Well I got really tired of the "store bought" costumes my daughter's mother would buy so this year was going to be different! While I was sitting in my garage pondering what to make my daughter Riley this year I looked down and saw a mouse trap. I didn't pay too much mind to it until I was looking around my garage and saw some scrap wood and some old springs from a motorcycle I no longer had. Then it hit me a "homemade Mouse Trap toddler costume".
The mouse trap it self is built like a corn hole board and sits on top of a wagon. It has a hole in the top where my daughter sits and is braced not to slide around (I don't want her to get hurt). The top is painted to look like a very popular brand of mouse trap but is changed slightly.
The springs are welded together and then welded to a piece of metal I bent and welded for support. The trap bar and U bolts are painted copper like a real trap would be and the U bolts keep the springs from moving. The back or mouses rear end is fleece and stuffed with fiber fill (I think this was the hardest part because I have no experience with a sewing machine or tried to do this before, I failed multiple times).
The rear end of the mouse is stapled through the hole to fasten under the trap so it hangs off the back and makes a pillow for her to rest her back on. She also has on a hooded sweat shirt that I sewed ears and a belly, both are made from felt because its a little stiffer than fleece. And her whiskers are eye liner. The final piece was the cheese, it's made from foam and holes were cut into it and painted yellow. I hope you enjoy this homemade Mouse Trap toddler costume as much as she and I did.
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