We have a two more costumes from children’s illustrated books to share with you and If You Give a Mouse A Cookie, was absolutely a must! Though we dressed another child as the cookie, it would also be perfect for an adult or sibling. We included a cookie treat bag to complete the picture. give-a-mouse-a-cookie-costume-for-kids

See below for the full tutorial! 


See here to make the mouse ears (here’s the template

To complete the mouse outfit: white shirt (we used this one) , overalls (we used these ones)

To make the cookie costume: we used this white top and white leggings

Materials: Two pieces of large brown cardboard, ribbons, black or brown acrylic paint, pencil, box cutter, paintbrush, stapler

  1. Draw a circle with your pencil according to the size of your child. We did a 2′ diameter circle.
  2. Draw over the circle again with wavy lines so that the lines look uneven. This will make it feel more like a natural shaped looking cookie.
  3. Cut out two of these shapes.
  4. Paint uneven, brushy circles resembling chocolate chips onto the cardboard.
  5. Staple a ribbon from the inner side of the cardboard to the other cookie piece like a sandwich board. Repeat to the other circle.
  6. Wear white and you’re good to go!
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To make the cookie treat bag:

Materials: two pieces of tan felt, brown or black felt, scissors, cotton ribbing 2′ in length, glue gun, template

  1. Cut out two pieces of an even circle (or download and print template here) to form a cookie shape out of the tan felt.
  2. Cut out about 7-10 pieces of black or dark brown uneven circles and glue them to the tan felt.
  3. Glue the ribbing (or sew) to one inside of the cookie and then to the opposite side.
  4. Glue the two cookies together, leaving a gap at the top of the bag big enough for little hands to go in and out.


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Photography by Lindsay Graviet  |  Crafting by Ashley Isenhour  |  Clothes provided by Primary