Finish off your Christmas tree with these adorable decorations. Made from felt and candy canes, they’re surprisingly easy and look great.
We think they look good as present tags, too, to add a special extra touch to gifts. Plus, who wouldn’t want a candy cane attached to their present?
Children will love choosing the different colours to make their mice individual. The only problem could be making those candy cane tails last for the duration of the Christmas season… We have a sneaking suspicion that they might find their way into little mouths before long.
Age group: Children from about five and up should be comfortable making their own little mice. For younger ones you can just help cut out the templates while they have fun decorating the faces. Older children will enjoy the responsibility of being allowed to glue and cut independently. Just be sure to use PVA glue so it washes off clothes and surfaces and child-safe scissors to help avoid any accidents.
You will need
- Mouse templates
- Felt in different colours
- Wiggle eyes
- Small pom poms
Use the templates to draw and cut out body and ear pieces in the felt.
Stick contrasting colour felt inner ears to the larger ear pieces, then glue these to the body pieces.
Step 3 Add some wiggle eyes and a pom pom nose to each head.
Ask an adult helper to cut 2 slits on the lower half of the body, then carefully slide a candy cane ‘tail’ through the hole.
Have you made some of these ‘sugar mice’? We’d love to know how you and your team got on.
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