Our pattern of the month is the Mouse! From Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse to Stuart Little and everything in between, authors and illustrators have captured the hearts of both kids and adults with their creations. One hypothesis about why kids love mice so much is that the mice are little, and little kids relate to being the little guy. Mice aren’t that much different from us. They are neat, tidy and organized. In their underground homes, they have areas for storing food, shelter and the toilet!
Mouse Fun Facts
- Mice can communicate their moods through facial expressions
- They can sense the experiences of other mice – they empathize with each other
- They are dramatic. If they sense danger, they will play dead
- Mice are very talkative – they communicate through ultrasonic and unique mouse sounds
- They are great athletes! They can jump up to 1 1/2 feet and are great climbers and swimmers
Upcoming Mouse Craft Activities
In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun mouse craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own mouse paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.
Until then, enjoy our free download of a squirrel coloring page for the kids to color!
Need a Puppet with a Moving Mouth and Makes Expressions? We’ve got the pattern!
You can buy the Mouse Puppet Sewing Pattern here. It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately. Each pattern has step by step instructions and free video tutorial. In fact you can watch our free tutorial on how to sew the mouse puppet right now! Beginner sewists have complimented us on how easy they found our instructions to follow. We recommend using fleece and felt to make our puppets because these fabrics are readily available from craft stores, inexpensive, washable and easy to sew.
What our customers are saying:
“Pattern is well written and easy to follow.”
“These are awesome looking puppets. I love them!”