3-D Construction Paper Christmas Mouse

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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‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’ Counting Game

'If You Give A Mouse A Cookie' Counting & Feeding Game - Paper Plate Craft & Activity

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I think most of us have heard the story ‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’. If you have not, it is a tale of a mouse and a series of events that occurs as a result of him getting a cookie. It is a fun book to read & my daughter just loves it.


We often joke with our daughter & say “If you give a Mai A Cookie”. This joke came up this week. “How about you give Mai 1, 2, 3 , 4 cookies, mama?” Nice try! She did not get 4 cookies, but she did give me an idea for a fun craft & counting activity.

What you will need:

Paper Plates

Construction Paper





Sketch & cut a mouth hole out of a paper plate.


Paint your paper plate in brown & let dry.



Cut ears & a nose out of construction paper & glue onto the plate.


Draw in the eyes, mouth & whiskers with marker.



Glue around the sides & top of the back of the plate & glue to another paper plate. Leave the bottom unglued so that there is an opening at the bottom.

Cut 10 circles out of light brown construction paper small enough to fit into the slot on the mouse’s mouth.

Draw chocolate chips on them.


Cut 10 squares of paper & number them from 1 – 10. Mai did such a great job writing out her number cards.


Now you are ready to play your game.

'If You Give A Mouse A Cookie' Counting game, activity & craft Paper Plate craft

Mix up your number cards & have your child draw one. Have them feed the mouse that number of cookies. Another option is to make the cookies with a certain number of chocolate chips & feed them the cookie with the correct number of chips. Let your child decide which they prefer.


Feed your hungry mouse. My daughter wanted to feed both mice. She counted out the cookies for both mice & fed them both full.



When you have used up all your cookies. Just shake them out of the opening that you left at bottom.

I had a hard time pulling my daughter away from this. She was having a lot of fun with it. She gave both mice their cookies over & over again. And of course when you a give a mouse a cookie, don’t forget, he is going to want a glass of milk to go with it.


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Cupcake Liner Elephant & Mouse

Cupcake Liner Elephant

My daughter has been on an elephant kick for the last few days. She has been drawing pictures of them & asked if we could make elephant crafts together.


My daughter likes to call the shots on our crafts projects sometimes. She had specific ideas in mind for our project. Our elephant needed foam tusks & pink for the inside of the ears and she insisted that trunk had to be made out of a pipe cleaner.

Cupcake Liner Elephant

What you will need:

Mini cupcake liners

Pipe cleaner

White foam

Googly eyes


Pink tissue paper


Cut two circles smaller than a cupcake liner out of pink tissue paper. Glue them to the inside of two cupcake liners.


Glue the two liners with the pink to another piece of paper. Glue two more liners on top of one another so that they slightly overlap the other two.

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Cut tusks out of the foam. Glue on the tusks, googly eyes & the pipe cleaner for a trunk. Cut two small pieces out of a cupcake liner to make legs.

Cupcake Liner Elephant

Mai finished hers & giggled that it looks like a mouse elephant.


That inspired us to make a mouse too.

Cupcake Liner Mouse Craft

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