If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Costumes
We have two more costumes from children’s illustrated books to share with you and “If You Give a Mouse A Cookie,” by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond, is an absolute must!
The story goes like this: A little boy named Oliver gives a cookie to a mouse named Quinley. He starts requesting items to help his cookie-eating experience – a glass of milk, a mirror (to prevent a milk mustache), and a broom (to wipe away his hair). He takes a nap afterward, only to look at the fridge and become hungry for a cookie again.
This beloved children’s book about a hungry little mouse is fun for both kids and adults to read and if you haven’t read it yet, put it on your storytime list! I mean, what’s more darling than a mouse in overalls and cookies!? We knew this was going to make the perfect Halloween costume so we got brainstorming.
Here’s an Overview of the Costumes:
The obvious first costume from the book was the mouse. First, we need some mouse ears.
- See here to make the mouse‘s ears (here’s the template)
- And to complete the mouse’s outfit: a white shirt (we used this one), overalls (we used these ones)
Once the ears and overalls came together, we added a little bit of face paint, and voila! The cutest mouse you’ve ever seen!
Next, we debated between a glass of milk and a cookie. The cookie was too cute to pass on so it was the clear winner!
To Make the Cookie Costume:
This costume wouldn’t be complete without a cookie to compliment it! We want that cookie to be on full display!
Materials: Two pieces of large brown cardboard, ribbons, black or brown acrylic paint, pencil, box cutter, paintbrush, stapler
- Draw a circle with your pencil according to the size of your child. We did a 2′ diameter circle.
- Draw over the circle again with wavy lines so that the lines look uneven. This will make it feel more like a naturally shaped cookie.
- Cut out two of these shapes.
- Paint uneven, brushy circles resembling chocolate chips onto the cardboard.
- Staple a ribbon from the inner side of the cardboard to the other cookie piece like a sandwich board. Repeat to the other circle.
- Wear white and you’re good to go!
Though we dressed another child as the cookie, it would also be perfect for an adult or sibling.
And if that wasn’t enough, we included a cookie treat bag to complete the picture.
To Make the Cookie Treat Bag:
Materials: 2 pieces of tan felt, brown or black felt, scissors, cotton ribbing – 2′ in length, glue gun, template
- Cut out two circles to form a cookie shape out of the tan felt.
- Cut out about 7-10 small pieces of black or dark brown uneven circles and glue them to the tan felt.
- Glue the ribbing (or sew) to one inside of the cookie and then to the opposite side.
- Glue the two cookies together, leaving a gap at the top of the bag big enough for little hands to go in and out.
Donzo! You’ll have to read the full book to find out the hilarious cycle of requests the mouse has and maybe come up with even more costume ideas (ie straw, refrigerator, etc…)