Summer Reading Fun: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Summer Reading Fun: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

If you give a mouse a cookie,… we know he will want to make a craft with them! With the magic of construction paper, glue and some other craft basics, watch your child's creativity leap off the page when he or she animates this charming whiskered nibbler.

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: Download and print project template. Cut shapes in quantities and colors indicated on the template. Glue the cardstock shapes together to create the mouse. Draw the mouse’'s face, ear marks and toes with the Black marker. Cut three pieces of White floss that are 4 inch each. Put a dab of glue on your fingers and then coat each piece of floss with the glue. Let the glued pieces dry. Hold the three floss pieces together by their ends and twist in the center. Glue the twisted center to the face and tacky glue a 1/2 inch Pink pom pom over the center of the floss pieces for the nose and whiskers.
  • 2
    Decorate Cookie: Create chocolate chips for the cookie with the Brown dimensional fabric paint. Let paint dry. Make a small slit where each hand meets the arm. Place the cookie in the mouse'’s hands by placing glue in between the slits.
  • 3
    Share: We love seeing our customers' creativity! Send a photo of your finished project to us: #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

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

Project Supplies

  • •Nicole™ Crafts 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock in Oceanic & Elephant, 1/2" Pom Poms in Spring Colors & 9" x 12" Foam Sheet in Tan
  • •Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint in Slick Brown
  • •Sharpie Permanent Ultra Fine Point Marker in Black
  • •DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss Blanco/White
  • •Elmer's Multi Purpose Glue
  • •Ruler & Scissors
Download Project Template