Candy Cane Mice Christmas Craft

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I love spending time with the boys during the holidays baking goodies, decorating, and crafting. One of our favorite things to do is to make ornaments.  Both of the boys have a small tree in their room and that is where they hang up their ornaments as we make them during the season.  Each year when we pull out their ornaments, they remember which ones THEY made and those promptly go back to their tree.  It’s a fun tradition and very special to us.

Candy Cane Mice Christmas Craft

We’ve been on an ornament kick lately and I decided to make some Candy Cane Mice – they are so fun and I went a little crazy at Target in the candy cane section so we had a few extra lying around :)

What you’ll need:

  • Felt or foam
  • googly eyes or black felt
  • candy canes
  • hot glue or craft glue

Step 1:  Cut out these shapes.  You’ll have an egg shape with a pointed top if you want.  It gets covered up so it doesn’t really matter :)  An elongated number 8 and two circles.  I don’t make these shapes uniform – we want each mouse to look a little different {chubby or skinny, little or big ears, etc.}

Candy Cane Mice Step 1

Step 2:  Fold the body in half and cut two slits about two thirds of the way down.  The slits need to be only big enough to slide a candy cane through.

Candy Cane Mice Step 2

Step 3:  Fold the nose back to the first slit and cut two more slits.  These slits are for the ears to slide through.

Candy Cane Mice Step 3

Step 4: Here you can see what the slits should look like.  The green popsicle stick shows where the ears will go and the yellow is where the candy cane tail will go.

Candy Cane Mice Step 4

Step 5:  Glue the inner ears to the outer ears and slide through the slits.  Slide the candy cane through the other slits.

Candy Cane Mice Step 5

Step 6:  This is what the under side looks like.  The candy cane goes through the back slits and then through the hole that the ears make as well.  This keeps the candy cane tail nice and secure.Candy Cane Christmas Mice Craft Step 6

Step 7: We did a whole bunch of mice in various colors using both felt and foam – so cute!  Finally it’s time to glue on some eyes and noses.  You can use tiny pom poms for the noses or just cut out another piece of felt or foam.

Candy Cane Mice Craft Project

Here they are!

Candy Cane Mice Complete

The boys had a lot of fun playing with the mice and hanging them up on the tree…

Candy Cane Mice with boys

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Candy Cane Mice Christmas Craft

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  1. Oh my goodness, those are sooooo cute. I was just thinking about trying to find a Christmasy craft to do with my little one this weekend…. these are on the top of my list.

  2. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    These are just so darn cute!! Pinning :)

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  3. Those are adorable!

  4. Adorable! Such a cute idea! Maybe my cat needs one? :)

  5. I’ve been aiming to make some candy cane mice with my boys but haven’t got round to it. Yours turned out so cute, I think I’ll have to try extra hard to make time for this craft!
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  6. So cute!!!!
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  7. These are adorable. I remember having fun making these when I was a kid.
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  8. haha! So cute! I’d love to have you link up at my party!
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  9. You have some of the cutest and most fun ideas!
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  10. What an adorable and fun idea! My kids would have loved these when they were younger. Maybe I could convince them to help me make some for my nieces and nephews. :)
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  11. These are adorable!!! You clever thing :)

  12. Oh these are cute! I made these as our table decorations a few years ago. A big hit!
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  13. They are so cute! I am sharing your adorable craft on my FB page and pinning as well.
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  14. Hi Terish, love your projects!!
    I think that it can be used at a Christmas baby shower as part of your activities and if kids attend it would be a great way to pass their time. Keep on the good job!! I will pin to my “Christmas baby shower ideas”

  15. These are so cute. They’d make the perfect stocking stuffers.:) Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday.
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  16. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts – I featured you last week! (http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2012/12/showing-off-my-picks_12.html – I’m a little slow with notifying this time around!)
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  17. Dianne Navy says:

    I think trying to make tiny mouses with the small individual wrapped candy canes would be cute for the small coat hanger Christmas trees. Your mouses are so adorable.

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