Top 7 Mouse Crafts For Preschoolers

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The mouse is an amazing thing to look at for your child, but remember how you must have jumped on to your bed when you saw a rat last time!

The animal’s little nose and small tail are fascinating, more so if your preschooler is a fan of Stuart Little. So how do you make him happy with a mouse even as you avoid doing anything with it? MomJunction brings you mouse crafts to keep your preschooler busy.

7 Amazing Mouse Crafts For Preschoolers:

1. M For Mouse Letter Craft:

You Will Need:

  • Glue stick
  • White, gray or brown, black and pink construction paper
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 1 pink pompom
  • School glue

How To:

  1. Draw and cut out a bold ‘M’ from the gray or brown construction paper.
  1. Cut out 2 two-inch diameter circles from the pink construction paper and 6 short strips of black construction paper.
  1. Ask your preschooler to glue the letter cut-out on the white construction paper.
  1. Tell him to stick the pink circles at the top points of the letter M.
  1. Now he has to glue three whiskers on each side. The whiskers should start at the center point of the letter M.
  1. Help him attach the pink pompom on the meeting point of the whiskers. It will be the nose of the mouse.
  1. Stick the googly eyes and you are done. Definitely your kids will love making this m is for mouse craft.

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2. Sock Mouse:

You Will Need:

  • Sock
  • Crumpled newspaper, dryer lint or stuffing
  • Shoestring or yarn
  • Buttons
  • Pink felt

How To:

  1. Tell your child to fill the sock with stuffing, crumbled newspaper or dryer lint. Tie it using yarn or shoestring.
  1. Cut out raindrop or oval shapes from the pink felt for the ears. Ask your child to stick the shapes to the sock or you sew them.
  1. Now tell him to stick buttons for the mouse’s eyes and ears.
  1. For the whiskers, you can put a string or thread through the button holes. Just use your creativity to make the mouse look unique.

3. Origami Mouse:

You Will Need:

  • A brown or gray square piece of paper
  • Pen for adding the details

How To:

  1. Place the sheet of paper, colored side up.
  1. Tell your preschooler to fold the paper in half to get a triangle.
  1. Let him fold the right and left corners down to the bottom. You will get a square with two flaps.
  1. Fold the loose corners of the bottom up to the top.
  1. Fold a little bit of the first layer at the bottom.
  1. Now fold the same layer up half way.
  1. Turn over the paper and fold the right and left sides of the centerline. You will get a mini kite now.
  1. Turn over the paper and mountain the fold half way down the centerline.
  1. Fold the tail upward and backward around one centimeter.
  1. Now tell your kid to open up the kite and fold the tail on the crease that he had made in the previous step.
  1. Fold it in half and tell him to curl the tail backward using his finger.
  1. Ask him to fold back the two triangles to make the ears. The mouse is ready!

4. Rag Mice:

You Will Need:

  • Fabric swatches
  • Buttons
  • Dry rice
  • Safety scissors
  • Needle and thread

How To:

  1. Cut two 3 ½ inch teardrop shapes from the fabric.
  1. Sandwich the fabric together and stick, leaving a small portion of the bottom edge open.
  1. Turn the fabric inside out and fill it with dry rice.
  1. Cut out 7-inch long and ¼-inch wide fabric and insert into the bottom opening of the body.
  1. Stitch the body.
  1. Tell your child to cut out ovals for the mouse shape and stick 2 inches up the mouse.
  1. For the eyes, ask him to stick two identical buttons ½ inch below the ears.This is a perfect mouse craft for kids to make.

5. Catnip Mouse:

You Will Need:

  • Felt
  • Stuffing
  • Rope
  • Catnip
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Extra felt (optional for eyes)

How To:

  1. Cut out the side and bottom pieces of the felt using the template. The circles are for the ears.
  1. Stick the top edges of the side pieces to each other. Sandwich both the pieces together and glue. Tell him to leave a small opening in the back to insert the stuffing.
  1. Cut a piece of rope for the rat’s tail and insert it into the back. Secure with glue.
  1. Ask your preschooler to stick the ears.
  1. To make the eyes, kids can either use a marker or felt.

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6. Play-Doh Mouse:

You Will Need:

  • Pink play-Doh
  • Blue beads
  • Sharpie

How To:

  1. This craft requires you to encourage your kid to make the figure of the mouse.
  1. He has to make the body and tail of the mouse with the play-doh.
  1. Ask him to stick beads for the eyes.
  1. Lastly, make details like the whiskers using the sharpie.

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7. Pumpkin Mouse:

You Will Need:

  • Pumpkin
  • Black felt
  • Black shoelace or yarn
  • White clay
  • Black pompom
  • Black marker
  • Tape or glue

How To:

Here’s a perfect Halloween activity for your preschooler.

  1. Tell your child to make thick black lines on the pumpkin.
  1. While your child draws the lines, you cut out the ear shapes from the black felt.
  1. When he has finished drawing, ask your preschooler to stick the black ears on top of the pumpkin.
  1. Ask him to make small circles from the white clay and stick on the pumpkin for the eyes.
  1. He has to place the pom-poms on top of the white clay circles.
  1. The black shoelace or yarn will act as whiskers. Tell him to gather the yarn or lace at the center and two inches down the eyes and at the center of the pumpkin.
  1. If the whiskers are falling, he can secure them with an invisible tape or glue.

Place your child’s creation around the house so that everyone can admire his creative work. You can even put the crafts all over your child’s room and pretend that you have a rat infestation. Tell us how you preschooler liked this mouse craft ideas, by commenting below!

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