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Printable Mouse Patterns With Simple Shapes for Kids' Crafts

Adele has been a youth librarian for 20 years. She has learned lots about making crafts easy and inexpensive.

This article includes 15 printable templates for making the mouse crafts pictured here.

This article includes 15 printable templates for making the mouse crafts pictured here.

Mouse Craft Templates With Simple Shapes for Kids

Children’s literature is full of images of mice, and it’s no wonder. These cute little creatures have attracted the attention of children throughout the ages. Since so many rhymes and stories feature mice, I thought it would be nice to gather together several craft projects that feature the little guys.

Kids can create a variety of pictures using these simple shapes. While they are putting together a picture of a mouse, they can also learn about circles, triangles, squares and the like. These printables can be used for units on animals as well as shapes or colors.

Feel free to use these printable templates for personal and educational purposes to make things like coloring sheets, decorations, bookmarks, or puppets. Commercial use is prohibited.

1. Heart Mice

These charming little mouse faces are made from the shape of a heart. Two little circles on each heart provide definition for the ears. Children can color the shapes, then cut them out. They make good decorations for greeting cards, stick puppets, or other craft items.

Here is the template for the Heart Mice which can be printed on to plain white paper. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located in the middle of this article.

Here is the template for the Heart Mice which can be printed on to plain white paper. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located in the middle of this article.

Here are the finished samples of colored and assembled mice. They can be used on greeting cards, stick puppets, and other craft projects.

Here are the finished samples of colored and assembled mice. They can be used on greeting cards, stick puppets, and other craft projects.

2. Finger Puppet Mice

These templates can be turned into little mouse finger puppets. Cut out the shapes, then form the semicircle into a cone. Make a little slit and insert the ears. Add a pink pipe cleaner to make the nose and tail. Then you have a little finger puppet to use in rhymes and stories.

Here is the template for the Finger Puppet Mice. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located in the middle of this article.

Here is the template for the Finger Puppet Mice. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located in the middle of this article.

Here is the finished Finger Puppet Mouse, with the cone, the ears, and a pink pipe cleaner to form the nose and tail.

Here is the finished Finger Puppet Mouse, with the cone, the ears, and a pink pipe cleaner to form the nose and tail.

3. Mouse Lantern

This two-page template includes all the facial features for a mouse lantern on the first page and a template for the lantern itself on the second page.

Here is a sample of the completed Mouse Lantern.

Here is a sample of the completed Mouse Lantern.

4. Mouse Envelope

This template contains the pattern to make a cute little envelope that looks like the face of a mouse. Cut out all the pieces, fold along the lines, and glue the envelope together. Then you can attach the ears to the outside. The blank rectangle on the template functions as a little card on which you can draw decorations or write a message and slip it inside the envelope.

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Here is the template for the Mouse Envelope. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located in the middle of this article.

Here is the template for the Mouse Envelope. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located in the middle of this article.

Here is a sample of a completed Mouse Envelope.

Here is a sample of a completed Mouse Envelope.

5. Triangle Mouse

Here is a cute little mouse made from a triangle and circles. Color the shapes, and cut them out and assemble.

 Here is the template for the Triangle Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located below.

Here is the template for the Triangle Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located below.

Here is a sample of a completed Triangle Mouse.

Here is a sample of a completed Triangle Mouse.

Printable Templates for Projects 1 to 5

Here is the link for the pdf documents for the first five projects in this article. Remember if you only want to print certain pages of this document, just indicate those pages when you set up your print job.

6. Folded Heart Mice

These little mice use a heart shape to make the body of the mouse. Fold the heart in half lengthwise, and you have a little teardrop shape for the body of the mouse. Note that you can put the circular ears either on the fold, or on the curved side. Each way turns into a little mouse.

Here is the template for the Folded Heart Mice. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is the template for the Folded Heart Mice. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is a sample of a completed Folded Heart Mice. Note that you can orient the bottom of the mouse either along the fold or along the curved side of the heart.

Here is a sample of a completed Folded Heart Mice. Note that you can orient the bottom of the mouse either along the fold or along the curved side of the heart.

7. Six Heart Mice

This page has six mouse faces made from heart shapes that you can color and cut out. You can use them as decoration, or attach a craft stick to make a stick puppet and act out different rhymes or stories.

Here is the template for 6 Heart Mice. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is the template for 6 Heart Mice. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

 Here is a sample of completed Heart Mice.

Here is a sample of completed Heart Mice.

8. Circle and Triangle Mice

This page has two simple mouse faces you can make with triangles and circles.

Here is the template for the Circle and Triangle Mice. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is the template for the Circle and Triangle Mice. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

 Here is a sample of completed Circle and Triangle Mice.

