Adorable Rat Pin

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro


This cute little rodent makes a great magnet or pin. Make several and give them as gifts to your friends and family this Chinese New Year! A great craft for other times of the year as well.

What You Need

wooden heart

1 black skinny chenille stem

2 small wiggle eyes

1 miniature pink pom pom

gray and pink paint

hot glue gun

pin back or magnet scissors 

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What you do

Paint the wooden heart gray and let dry. Repeat for a second coat if needed. Cut the chenille stem into six 1.5″ pieces. Glue the pink pom pom to the point of the heart for the nose. Glue three of the chenille whiskers to the left side of the nose and the other three on the right. Glue the two wiggle eyes around the middle of the heart, above the nose. Use pink paint to add the pink in the ears (in the humps of the heart). Glue either a magnet or a pin back to the back of your rodent. Editor’s note: You can use a foam heart instead of wood, try brown, black or white as gray is difficult to locate.

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