Welcome to our fifth and final origami animal project: the mouse!This project is definitely best-suited to third graders because the folds are a little more intricate than our previous projects.
Duration: 10 minutes
Learning Outcomes: Practice reading and understanding step-by-step directions independently. Exercise fine motor skills. Develop patience.
- R15219 Elementary Origami Animals
- Glue Stick
- Googly Eyes
Start by downloading and printing the mouse folding instructions. This fully illustrated, step-by-step instruction sheet allows students to work independently to create an adorable mouse pal. We have also created a step-by-step video for visual learners:
These adorable mouse pals can serve as take-home art projects in and of themselves. However, if you want to extend the activity, challenge students to use their mice to recreate a favorite scene from their favorite mouse book! Our Set the Scene! Diorama Boxes are an excellent tool for this project. Some great books to use for this project include:
- Stuart Little by EB White
- The Tale of Desperaux by Kate Dicamillo
- The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
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