I’ve been thinking for 2 weeks about this challenge, I wanted something new that Nico could help with making and play with when done. Finally the night before the launch of the challenge I asked my mother because I was stumped. She gave me the same ideas I had thought of and didn’t wanna do. Then she came up with a cheese! Nico has a little plush mouse called “EE” so I thought it would be great since she likes cheese lol.
My mother got the idea from a radio she had bought my little cousin back in the 80′s and now found one for Nico. It’s a mouse sitting on a piece of cheese (the radio) and her mouth moves to match the sounds coming out. So I thought cool, I can make a Swiss cheese with a hole and he can play with “EE” making her go through the hole. I explained to him what we were doing and he was very excited all day about it, but I only finished it when he went to bed.
I would have used a tp roll but “EE” is not that small so she didn’t fit through one. I used a white cardboard he painted yellow instead, after I thought about yellow construction paper, which would have worked fine too, but he wouldn’t have been able to help. I positioned the hole fairly centered so it wouldn’t make the structure weak because it’s a fairly big hole. If you have a smaller mouse you should be able to use tp rolls and make 2 holes.
I made the tunnel part of the hole with the cardboard, then I flattened the bag and did a sunburst from the inside of the tunnel. I used a pencil so I could erase it after. I took a utility knife and cut along the lines both sides of the bag at the same time.