Mouse Costume Tutorial
I can’t say that I would ever characterize a mouse as cute at all, but how can you knot just look at this and say “Awwww”? Isn’t it sweet?
And with products from Always Under Pay, it’s a cinch to make!
(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)
Silver Tutus (we layered two for fullness)
Styrofoam Cup (Or other small round object to trace)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Mouse Ears Headband Tutorial
Use the marker to trace the cup opening shape onto your scrap cardboard pieces. Then, cut them out a little bit smaller than actual size with the scissors (as shown below).
Now trace the same cup opening shape onto the felt with the pen.
Cut the circle ear shapes out of the felt in actual size (not smaller like the cardboard pieces). Leave a small tab piece uncut from the circle as shown below. This piece will be used to stabilize and secure the ears to the headband later.
Using the hot glue gun, glue the cardboard rounds that you cut to the inside of two of your ear pieces. The inside is the piece that you can see marker lines on. You’ll want the marker lines on the inside so that they won’t be seen on your finished product.
Now, hot glue the other two pieces of felt on top of the cardboard rounds sandwiching the cardboard piece in between. Then, run some hot glue around the inside edge gluing the felt together so you can’t see the cardboard anymore.
**DO NOT glue the edges by your little tabs that I told you were for stability. Leave that piece open for now.
Bend back your two tabs to expose the cardboard inside of the ear piece. Put a good glob of hot glue along the edge of that cardboard and then stick the glue to the outside edge of the headband. Hold it there for about 30 seconds to let it dry before you repeat this with the other ear.
Now, trim off any excess felt that is too long to fold under the inside of the headband. Then, put a bead of hot glue on the inside edge of the headband where you will be securing your mouse ears. Fold one felt piece over that glue and hold in place for about 30 seconds. Then, fold your second piece on top of that, adding more glue if necessary to adhere it.
Separate your clip from your pink boutique bow. This can be tricky. Sometimes they are really stuck in there. Just peel the bow away from the clip and wiggle it a bit. The clip should come out. Don’t be too vigourous or the center tie will come off and then you’ll have to fix it with the hot glue.
Hot glue the boutique bow to the center of the headband between the mouse ears.
Done! Isn’t that just cute as can be?