Sculpt Clay Mice as Bookmarks

Bookmark mouse craft

You’ll never lose your place with these easy-to-make clay mice bookmarks.

What You Need

  • Cookie sheet
  • Leather string
  • Paper towels
  • Polymer clay
  • Scissors

What You Do

  1. Make the mice tail
    Cut a piece of leather string about 10 inches long. Tie a knot at one end.

    Bookmark mice

  2. Make the mice bodies
    Mold a lump of clay around the knotted end of the string. Shape the clay into the form of a mouse’s body, as shown.
  3. Form your mice
    Add clay ears, eyes, and nose. Press them down firmly to the mouse’s body so they won’t fall off. Place on a cookie sheet.
  4. Protect the mice tails
    Dampen a few sheets of paper towels. Wrap them around the leather string (the mouse’s tail) to keep it from burning.
  5. Bake your book mice
    Put the cookie sheet in the oven and bake at 250°F for 6 minutes. (Ask an adult for help.) Re-wet the paper towels and bake for another 6 to 9 minutes, or until the clay has hardened.
  6. Clean up
    Once the clay has cooled completely, remove the paper towels.
    Craft by Margaret King

    Bookmark mouse craft