Sunday, July 6, 2014

"If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" Mouse Puppet Art Project

This book by Laura Numeroff and Illustrated by Felicia Bond is so cute!  My kids loved it!  I thought it would be fun to create a Mouse Paper Bag Puppet to go with the story.  I'll read the story using my puppet.  Then the students can trace and cut the overalls, paws, ears, cookie and milk...  Because "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"  he's going to want a glass of milk to go with it!

Here is the pattern you can print out:

I used colored card stock and a glue stick for the paper and tacky glue for the googly eyes, yarn whiskers, pom pom nose and overall buttons.
The base of the milk can be cut on a fold - that way you can just glue the edges and put the straw inside.


I'll make my own with them so they can see how it all goes together and where to draw the eyebrows, stitching, mouth, etc...  
There is a piece of pink under the flap of the bag for the inside of the mouth and the cookie or straw will fit inside if they want to pretend he's drinking his milk - or eating his cookie.

Lots of imaginative play can ensue once this little guy is complete!

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