Many have been entertained by the transformation of the simple handkerchief into various shapes. One shape that catches many people's attention is a mouse. This shape is not hard to make as long as you know the proper steps to take. Finally, when you're done making a mouse with a handkerchief you can entertain guests. The nice thing about these instructions is that it can work on a simple dinner napkin as well.
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Lay the handkerchief down flat on a table. Take one point of the four corners of the handkerchief and fold the napkin in half meeting the other point diagonally. Your handkerchief should look like the shape of a triangle.
Take the left side of the handkerchief and fold it half way across. Do the same to the right side. If folded correctly, the right side should be on top and touching the very end of the handkerchief.
Roll the top of the handkerchief down toward the bottom. Make sure to stop about 3/4 of the way down. Looking at the picture to the left, you see a diamond shape. The bottom of the diamond is the end of the handkerchief. You should stop rolling when you reach the middle of the diamond.
Flip the handkerchief to the other side so you cannot see the diamond. The diamond should be face down.
Take the left side and fold it toward the middle of the handkerchief. Do the same to the right side. The right side will overlap the left side fold. The result will be that the right side will touch the end of the left side of the handkerchief.
Take the bottom of the handkerchief and tuck it into the pocket of the fold that was made. Make sure you stuff it in snuggly.
Take the bottom of the handkerchief fold and start rolling it toward the bottom. You are going to be rolling it as though you are "eating up" more of the handkerchief that you just tucked in. You will end up what looks like a ball with a handle on it.
Pull out gently the handle parts from both sides of the ball shape. You will then have what looks like the shape of a piece of wrapped candy. Take one side of the mouse and tie it. The tie will be the same tie you use in the first step of tying your shoes. Fluff each side of this tie to make ears.
Tips and warnings
- Don't give up if doesn't come out right in the first try. Look closely at the pictures given. They will help. The more you practice, the more perfect it gets.
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