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Paper Bag Mouse Craft

This brown paper bag mouse craft is so much fun for kids to make!

It’s no secret that we love paper bag crafts and this cute little mouse is the newest one we’ve added to our growing collection!

This simple project for kids also comes with a free printable template so it’s super easy to recreate with your kids or students.

Watch our quick video tutorial or read below to see how to make these mouse puppets.

Mouse Craft For Preschool

collage images of paper bag mouse craft with the words "paper bag mouse" in middle

This cute mouse craft is so much fun! Check out the supplies and directions below.

Supplies

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gray and blue paper bag mouse puppets

Directions

Download the free mouse template, print out the pieces and cut them out.

hands holding paper bag mouse template

Place the mouse’s smaller rectangle on the paper bag flap, like in the flap below. We went with two different shades for our two mice. One was the more traditional gray and the other was a light blue.

Both turned out cute, but we prefer the blue one more!

hands gluing blue paper to top of brown paper bag

Once the face is glued in place, glue the white mouth area to the bottom of the flap. Glue the nose half way on, half way off the white mouth area (see the picture for reference).

hands gluing on mouth area onto paper bag craft
hands gluing on nose onto mouse paper bag puppet

Take the two eyes and position them above the nose, one on each side. Glue them in place.

hands gluing on eyes to paper bag mouse craft

Make the mouse’s ears by gluing the pink inner ear onto the colored outer ear. We’ve made the template so that the straight ends of the inner ears and outer ears align.

hands gluing on inner ear to outer ear of mouse

Once the ears are complete, place a bit of glue in the corners of the paper bag flap and glue the ears to the front of the face.

hands gluing completed ear to paper bag mouse

Let’s move on to the body!

Glue the larger rectangle to the bottom portion of the brown lunch sack. We don’t show it in the video, but we cut down the brown paper bag “body” to fit the template.

We think the smaller size looks more mouse like, but if you don’t want to do this, you can simply trace the base of the brown paper bag on your colored paper and make your body in that custom size.

hands gluing on blue paper for paper bag mouse body

Finally, finish off the mouse by gluing the white belly just a little bit below the flap portion, on the main body.

There you have it! A cute and fun mouse puppet your kids will love to play with!

blue and gray mouse puppet craft on marble background with green checkered fabric

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Did you make this cute mouse craft with your kids or students? We’d love to see the final result!

Take a picture of their project, then post it on our Facebook page wall or join our private Facebook group and show us in there.

gray paper bag mouse craft on marble background with green checkered fabric

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Paper Bag Mouse Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This brown paper bag mouse craft is a fun and simple project that's great for preschool, pre k and kindergarten children.

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored card stock
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Mouse craft template (download form located at the end of this post)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the free mouse template, print out the pieces, and cut them out.
  2. Place the mouse's smaller rectangle on the paper bag flap, like in the flap below.
  3. Glue the white mouth area to the bottom of the flap. Glue the nose half way on, half way off the white mouth area (see the picture for reference).
  4. Take the two eyes and position them above the nose, one on each side. Glue them in place.
  5. Make the mouse's ears by gluing the pink inner ear onto the colored outer ear. We've made the template so that the straight ends of the inner ears and outer ears align.
  6. Once the ears are complete, place a bit of glue in the corners of the paper bag flap and glue the ears to the front of the face.
  7. Glue the larger rectangle to the bottom portion of the brown lunch sack. We don't show it in the video, but we cut down the brown paper bag "body" to fit the template.
  8. Glue the white belly just a little bit below the flap portion, on the main body.

Free Mouse Craft Template

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Lindsey

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

Nice cute handcraft! Can you please send the template to me? Thank you!

Sam

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

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

stephanie

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

Hi, I'm trying to download the mouse template to make with my students who are making animals for a French play

Sam T

Thursday 29th of April 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you.

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