Toy Pattern: Mouse

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  • Band or Scroll saw
  • Sanders – Disc, Belt, and spindle sanders
  • Router with 1/8″ or 1/4″ round over bit
  • Drill Press
  • Sand paper


  • 1″ solid wood
  • 1/16″ plywood or hardboard fpr ears
  • 1/8″ rope or leather for tail


  1. Make pattern from print of Mouse parts by gluing to a piece of cardboard. Cut pattern to shape. Pattern can also be made from mylar or 1/8″ masonite
  2. Draw shapes on wood surface.
  3. Saw body from 1″ lumber (sand sides smooth). Fill any voids, cracks or knot holes with filler.
  4. Saw ears from 1/16″ plywood or hardboard. Fill any voids, cracks or knot holes with filler.
  5. Sand curved surfaces with an disc or spindle sander to smooth. Smooth all sharp edges with a 1/8″ round over bit .
  6. Glue ears to body and align as shown. Use pin nailer or brads to keep pieced aligned until glue dries.
  7. Glue tail as shown.
  8. Rub your hands over the entire assembly to make sure there are not sharp edges or points.  Remove with sandpaper if any are found.
  9. Optional: paint if desired.

Download pattern here.

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