Christmas Crafts, Handmade Holiday Cards & Gifts

Kids' Craft: Make a Candy Cane Mouse

Handmade sleeves or holders for candy canes have been around for generations. This sweet throwback holiday craft is quick, easy and fun for kids of all ages to make using just felt and glue.

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Materials Needed:

  • medium gray, light gray and pink felt quarters
  • all-purpose or fabric glue
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional)
  • scissors
  • craft eyes
  • small pink pompom
  • black permanent marker
  • clothespin

Draw and Cut Out Mouse Shapes

Using a permanent marker, draw a teardrop shape about 4" long on the medium gray felt then cut out (Images 1 and 2). On light gray felt, draw 2 circles about 3/4" in diameter (Image 3). Draw smaller circles, about 1/2" in diameter, on pink felt.

Assemble Ears

Apply a small amount of fabric glue to one side of a pink circle (Image 1). Center pink circle on top of larger light gray circle and stick pieces together. Repeat with second pink and gray pieces. Apply dab of glue to one corner of layered circles and pinch together to create an ear (Image 2). Tip: Hold pinched shape in place with a clothespin while glue dries.

Attach Ears, Eyes and Nose

Use all-purpose, fabric or hot glue gun to attach ears, nose and eyes to felt mouse body (Images 1-3).

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