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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Hickory Dickory Dock - nursery rhyme mouse puppet printable
To make
  • Print the outline mice picture via your device's menu, cut each one out and colour in as wanted.
  • Then starting at the nose tip, curl each face around onto itself to form a cone . 
  • Bring the 'insert' tabs together and on top of each other, secure the joining edge in place with sticky tape. 
  • Finish off by fold the ears upwards so that they frame the face. 
  • To add whiskers cut 3 4cm lengths of yarn and tape them at the centre to the bottom of a mouse's nose.
To use the mice in playdough, laminate before curling around and taping in place, the tabs should now be strong enough to insert into balls of brown dough without folding over on themselves and be protected from any oil that's in the dough.

The little mouse in the middle of the picture below can also be used as finger slip puppet. Cut a small strip of paper and curl it around finger. Trim and sticky tape the edge in place so that it slides on and off the finger easily. Attach the mouse to the top of the newly made paper ring using a double sided foam pad, sticky tac or glue.

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Hickory Dickory Dock printable activity

The rhyme is thought to feature the astronomical clock located in Exeter Cathedral  - wikipedia

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All are written and illustrated by Ruth Grimes
© 2016 in support of children and adult's creative play.

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