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How to Make a Spun Cotton Ball Mouse

In my house, the only thing more popular than doing crafts is animals. Our kids are total animal lovers and they don’t even mind which kind you’re talking about, so long as they get to tell you what they like best about any living creature. They even love some animals that a lot of other people are afraid of, like mice! They were thrilled to find a little field mouse in our garden recently, so I promised to help them make a mouse themed craft this week since they were so excited about it. That’s how we found ourselves making these adorable little spun cotton ball mice!

How to make a spun cotton ball mouse

In fact, I liked the project so much that I decided to make one more and outlined the process so other people who think it’s cute can follow along. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos or keep scrolling to find a whole video tutorial near the end of this post if you prefer.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Grey paint
  • Peach crepe paper
  • A paint brush
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pink pipe cleaner
  • A glue stick
  • White string
  • A black marker
  • Coloured paper (grey and pink)
  • A piece of spun cotton (I bought a pre-made one from the local craft store, shaped kind of like an egg)

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

How to make a spun cotton ball mouse materials

Step 2:

Paint your piece of spun cotton grey and then let it dry completely.

How to make a spun cotton ball mouse painted

How to make a spun cotton ball mouse paint

Step 3:

Draw a tall semi circle shape on your grey paper, almost like an oval but with a flat bottom edge. Then draw another one the same size next to it. Repeat this process on your pink paper, but this time drawing your shapes slightly smaller than the grey ones. Cut all four shapes out. These pieces will make up your mouse’s ears!

How to make a spun cotton ball mouse small pieces

How to make a spun cotton ball mouse cutted