Step 3: Final assembly
Tape the center of this rubber band to the center of the bottom of the CDs.
Now get out your long rubber band and your bottle's cap/lid. I used a metal eye bracket, but you can use tape, you want to attach the rubber band to the lid.
Tape the rubberband to the center of the bottom of the CDs, like the other rubberbands. Now use some more tape to level off the botom of the CDs so they dont rock when you set them down.
Wrap the thick rubberbands from the bottom onto the dowel rod that is through the bottle.
Screw the lid back on with the thin band on it.
Your done. to bait, put some peanut butter on the loop of the paper clip
To set, put the 4" pointy rod between your index and middle fingers, pointing up. Use that hand to hold down the CD's and the other to pull up on the bottle lid. Place the pointy rod under the horizontal rod and on top of the center of the CD hole you covered with tape. It will be kind of tricky at first, but remember, the more precarious the position of this rod, the easier it will be for the mouse to set off the trap.
When you have a mouse, just pick up the entire bottle by the lid and open it up into the woods far away from your house. And run water over the CD surface if the mouse pee'd onto it, they do have the potential to carry diseases and such.