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Mouse Handprint Craft For Kids [Free Template]

If you’re looking for a fun craft to do with your kids, handprint crafts are always a hit.

They’re easy, simple, and kids love seeing their own handprints transformed into animals, characters, and more.

This mouse handprint craft is perfect for kids who are just starting out with crafting.

It’s a great companion activity if you’re reading the If You Give A Mouse series or if your kids are learning about the letter M.

All you need is some paper and they can get started right away. The best part is that there’s no messy paint involved, so kids can stay clean and have fun crafting at the same time.

So grab some paper and get started on this adorable mouse craft! Also, be sure to check out all of our fun handprint crafts for kids for more ideas.

M is For Mouse Craft

handprint mouse craft image collage with the words handprint mouse

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Glut dot
  • Pencil
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Mouse template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the mouse template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding handprint mouse craft template

Begin by gluing the mouse’s inner ears to the outer ears.

hand gluing inner ear to outer ears of handprint mouse craft

Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of paper and cut it out. Position the hand with the fingers pointing down and glue the ears to the back of the palm side of the hand.

hand gluing ears to handprint mouse craft

Glue the eyes in the middle of the palm.

hand gluing eye to handprint mouse

Next, glue or draw the nose on just below and in between the eyes.

hand gluing nose to handprint mouse

Leave a little space beneath the nose and glue the tooth in place. Use a marker to draw the line from the nose to the tooth.

hand gluing tooth to handprint mouse

Take 3 pipe cleaners and cut them in half. Twist the 3 pipe cleaners in the middle to create the mouse’s whiskers. Place a glue dot in the middle of the twisted pipe cleaners and stick it onto the mouse, just below the nose.

hand gluing whiskers to handprint mouse

Now your kiddo is done!

handprint mouse craft

More Animal Ideas For Kids

Keep the fun going with our animal unit study! We’ve got some great ideas to keep your kids busy, having a blast and learning. Choose one below so you can be prepared in an instant!

Let’s start with books. Reading aloud to children is a great way not only will they develop an appreciation for reading, but also learn how communicate better and focus more as well!

The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.

The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!

Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.

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What could be more fun than crafting? Not only does it exercise your child’s creativity, but it also helps with their fine motor skills and provides hours of entertainment! Try adding in more animal crafts with some of our favorite ones:

Horse Headband Craft – Check out this horse craft that kids can make themselves. It’s so easy and looks adorable on them too. The best part is they can choose to color it in or use paper to make it.

Paper Bag Cat Craft – This easy and fun paper bag cat craft is perfect for pretend play. It’s a great way to get kids excited about crafting, and it’s a lot of fun to make these adorable cats. Let your child’s imagination run wild with this one!

Handprint Tiger Craft – Kids will love this easy, no-paint craft that’s perfect for any time of year. Use your child’s handprint to create a tiger with paper and scissors. This is the perfect activity for kids who love zoo animals.

hand holding handprint mouse craft

Bear Craft – This quick paper craft is perfect for kids. Your kids can learn how to make a cute bear with just some paper! This would be great for forest animal units or any for camping themes!

These animal do a dot printables are perfect for animal-loving kids! They can be used with dot markers for quiet time. Plus, they’re educational too – perfect for keeping little ones busy and entertained.

These printable alphabet worksheets are a fun and great way to help kids practice letter recognition. The mazes feature cute animals, making it an enjoyable activity for kids.

Kids of all ages will love this animal play dough kit. The colors are bright and inviting, just like the animal and other manipulatives! Your child’s creativity is waiting to be unleashed when they use this animal play dough kit. It’s a great sensory activity for any day at home or in school!

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Ideas For Kids

2 handprint mouse crafts

Mouse Handprint Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This simple mouse handprint craft is perfect for kids. They'll love creating these adorable little mice, and there's no messy paint needed!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Glut dot
  • Pencil
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Mouse template

Instructions

  1. Download the mouse template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the mouse's inner ears to the outer ears.
  3. Trace your child's hand onto a piece of paper and cut it out.
  4. Position the hand with the fingers pointing down and glue the ears to the back of the palm side of the hand.
  5. Glue the eyes in the middle of the palm.
  6. Next, glue or draw the nose on just below and in between the eyes.
  7. Leave a little space beneath the nose and glue the tooth in place. Use a marker to draw the line from the nose to the tooth.
  8. Take 3 pipe cleaners and cut them in half. Twist the 3 pipe cleaners in the middle to create the mouse's whiskers.
  9. Place a glue dot in the middle of the twisted pipe cleaners and stick it onto the mouse, just below the nose.

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Mouse Handprint Template

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Bethany Seavey

Wednesday 13th of July 2022

I would like the mouse handprint template.

Sam

Thursday 14th of July 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

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