Candy Cane Mice | Holiday Craft Project

When looking for holiday craft projects, I found these adorable Candy Cane Mice over on our friend Martha Stewart’s web site and just had to make some for our Christmas dinner place settings. Since we are going with a candy themed holiday centerpiece this year, they seem like such a great match. I love how the candy cane provides the mice with whimsy red and white striped tail. The kids will surely enjoy these little cuties, plus they’ll provide a little sweet treat after dinner.

Candy Cane Mice - Holiday Craft Project

Candy Can Mice are very easy to make, and you know me… I love a simple holiday craft project. To make these mice, first head over to the Martha Stewart web site and grab the template. You’ll need to enlarge it by 150 percent.

To make the mice you’ll need some felt in contrasting colors and craft glue. Using a pencil, trace the ears and body onto felt, and cut out. Cut inner ears and a dot for a nose from felt in a contrasting color, cut dots from black for the eyes. I deviated a bit from these instructions, instead using small black and white pom poms for the eyes and nose (since I had them). Glue the face and inner ears in place. Allow glue to dry. Next, make slits in the body for ears and a candy cane tail where marked on the template. Slip the ears through slits at front. Lastly, slide a wrapped candy cane through the body slits, tucking the end underneath the ear piece at the back.

What do you think? Will you be making some of these little cuties?

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  1. They are so so cute!! so easy to make..

  2. Awe… Love them… thanks for an amazing post

  3. Oh man these are over the top adorable. Loveeee them.

  4. This is so cute! I may have to use this for my son’s school holiday party this year! Great idea!

  5. How cute, and so simple. I think I will do this craft with the little one

  6. These are adorable! Thanks for the find! =D

  7. Love this craft idea, brings back elementary school memories. I love to do holiday themed crafts with my children, unfortunately the teenagers no longer enjoy them!

  8. Michelle F. says:

    I love that! Will be making those!

  9. These are cute!! This is a great craft to do with the children, thank you for sharing this.

  10. These are so adorable!

  11. Leslie Kiley says:

    These little mice a too cute! I am going to have to make them for this holiday season!

  12. heidi eaton says:

    These are very cute. Nice craft project for kids.

  13. OMG CUTE!!! Love easy projects for the family!

  14. This little candy cane mice are so cute! :) I would love to invite you to share your post at my 2014 Christmas Homemaking Hop Linky Party. :)

  15. Fee Roberts says:

    These are so cute! I’m going to make these with my granddaughter :)

  16. So cute! My children would love to make these, and they are the ONLY mice I’d gladly have in the house! :)
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday!

  17. Very cute. Pinning it!

  18. Jane Wohlers says:

    They are so cute. Gonna diy them for sure…

  19. So stinkin cute! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you!
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  20. These are too cute!! Heading over to get the template and make some of these up for nieces and nephews!

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