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Rita the Friendly Rat

Fun foam is an easy material for children to work with. It cuts well, almost like butter, and gives the crafts an added dimension and feeling. This cute little rat is happily eating away at her piece of cheese and would be glad for small hands to create her and give her a place in their homes. Create this rat for the Chinese New Year “Year of the Rat” theme or just so.

If you do not have any fun foam, this project can be created just as easily with paper, too.



Fun Foam Rat

For this project you will need:

- fun foam in the colors of grey, black, yellow and peach
- special glue for fun foam or double sided adhesive
- white dimensional paint for the eyes
- fine line permanent marker
- soft pencil
- scissors
- thin tracing paper

Ages 7 and older

Craft Pattern:

Rat Pattern

Rat Template






1. Print out and enlarge patterns as needed.
2. Using a pencil, trace the lines on a thin piece of paper. Turn the paper over and retrace the lines now onto the appropriate colored fun foam pieces. This will transfer the pencil markings on the foam.
3. Cut the shapes out and adhere them together using either the glue or double-sided adhesive.
4. Dot the eyes with white dimensional paint or a paint marker that shows up on dark colors.
5. Use the fine line marker and lightly draw the arms onto the body as seen in the picture.
6. If you like, punch a tiny hole in the top of the head and tie a string through to hang.




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Spring and Easter Wood Crafts

Spring and Easter Textile Crafts

Spring and Easter General Crafts

Spring and Easter Crafts for Kids

Spring Season Greeting Cards

Valentine’s Day Crafts

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Easter Crafts

Easter Chick Crafts

Decorating Easter Eggs

Easter Bunny Crafts

Mother’s Day Crafts

Spring Craft Patterns

Nature Crafts

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