- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- 2 Gray Chenille Stems
- 1 1" gray Pom-pom
- 2 10mm pink Pom-poms
- 1 10mm gray Pom-pom
- 1 5mm black Pom-pom
- Wiggle Eyes
- Craft Glue
- Old Scissors or Wire Cutters
Cut two 1 1/2" pieces of gray chenille stem. Gently bend them both into a circle to form the mouse’s ears; glue them into place on the 1-inch gray pom-pom. Glue a 5mm pink pom-pom into the center of each circle.
Glue the wiggle eyes onto the pom-pom just below the ears. Glue the 10mm gray pom-pom onto the face, centered just below the eyes. Glue the 5mm black pom-pom onto the 1/2" pom-pom for the mouse’s nose.
Fold the other gray chenille stem in half. Hold the 2 ends together and put a generous dab of glue on them. Push the glued ends into the bottom of the mouse’s head where the neck would be.
Cut a 6-inch piece off the gray chenille stem. Fold each end in to meet in the center. Bend it into a ‘V’ shape. Place a few drops of glue onto the bottom of one side of the ‘V’, near the point. Glue the ‘V’ to the bottom off the mouse’s head. The top sections of the ‘V’ shape should be under the face to form the mouse’s arms.
Once the glue is completely dry, bend the arms so they are pointing down. Slip the chenille stem into a book or even into your pocket so only the arms and the head of the mouse are sticking out. You can use these techniques and supplies to make a variety of different animals such as ducks, bunnies, cats, dogs, pigs, and so on!
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