Glittery Candy Cane Mice

Saturday, December 19, 2009

This is an old kid's craft. You have probably seen these cute candy cane holders. They are a fun last minute Christmas project requiring some craft foam and glitter glue. I made mine in two sizes, and added glitter glue. The smaller candy cane mouse is a pin. You or your kids will have fun making these.

You need:
  • craft foam, your color choice
  • glitter glue: pink, opal, black
  • 2 wiggle eyes
  • pencil, scissors
  • 8" of ribbon
  • pin back and white craft glue (optional)
Try this:
1. Trace and cut out a mouse and an ears pattern.
2. Fold the wide end of the mouse body over. Using scissors, cut two slits in the fold. The ears will attach in these slits.
3. Unfold the mouse body. Slide the ears into the slits, so the ears are on top of the mouse body.
4. Glitter the ears and body as desired. I made white ears with pink centers. Let dry.
5. Use opal glitter glue to glue wiggle eyes in place.
6. Add a dot of black for nose. Let dry.
7. Tie a bow around the candy cane. The candy cane fits into the strap on the back that is formed by the ear piece.
8. If you are making a small mouse, glue a pin back to the back of the mouse.

patterns, small and large mice:
Merry Christmouse and Glitter on!


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