3-D Construction Paper Christmas Mouse

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Twas the month before Christmas and all through the house, construction paper was cut and folded and made into a Christmas mouse.

Christmas is less than a month away and you are probably looking for some cute and easy Christmas crafts to do with the kiddos. This adorable Christmas mouse craft is perfect for the mantle or as a cute ornament for the tree.

3-D Construction Paper Christmas Mouse with free printable template - animal arts and crafts for kids for Christmas and the holidays

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What you will need:

Construction paper

Cotton balls

Pipe cleaner

Glue stick

Gel pens or markers

Stapler

Christmas Mouse Printable

Directions:

Print out our printable template.

Use your template to cut out 8 of the large circular shapes from construction paper. You can use one color or try using a few different colors.

Fold all of the circles in half like a book with the straight edge at the bottom. Glue one side of the circle.

Attach it to the side of another circle like shown.

Glue two more shapes on in this manner so that four are glued together. This will form half of a body section. Set it aside and then repeat this again with the remaining four to form the other half section.

Cut out the mouse head. We cut out two for extra stability and glued them together. Draw on a face with markers or gel pens.

Cut out two Santa hats. Glue one on the front and back of the head in the same position.

If you would like to make ornaments, glue a piece of string or yarn between the two hats so that you may hang it.

Tear off pieces of cotton from a cotton ball and line your hat on the front and back with the cotton pieces.

Grab the two body sections. Rub glue on the back end of one of the sections and place the mouse’s chin at the top. The top is the rounded section. Keep the straight edge at the bottom.

Press the other half section over the glued section and the head, keeping the two sections lined up and even.

Cut out and glue on the feet behind one of the flaps in the body. Cut a pipe cleaner in half and staple it to the back for the tail to finish off your Christmas mouse.

3-D Construction Paper Christmas Mouse with free printable template - animal arts and crafts for kids for Christmas and the holidaysMake a whole family of adorable mice.

3-D Construction Paper Christmas Mouse with free printable template - animal arts and crafts for kids for Christmas and the holidays

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