How to make mouse ears

Written by hollan johnson
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One of the cutest things about a mouse is its big ears. If you want to make a pair of your own mouse ears, they are easy to do and take little time. It is a great craft for kids on a rainy day or a great last minute costume idea.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Felt, 2 colours
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Thread and needle
  • Hot glue gun
  • Headband or hair clips

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fold one colour of the felt in half. Draw a circle with a 3-inch diameter on the felt. This is your outer ear.

  2. 2

    Fold the other colour of the felt in half. Draw a circle with a 2-inch diameter on the felt. This is your inner ear.

  3. 3

    Cut out all four circles.

    How to make mouse ears
  4. 4

    Place the smaller circle in the middle of the larger circle.

    How to make mouse ears
  5. 5

    Cut one-quarter off of the bottom of both circles.

    How to make mouse ears
  6. 6

    Glue or sew the smaller circle to the larger circle.

    How to make mouse ears
  7. 7

    Cut out a rectangle as wide as your headband or hair clips and one-half an inch longer than the flat part of the ears.

    How to make mouse ears
  8. 8

    Cut a slit in the rectangle as long as the flat part of the ears.

    How to make mouse ears
  9. 9

    Glue the flat part of the ears into the slit. Wait for it to dry.

    How to make mouse ears
  10. 10

    Glue the flat part of the rectangle to the headband or hair clips and wait for them to dry. Put them on and eat some cheese.

Tips and warnings

  • Cut out triangles to make cat or dog ears instead.
  • Use any two colours of felt.
  • Supervise children when using a hot glue gun or a needle.

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