Sculpt Clay Mice as Bookmarks

Bookmark mouse craft

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

by Margaret King

What You Need

  • cookie sheet
  • leather string
  • paper towels
  • polymer clay
  • scissors

What You Do

  1. Cut a piece of leather string about 10 inches long. Tie a knot at one end.Bookmark mice
  2. 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. 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. Dampen a few sheets of paper towels. Wrap them around the leather string (the mouse’s tail) to keep it from burning.
  5. 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. Once the clay has cooled completely, remove the paper towels.

    Bookmark mouse craft