Ever try crafting with spoons before? We recently crafted with plastic ones as part of a spoons craft challenge. We have made 3 spoon animals so far with this adorable plastic spoon mouse reading pointer craft being the 1st. It goes along with the kids book, Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes.
Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes Book
Jennifer and Matthew Holm bring us Babymouse’s very first full-color adventure! With signature Babymouse humor, comic book–style panels, and oodles of pink-frosted cupcakes, new readers and devoted fans alike will find plenty to love. Penguin Young Readers
Babymouse is 4 years old and full of adventure. Not surprisingly, she ate the cookies meant for Santa. Instead of baking him new cookies, Babymouse decides to make Christmas cupcakes. When Mom leaves to tend to the baby crying, the adventure begins! Little Babymouse battles through a loud dragon complete with homemade armor. After defeating the dragon, it was time to celebrate…. with cupcakes of course!
Plastic Spoon Mouse Craft
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- Clear Spoons
- White ColorBox Glass Graffiti (or use multi-surface paint)
- White Cardstock
- Teeny Googly Eyes
- Black Glitter Glue (or use a permanent marker)
- Black Ribbon
- Glue Dots
Sulyn 4 oz. Glitter Glue – Black Magic IrisVariety Value Pack (approx.1120 pcs) self-adhesive googly eyesColorBox Glass Graffiti, WhitePremium Color Card Stock, Stardust WhiteMini Satin Ribbon Bows, BlackPlastic Spoons, Clear, 100 Per PackageGlue Dots Craft Roll
Mouse Reading Pointer Tutorial:
Start by either painting the spoon white or using the white Glass Grafitti. (Check out this glass jar lantern we used the Glass Grafitti on!) I chose to have it painted on the inside of the spoon. This way, when flipped over to make the mouse, the clear spoon gives it a nice finished look to it.
While it dries, cut 2 mouse ears from the white cardstock. Also make a small bow from the black ribbon.
Once dry, flip the spoon over. Use glue dots to attach the ears and bow in place.
Next, add the teeny googly eyes (the peel and stick kind). Use black glitter glue or a black permanent marker to make a nose at the bottom of the spoon.
To make the spoon mouse look more like the book character, you could wrap red ribbon or yarn around the spoon handle to represent the red pajamas she wears throughout the story.
If making a regular mouse, and not the adorable Babymouse, you may wish to draw on whiskers.
Now it’s ready to be played with or used as a pointer to follow the words while reading Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes!