Eek, a mouse! Oh, but what a cutie this little mouse is, I wonder if we should draw a cheese for him to eat too. Mice get a bad wrap for who and what they are; a family-focused, smart, altruistic rodent that has contributed more to scientific research than any other animal on the planet! Anyways, we are getting too ahead of ourselves, let’s start with how to draw this cute little mouse first. Thank them later! Follow along with this quick, one sheet tutorial split into 8 easy, simple steps for any beginner. Feel free to pin it or print it for later!
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✏️ TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
- How-To-Draw Template – International (A4) or U.S. Size (8.5×11 in)
- Sketching Pencil
- Polymer Eraser
- Outline Marker
- Coloring Tools
🎨 Parents: The only tools you need for these how-to-draw tutorials are: eraser, pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.
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Drawing a Cartoon Mouse for Beginners
- You can identify a mouse using two features: circular ears with a pointed face. So we’re starting to draw a circular ear with two contiguous circles – the smaller one is placed inside, the bigger circle.
- It’s not yet a mouse without a pointed face and small nose. On the left side of the ears, draw a slanted line with a little oval nose at the end. Then, behind the ear, draw one semicircle beneath the diagonal line to complete the pair of ears.
- They also have an oval-like body shape but are pointed in the mouth area. So, on the lower part of the nose, connect an oval-shaped body with two curved “u” lines below until you reach the ears’ top. The curved lines below will serve as the feet.
- It’s starting to look like a mouse, but we need to add more details. Draw a small circular eye parallel to the nose.
- Then, on the other end of the body, draw an enclosed s-shaped curve line directing upwards.
- A mouse has four small feet, and we only have two in the picture. So, add two L-shaped curve lines beneath the u-curved lines to complete the number of feet.
- Finally, put a small smiley-curve below the nose. Now you have a smiling mouse!
- Let’s hit it with a light gray body, pink inner ear, and black eyes, and a pink little nose!
DONE? NOW GET CREATIVE!
In the rodent family, there are no shorts of colors and looks. A mice’s most distinctive look from other rodents is the long tail. Your next challenge is to draw this cute little mouse a nice home. Mice are very clean and organized. They have specific areas for sleeping, eating, going to the bathroom, and hiding for safety. It’s not uncommon to use hamster habitats for house mice. Oh, and lastly, don’t forget to draw your mouse an exercise wheel. Did you know mice can run up to 8 mph? That’s impressive considering how tiny they are; technically they’re even faster than cheetahs if you’re going by pure weight and size.
Mouse Trivia for Kids
- The house mouse is the best-known mouse species and is a common variety of pets. The field mouse, the American white-footed mouse, and the deer mouse are also other mouse species seen in and around the property.
- A mouse eats between 15 and 20 times a day. Mouse are picky eaters and only choose what their favorites food is to eat.
- In eastern Zambia and northern Malawi, the mouse is consumed as a source of nutrition.
- The mouse normally builds their homes near to food sources, tending to fly to find food just up to 8 m from their burrows.
- Mice are usually nocturnal creatures. They have bad eyesight, but their very good hearing and smell compensate for this.
- The tail of a mouse will grow as long as its body. A mouse has a hairless tail, along with pointing, stout, oval ears.
- A common house mouse is thought of as a pest but other rodents such as hamsters and gerbils are kept as pets.
- Mouse are very fast learners, they can learn as fast as a dog.
- The famous Disney Mickey Mouse was inspired by the pet mice Walt had when he was a little boy.
- In the wild, they have a lifespan of 5 months but in a lab setting, mice can live for about 2 years.
- Mice have great memories (hence why mice are used so often to run mazes!)
- A viral video about a wild mouse mom diving into a sewer to save her rat babies isn’t unique. Actually, mice and rats will instinctually go to great lengths to protect their babies.
- Mice are altruistic helpful animals to their kind; according to research when mice are given the choice between helping another mouse VS eating chocolate treats, turns out, most mice will turn to help their friends instead.
- Mice are fairly dramatic animals. When something scares them, they play dead until they know the risk has passed. It’s pretty smart actually; next time you’re in danger think clever like a mouse!
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