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Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Mouse

Well, here it is. My last Christmas project post. You know what's ironic, this craft has been sitting on my desk since the beginning of the season--here it is, last post, and I'm finally getting around to it. I think it's because I've never made this, someone gave it to me, so I'm not familiar with all it takes. Well here it goes.

For the project you will need:

construction paper-grey and pink
candy cane
black crayon

First take a piece of grey construction paper, fold the paper in half. (My paper is white, I didn't have grey at home). Draw a shape similar to the one in the picture. Does the shape have a name? I'm not sure--anybody? Then let the children cut out the shape--keep the paper folded. (When I opened the paper up, it looked like a big raindrop, so I guess you could say you are drawing half a raindrop on the fold).

Now draw an ear shape on the grey and let the children cut that out. Draw that same shape a little smaller on the pink paper and cut out. Here are pieces you will have:

Now glue the pink ear shape inside of the grey ear shape.

Glue around the edge of your raindrop shape--the mouse body, but leave an opening near the bottom back edge--this is where the candy can will slip in for the tail.

On both sides of you mouse, draw little face with eyes, ears, and whiskers, then glue an ear to both sides. The face is on the pointier side of you shape.

Finally slip a candy cane in the back for a tail. He's good to go!

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