So it is Bug's First Valentine's Day in elementary school and while she may not be feeling the pressure of it, I sure am. I've seen so many cute ideas out there in blog land, but what we settled on, were the Hershey Kiss Mice. You know, the ones that once I found, gotten Bug's heart set on, I couldn't find again. Yeah, those ones.
Ugh, so I couldn't find the "right way" to do them, but here is the way we made them.
- 2 bags of Hershey Kisses
- White Paper (for the eyes)
- Black Paper (for the nose)
- Hole punch (to make the eyes and the nose)
- Black marker
- Felt in red and pink (for the years)
- White glue
- Double stick tape
- Doilies - though we haven't gotten to that part
Step 2 - Same method for the nose but with the black paper, minus the dot part, noses don't need dots.
Step 3 - Cut a whole bunch of hearts out of the felt, to be used for the ears.
Step 4 - Cut 2 pieces of double stick tape to attach the ears to the body and head of the mouse, we tried using white glue for this, but found it didn't dry fast enough, the double stick tape worked perfect. You'll want to put one piece of the tape on the front of the heart and the other on the back. It seems like overkill but trust me... it works.
Step 6 - Then put the head on the body.
Step 7 - Remove the tail of the Hershey kiss from the head side and pull the tail on the body side out a bit.
Step 8 - Dot the face of the mouse with 3 specs of white glue.
(Trust me, there is glue on the face...)
Step 9 - Add the eyes and nose
Then simply complete these 31 more times and you've got...
We'll be putting one of these in a snack bag, with a red heart addressed to each child.
I've got to say, the hour and a half these took to put together, was awesome, bug and I had so much fun. There were a lot of lessons, we counted the number of noses we'd need, talked about the fact that we'd need twice as many eyes, she wanted to complete them in a pattern, red mouse, pink mouse, silver mouse... It was a lot of fun. And yes, some chocolate was consumed.