Thursday, 16 February 2012

Simple creative craft for toddlers - pine cone mouse

C found the pine cone and wanted to keep it.  
I said, "Why don't we make it into a mouse when we get home?"

Equipment needed:
  • one pine cone
  • short length of string (about 10cm)
  • scraps of felt
  • scrap of pink or red felt or wool
  • 2 googly eyes (available from craft shops by the packet, will suit many projects) 
  • PVA glue
  1. Get your toddler to splodge some glue to the rounded end of the pine cone and stick one end of the string on for the tail.
  2. Now get them to splodge some glue to the back of the eyes and stick them in place. 
  3. Cut out some rounded ear shapes from the felt, apply glue to one end and stick in place.
  4. You can leave it here, it looks perfectly mouse-like, but C insisted that "Mousie needs a mouth".  You can either use wool in pink or red for lips as we did, or you can cut another rounded shape of pink or red felt and stick on as a tongue.
  5. Voila!

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