This craft was inspired by The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear. Love this book? Learn more and see our other activities for this book here.
Add to the interactive element of this book by making a mouse mask with your young reader and then acting out the story!
Paper Plate Mouse Mask
- 1 paper plate per mask
- pipe cleaners
- yarn or string
- markers, crayons, or colored pencils
- Cut paper plate in half.
- On one half of the paper plate, use a hole punch to start two holes for eyes. Use scissors to make eye holes bigger.
- Using hole punch, make holes on each side of mask. Tie one length of string through each hole. These will be used to tie the mask around your young reader's head.
- Cut other half of paper plate in half (these two pieces will each be 1/4 of original plate).
- Staple each ear to the top of the mask. To give the mask more dimension, have the rim of the face piece facing down, and the rim on each ear piece facing up.
- Use crayons, markers or colored pencils to color the mask.
- Staple two pipe cleaners to the bottom of the face piece to form whiskers. To protect little noses, place a piece of Scotch tape over the staples on the back of the mask.
If you don't have pipe cleaners, strips of cut construction paper can be used instead.
- Using a marker or crayon, add a nose to peek out over the whiskers.
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