Here is a sample of completed Circle and Triangle Mice.

9. Circle and Triangle Mouse/Baby

This pattern uses circles and triangles to construct a mouse and her baby. Children can color the shapes, then cut them out. Then they can play with arranging the pieces on another piece of paper to create different expressions from the two mice.

Here is the template for the Circle and Triangle Mouse and Baby. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is the template for the Circle and Triangle Mouse and Baby. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

 Here is a sample of a completed Circle and Triangle Mouse and Baby picture.

Here is a sample of a completed Circle and Triangle Mouse and Baby picture.

10. Long Strip Mouse

This pattern uses a long strip, pointed at either end, to make a cute little mouse.

Here is the template for the Long Strip Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is the template for the Long Strip Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is a sample of a completed Long Strip Mouse.

Here is a sample of a completed Long Strip Mouse.

11. Teardrop Mouse

This pattern uses three teardrops to make a little mouse. Children can color the shapes, cut them out, and then assemble.

Here is the template for the Teardrop Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is the template for the Teardrop Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is a sample of a completed Teardrop Mouse.

Here is a sample of a completed Teardrop Mouse.

12. Rounded Triangle Mouse

This pattern uses a triangle to make the body of a mouse and circles to make the ears and little hands and feet. This pattern also works well for making a little felt creature.

Here is the template for the Rounded Triangle Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is the template for the Rounded Triangle Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is a sample of a completed Rounded Triangle Mouse.

Here is a sample of a completed Rounded Triangle Mouse.

13. Foldover Teardrop Mouse

For this mouse, you cut out the teardrop shape, and then fold over the top to make the triangular mouse face. After that, you add the ears, “hands,” and feet.

Here is the template for the Foldover Teardrop Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is the template for the Foldover Teardrop Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

 Here is a sample of a completed Foldover Teardrop Mouse.

Here is a sample of a completed Foldover Teardrop Mouse.

14. Cone Mouse

This pattern includes a shape which you roll into a cone. Then you can add the ears and tail.

Here is the template for the Cone Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is the template for the Cone Mouse. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is a sample of a completed Cone Mouse.

Here is a sample of a completed Cone Mouse.

15. Finger Puppet Mice

This pattern has nine little finger puppets you can make. Print them, cut them out, then tape the bottom rectangle into a circular band you can put on your finger. These little mice are especially useful in acting out rhymes.

Here is the template for the Finger Puppet Mice. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is the template for the Finger Puppet Mice. The link to the pdf of this pattern is located at the end of this article.

Here is a sample of a completed Finger Puppet Mouse.

Here is a sample of a completed Finger Puppet Mouse.

Printable Templates for Projects 6 to 15

Here is the link for the pdf documents for the last 10 projects in this article.

Remember if you only want to print certain pages of this document, just indicate those pages when you set up your print job.

Mouse Rhymes to Use With Crafts

Here are some fingerplays and rhymes to use with these crafts. You can use the finger puppets to act them out, or you can attach many of the crafts above to a craft stick to make a stick puppet.

"Five Little Mice"
[Suggestion: Use the finger puppet mice on five fingers.]

Five little mice on the pantry floor,
This little mouse peeked behind the door.
This little mouse nibbled at the cake,
This little mouse not a sound did make.
This little mouse heard the kitten sneeze.
"Ah Choo," sneezed the kitten,
And, "Squeak," they all cried,
And they found a hole and ran inside.

"Five Little Mice"

[Suggestion: Use five mice finger puppets. Sung to the tune of “Five Little Ducks.”]

Five little mice came out to play,
Gathering crumbs up on their way;
Out came a pussy cat
Sleek and black,
Four little mice went scampering back.

Four little mice came out to play....
Play until all the little mice are gone.

"Hickory Dickory Dock"

[Note: This rhyme counts up to three.]

Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Hickory Dickory Dock
The Mouse went up the clock
The Clock struck two
The mouse said "Boo"
Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The Mouse went up the clock
The Clock struck three
The mouse said "Whee!"
Hickory Dickory Dock

"Boing Boing Squeak"

Boing, boing, squeak
Boing, boing, squeak
A bouncing mouse is in my house
He's been there for a week. (chorus)

He came from out of nowhere
And quickly settled in.
I'm thankful that he came alone,
I heard he had a twin.

He bounces in the kitchen
He bounces in the den
He bounces in the living room
Look, there he goes again

That mouse just keeps on bouncing
every minute of the day
He bounces, bounces, bounces, bounces
But he does not bounce away!

[**Note: If you are looking for the link to the pdf for projects 6-15, you will find it just before this section of mouse rhymes.]

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