Summer Reading Fun: Frederick the Pebble Mouse

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Summer Reading Fun: Frederick the Pebble Mouse

A mouse cannot survive on bread alone; he is nourished with sunshine, colors and words. Something about Frederick and his poet’'s soul really speaks to us here at A.C. Moore. We crafted this sweet tiny field mouse from smooth pebbles and a few craft basics to remind us always of the power of the creative spirit.

A child who reads opens a world of learning experiences. Don't close the book on this opportunity simply because school's out for summer. Encourage your kids to keep reading. Then, help them make crafts based on those books. Oh, the places your kids will go!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (5 + up)
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Make Mouse: Cut two 3/4 inch diameter Grey felt circles for the ears. Cut two arm shapes and one tail shape that are proportional to the stone you are using. Glue the ears, tail and top of arms to stone or pebble using the Quick Grip. Using the markers, draw White circles for eyes. When dry, draw smaller Black circles on top as well as a Black nose and mouth. Create eyebrows by cutting two small Grey felt half circles. Glue these pieces to the tops of the eyes using Quick Grip.
  • 2
    Add Flower: Have an adult cut a 5 inch piece of wire with the wire cutters. Use Elmer's glue to attach a Black pom pom to one of the wire'’s ends. Cut a 1-1/4 inch diameter circle from the Red felt, then cut a tiny hole in the center of this felt piece. Push the wire through the tiny hole and use the Elmer's glue to secure in place under the pom pom. Glue the flower to hand using Quick Grip.
  • 3
    Share: Show off those finished projects! Snap a pic, then send it to us #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (5 + up)
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Supplies

  • •CPE The New Image Group 9" x 12" Felt Sheet in Red & Grey
  • •Sharpie Permanent Medium Point Oil Based Opaque Paint Marker in White & Black, Nicole™ Crafts 1/2" Pom Poms in Black
  • •Panacea 18" 18 gauge Cloth Wire in Green & Heavy Duty Wire Cutters
  • •Beacon Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive
  • •Elmer's Multi Purpose Glue
  • •Large Stone or Pebble, Scissors & Ruler