Candy Kiss Mouse Ornament

I am having a lot of fun working on these Christmas crafts and I hope you are taking some time to try them.  I had some Hershey’s Kiss candies in my craft room to use with the clear tube challenge so I thought I might try to make an ornament using them.  I came up with this mouse, but it can easily be made into any sort of animal instead.

Candy Kiss Mouse Ornament

This project takes just a few simple supplies and also very few minutes to complete.

Supplies to Make One Candy Kiss Mouse

  • 2 Hershey’s Kiss Candies
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Sticks or Craft Glue
  • Felt
  • Google Eyes
  • Small Pom-Pom

Tools to Make the Candy Kiss Mouse

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun (if you choose hot glue sticks over craft glue)

Start out by cutting a piece of ribbon about 8-inches long. Fold it in half to form a loop.

Glue two kisses together

Place some glue on the bottom of one of the Hershey’s Kisses. Press the ends of the ribbon into the glue. Place some glue on the bottom of the other Hershey’s Kiss and press it onto the ribbon ends. The end result is that you will have the ends of the ribbon sandwiched between the two candy Kisses. This will be the hanger for the mouse ornament.

Candy Kiss Ornament Mouse Face

Now, you can use the basic craft supplies I suggested above or use whatever you have on hand to make the facial details of the mouse. Before I did anything, I removed the Hershey’s Kiss tag from the candy that was going to be the mouse’s face. I left the other in place to be the mouse’s tail.

I cut two circles out of brown felt and two smaller circles out of red felt. I glued these together to form the ears and then glued the ears to the candy Kiss mouse just in front of the ribbon.

I glued on two wiggle eyes in front of the ears. I glued a small red pom-pom on to be the mouse’s nose. Once all of the glue is dried or cooled, your ornament is ready to hang.

Have fun experimenting with this craft. What kind of animal will you make?

14 comments for “Candy Kiss Mouse Ornament

  1. 07/16/2013 at 1:54 pm

    I love making these! Thanks for a fond memory 😉

  2. 07/17/2013 at 10:59 pm

    What a cute and fun craft! Thanks for the tutorial!


  3. nancy
    07/22/2013 at 12:40 pm

    Could white frosting be used as the “glue”?

    • 07/22/2013 at 8:07 pm

      Frosting would probably be okay to hold the 2 candy Kisses together, and even to hold the nose and eyes on, but I don’t think it would be strong enough to hold the ribbon in place if you hang up the ornament.

  4. Rosemarie Robinson
    09/29/2013 at 8:07 pm

    I loved the ornament,so cute and would be great to do for a Christmas bazaar. Thank You for a great idea .

  5. 12/10/2013 at 12:18 pm

    I love this! If I put these on my tree my dogs would try to eat them though. Lol.

  6. Diane
    12/04/2015 at 8:48 am

    These are adorable! We have “Craft Day” every year. We have been doing this for 15 years (my sister, daughter, and my nieces). This Is mine this year! Thank you.

    • 12/04/2015 at 11:34 am

      Hope your craft day is a huge success! 🙂

  7. Buffy
    12/20/2015 at 7:54 pm

    Super Cute!! We are snowed in so can’t get any kisses to make ’em tho. Maybe for a new year party if we get to the store! LOL! I love the snow tho so am Happy we have some. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Thanks for the cute craft…I think they might be cute to make any time of year. Suprize in a lunch box anyone?!

    • 12/22/2015 at 4:48 pm

      Using them as a lunchbox treat is genius! 🙂

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