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Candy Cane Mice

It's the kids who will be doing the nibbling when these sweet mice are around.

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Holiday 2003


These tiny fabric creatures with their red-and-white-striped tails make fitting favors at a holiday dinner or delightful gifts for children to give to friends and relatives.


  • Pencil

  • Fabric shears

  • Craft glue

  • Candy canes


  1. On a photocopier, enlarge Candy Cane Mice template by 150 percent; cut out.

  2. With a pencil, trace ears and body onto felt; cut out.

  3. Cut inner ears and a dot for a nose from felt in a contrasting color, cut dots for eyes from black. Glue the face and inner ears in place.

  4. Make slits in body for ears and candy-cane tail where marked; to make cutting easier, fold felt across center of slits, and snip. Slip ears through slits at front; then slide wrapped candy cane through body slits, tucking the end underneath the ear piece at the back.

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