Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Now I Know My ABC’s ~ M is for Mouse

It's time for some fun alphabet crafts!! We hope you enjoy these! If you are new, you can visit our ABC webpage to find links to any other letters we have done, letters (with books listed) coming up, as well as the PDF of the cover sheet for your ABC notebook!
Ellen Stoll Walsh

Summary: Three mischievous mice get into some paint and discover what happens when colors mix together.

What You'll Need:
  • White foam sheet/construction paper
  • Scissors 
  • Black and white pipe cleaners
  • Small black pompom
  • Pencil {to outline/trace letter} 
  • Pink marker/pen
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue{might need to use hot glue for this one!!}
How to make the 'M’ Mouse:
  1. Trace and cut an uppercase 'M' out of the white foam sheet or construction paper. I used a foam sheet that was about 4" x 5" in size.You can use another color ~ I used white since the mice in the story were white.
  2. Using the excess foam, cut out two ears for the mouse. Color the inside of the mouse's ears.
  3. Cut a black pipecleaner into thirds and twist them together in the center so that they hold together. Glue them to the bottom center of the letter M.
  4. Add a little nose for your mouse ~ you can also draw one on if you don't have any small pompoms.
  5. Glue on your mouse's ears and eyes.
  6. Add a tail for your mouse using half of the extra pipe cleaner.


Lindsay said...

Super cute! I will certainly be making one of these when we get to M :-)

Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

Okay, that's too cute!

L2L said...

one of our favorite activities to do with this book is make mouse tracks. We take a poster board and then using cotton ball dip them in the 3 primary colors. and they get to see as the mice walk on each others' tracks the colors change, fun fun fun!!!

Senae Smith said...

Made this today with my daughter who wanted green googly eyes, a sparkly green pipe cleaner tail, and a peach button atop a blue button for the nose. It turned out cute and because of her choosing her own supplies, it's unique too. Thanks so much for these craft ideas!!!

storytimewithnutmeg.blogspot.. said...

This is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.