When my Little Mr. was small, our readings of Goodnight Moon were accompanied by a little brown mouse finger-puppet. This little mouse helped us find the tiny mouse hidden in the illustrations, cheered our success at finding the little mouse, gave kisses to the little mouse and also gave enthusiastic kisses to Little Mr.
The comments everyone left on my post from Monday about the books of Margaret Wise Brown were delightful and so today I was inspired. My inspiration was thus: I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be nice if we had a little grey mouse puppet to exactly match the mouse in the book and accompany our readings?" And so, while my Wee Bloom had a little morning sleep, I hopped on over here to visit my friend Shannon at her blog Rhythm & Rhyme. Shannon has a "Seriously Cute Mouse Tutorial" and, clever mama that she is, she has even provided a pattern you can print out for those "seriously cute" mice!
My Wee Bloom slept long enough for me to get everything cut out (note: I extended the length of the body of the mouse 3/4 of an inch and didn't bother cutting out a base since I planned to leave the bottom of the mouse open to serve at a puppet.) My wee fellow sat on the floor playing with a set of measuring cups... just long enough for me to get everything stitched up (but not long enough for me to add whiskers.) He stood at my knee, gazing imploringly...
And so we took that little mousie for a test-drive!