Toilet Paper Roll Mouse (and Mouse King Craft)

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We are HUGE fans of toilet paper roll crafts for kids. Toilet paper rolls are plentiful and my, so very versatile.. when you know what to make with them!!! Woohoo.

We have a whole set of TP Roll Animals (a whole TP ABC in fact).. but we haven’t YET got a Toilet Paper Roll Mouse on the blog. This little mouse, can be dress up as the Mouse King from The Nutcracker or can be a nice substitute craft for the Year of the Rat 2020! How we love a cute and easy Mouse craft!

TP Roll Mouse Craft – Materials

  • 2 toilet paper rolls
  • stapler
  • scissors
  • pens or paint or a little paper
  • pens for facial features
  • (glue stick optional)
Toilet Paper Roll Mouse king for the Nutcracker fans or Rat Craft enthusiasts
The perfect TP Roll Mouse, Mouse King or even Rat!

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Mouse or Mouse King!

Toilet Paper Roll Mouse king for the Nutcracker fans or Rat Craft enthusiasts
Let’s make the Mouse King!

As mentioned, we actually made this cute little TP Roll mouse as a TP Roll Mouse KING for our little Nutcracker Ballet TP Roll set! But we love the mouse so much, that I wanted to make sure you got to see it separately too. After all you can make this little paper mouse craft all year long. Especially for Year of Rat celebrations too!


What I also LOVE about this TP Roll Mouse, is that it is VERY low mess. You can just use pens, toilet paper rolls, scissors and a stapler. No glue, no paint – but that is your choice – as options for the details are available.

Make some Mice Ears

First – squish one of the toilet pape rolls flat and cut out two mouse ears – fairly large circles.

You can now decorate the ears either with paper, paint or pens (we made one version with paper one with paint.

Shape the Mouses’s Head

Toilet Paper Roll Mouse king for the Nutcracker fans or Rat Craft enthusiasts
Shaping the Mouse Ears

Once dry, take the second toilet paper roll and squeeze in the top.

Then flatten it. This should give you a vague triangular shape towards the top.

Secure the Mouse’s Ears

Toilet Paper Roll Mouse king for the Nutcracker fans or Rat Craft enthusiasts
Secure the Mouse Ears with a stapler (or glue)

You can now insert one ear into each side.

Secure with a stapler. If you don’t like the finished look with the staple, you can glue it in place – and secure the ears with a clothes peg whilst it dries (a bit like we did with the ears on this TP Roll Koala).

Toilet Paper Roll Mouse king for the Nutcracker fans or Rat Craft enthusiasts
Add facial features to your TP Roll mouse with pens

Now just take a pen and add your TP Roll Mouse’s facial features!! DONE.

Toilet Paper Roll Mouse king for the Nutcracker fans or Rat Craft enthusiasts
Adding details to turn your Mouse into a Mouse King from the Nutcracker

If you are using this craft as part of the Nutcracker Ballet TP Roll Set.. you can now glue on a little yellow paper grown and draw on some gold buttons (in fact, you could paint or wrap the mouse’s body in green/ blue or red to make a little Mouse King coat! But I was a bit too lazy for that.. hehehehe. Well maybe not lazy, I do like to present you with SIMPLE crafts.. and I want to keep this simple!).

Toilet Paper Roll Mouse king for the Nutcracker fans or Rat Craft enthusiasts
Aren’t they fabulous as a Nutcracker set!

Hop over to the Toilet Paper Roll Nutcracker to see the full trio:

So. If you liked this mouse craft for kids and are looking for more fabulous DIY Mouse Crafts, check out these:

More amazing TP Roll Animal Crafts for kids here:

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