brown and pink felt
a hard headband
pink and black facepaint/makeup
hot glue gun
brown paper grocery bag
glue adhesive spray (works best, but hot glue or Elmer's white glue can be substituted)
Step 1: Mouse Costume- cutting out the ears
Out of the brown felt, cut two circles with a diameter of about four inches each. Make the bottom of each circle flat. The circles do NOT have to be perfectly round or even. Personally, we think it adds character if they're not. Out of the pink felt, cut out two circles of the same shape as the brown, except make them slightly smaller so they fit within the brown circles.
Step 2: Gluing the felt and wire
Cut two pieces of wire and bend them so they fit the general shape of the brown felt. Make sure to leave wire on each side of the ear, as shown in the picture. Hot glue the wire in place. Flip the brown ear over and hot glue the pink felt to the brown, aligning the flat edges.
Step 3: Attaching the ears to the headband
Take each ear and carefully wrap each end of wire around the headband, using the pliers if needed. Cut and/or bend the sharp wire ends so they won't hurt when worn. You now have your mouse ears!
Step 4: Making the mouses tail
We didn't have enough brown felt for the tail, so we used black. Either black or brown will work just fine. Draw and cut out a tail of your preference length and safety pin to the back of overalls. The mouse costume- except for finishing touches- is complete!