted pipe cleaners


Time: 10 minutes
Age: 5-10's, Over 10's
Level: Medium

Materials
2 different colours of felt
Mouse body template and mouse ears template
Scissors
Googly eyes
Sequins
Sticky craft squares or glue
Pipe cleaners



Felt, scissors, pipe cleaners


Method
Create a template for the mouse's body, and one for its ears. You can find printables like this quite easily on the internet, or just copy my ones.



Felt, scissors, pipe cleaners


If you have printed the templates, cut them out.
Trace the templates onto the felt, one template on each colour.



Felt, templates, scissors


Cut out the mouse body, and then cut out the ears.



Felt, templates, scissors


Using the template as a guide, cut two small vertical slits in the mouse body.



Blue felt mouse shape


Feed the mouse ears through the slits in the mouse body. If you make the slit too small for the width of the ears, then you can fold over the ears and make them look more mouse-like.



Mouse ears, mouse body, felt



Mouse ears, mouse body, felt


Stick the sequin on the mouse's nose using glue or sticky craft squares.



Mouse ears, mouse body, felt


Stick on the mouse's googly eyes.



Mouse ears, mouse body, felt


Twist the two pipe cleaners together to make a twisty multi-coloured tail.



Pipe cleaners, twisted pipe cleaners


Secure the tail through the back of the mouse and the ears.



Pipe cleaners, twisted pipe cleaners


Categories
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Medium
#Felt
#Pipe Cleaners
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