Mouse chocolate crafts made with Hershey Kisses are really popular. They’re a perfect project to enhance an heirloom or keepsake that you’d like to hand down to a loved one. Or to give as a special gift to a friend (young or old).
These mouse chocolate crafts do take working with small objects, so determine if some in your group may need extra help.
But don’t let that stop you! The result is really cute – you’ll have a fun (and edible) ornament, or you can use it to enhance a special gift. Like our “Mouse in a Teacup.” – it tops off a special heirloom teacup that is being given away.
But there are many other ways to use them too! So, use your imagination and see what you can make these little mice for. They’re fun for ornaments, parties, favors, centerpieces, and kids love to make them too! (Also see other senior activities on our Jazzy July Senior Activities Page).
Mouse Chocolate Crafts – Instructions
- 2 Hershey Kisses, your color choice
- 2 small googly eyes (from craft store)
- Small square of colored paper to cut into ears
- Small red or pink bead, or pompom for the nose
- Thread (the nylon “invisible” kind is perfect)
- Craft glue (Tacky Glue or a glue gun is good)
Apply craft glue to the bottom sides of both of the 2 Kisses. Let it get tacky. Meanwhile, cut two ears out of the colored paper. When the glue is tacky, press the ears into place on the Kiss that will be the head.
Cut about 6 inches of thread and knot a loop on one end, as a hanger.
Place the other end of the thread into the tacky glue, between the two Kisses with ears. Then press the Kisses together (with thread in between), holding them in place for a minute.
When that glue is dry, glue on the eyes and nose. Keep the Kisses paper tag at the end of one mouse to form the tail. Let it all thoroughly dry before trying to move or hang it.
My son first made these for me when he was a child, and we’ve used them as ornaments for years.
Now it’s time to make the “Mouse in a Teacup” (or platter or dish) arrangement. You’ll need a special teacup, dish, or plate that you’d either like to give away, or to just use in the arrangement.
Inside the cup, place a few pieces of cheese for the mouse. If you’re going to be using or serving this right away (such as at a party), you can use unwrapped cheese.
Cheese curds or small chunks of string cheese work well. (If you are working with unwrapped food, we do recommend handling it with those vinyl surgical type gloves.) I used the mini individually wrapped cheeses. Fit as many as you can into the cup. Then set the mouse on top.
Use a small strip of double-sided tape if you need to, to keep the mouse in place (obviously you don’t want to stick tape to unwrapped cheese, though!)
Voila – you have very cute mouse chocolate crafts, and we’re sure you’ll be able to find many uses. Including making them with red Kisses for Valentine’s Day! Just add a few chocolate pieces in with the cheeses.
For Christmas, use red and green Kisses and add in a few holiday candies. Use orange for Halloween. You can, of course, skip the cheese altogether and just use candy. But we thought the idea of cheese with the mice was fun.
If you want to make this into a centerpiece — just get a larger dish, which you can stand on a candle holder or turned-over wine glass as a base, and fill it with more candy or cheese, and two or three mice on top.
You can also make Hershey’s Kiss mouse in red, cutting the ears into heart shapes. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Where to buy?
In case you do not want to go out, you can have all the items delivered at your home directly from Amazon.com. We can provide you with our top recommendations that will help you in making the right crafts out of your chocolate.
The most important thing, of course, is getting the Hershey’s Kisses. Our suggestion is to get this one because it is a variety pack. This means that it has 4 different types of flavors each of which is in a suitable amount. You can try out all four and then order one which you like the most. The four different flavors include Sugar Cookie, Mint Truffles, Candy Cane, and Hot Cocoa. Each of the four flavors comes in a bag of 9 oz. For those who are worrying about allergens, stay calm because it comes gluten-free entirely!
A tacky glue could be a onetime thing that could be used for multiple projects in a longer time. It will be quite useful for the Hershey’s Kisses Crafts too. It is a multipurpose one which means that it can be used on metal, wood, paper, plastic, and glass.
This means that it won’t go to waste right after you wind up your chocolate project, but it could be used onwards as well. It is also Non-toxic and Conforms to ASTM D4236. We are recommending this for everyday use because it is also an Amazon’s Choice product backed by positive customer reviews.
Another great Amazon’s choice product is this Nylon Thread which can be used for different kinds of everyday projects including the Hershey’s Kiss Chocolate Craft. Although, you may not require a 135-yard one, but it could be used onwards on any occasion. In case you want to make this craft for a whole party, this Nylon Thread would be the perfect choice for matching the superior quality standards as well as bringing the true element of an invisible thread. There are over 2000 positive customer reviews too.
Making the different types of crafts is definitely one of the most interesting activities which is why suggest every young and adult to engage in some, especially during these times when lockdowns are imposed. We hope you are satisfied with our choices of the Amazon products.
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