I wanted to make a family of mice for a dolls house / box house that I am going to make for my babies to play with, When I was small my auntie had a mouse house that we loved to play with and I wanted to recreate my own version for my kids and me to enjoy, This is an instructable for the mouse I have made, its really simple but very cute,
I have had guidance from my three year old boy while I was making it telling me when the mouse needed arms and legs and finally demanding what he calls a SOOP, (this is what he calls a super costume cape and mask) essentially this is how to make the mouse its self that can be dressed how ever you want with all number of accessories, I will however add the accessories to make this one a super mouse as this is what my little man really wanted :)
Pictures show the mouse after and before the accessories also show the first mouse all one colour except feet just to show you options.
Step 1: What you need
For this project you will need:-
♦ Paper :-ideally grease proof to make the pattern for the mouse
♦ Card :-(should you want to create a more robust pattern that can be used multiple times and is easier to draw round this is what I have done as I am not stopping at one)
♦ Felt :- I used a wool mix felt but there are other fabrics that will work, anything that is not stretchy
♦ Dimensional Fabric Paint :- I used this for the eyes as I had no suitable beads and it worked well.
♦ Embroidery Silk :- This is for stitching the noes, But I plated the Embroidery silk for the tail as well, you could use cord or wool for the tail tho
♦ Some Stuffing :- I used some out of an unused pillow as the mouse seemed a more fun use of it, :)
♦ Needle and Cotton :- Matching the felt if you can I was a bit low on colours so made best of what I had.
you will also need pen / pencil, scissors, pins and maybe glue if you haven't got the patience to fiddle stitching the arms and feet on, I didn't have a glue that was safe for my kids so I have stitched everything and its not too bad just takes more time.