Here is the 3rd part of the 3 part tutorial on how to make a doll desktop computer: the mouse and mouse pad! For part 1, the keyboard, click here. For part 2, the monitor, click here.
Your doll needs a mouse and mouse pad to make this project complete!
Pictured are all the items you will need for the monitor, keyboard, and mouse. But for the mouse, you will just need some craft foam in your color choice, black and gray (or silver) or white polymer clay, clay glaze (not pictured) and an old piece of wire from an old pair of ear buds that don't work, or if you don't have that, then just some black embroidery floss will work, and hot glue.
Take some black clay and roll it into a smooth ball about 1/2" in diameter.
Then start to shape it into a mouse shape, kind of oval with one side more narrow than the other. Flatten it on the bottom. Just keep working with it until you get the desired shape and size--you can add more clay if you think it's not big enough, or take some away. Now get a tiny piece of gray clay and roll it into a cylinder shape, but make a slight point on each end. It's about 1/4" long.
With a small paint brush or something shaped like it, make an indention where you are going to put the gray scrolling button.
It should look like this.
Then place the piece of gray clay into the indention you made. You can put a little liquid sculpey if you are afraid it will fall off after it's baked. I didn't, and mine has not fallen off.
Next, I carefully made some lines with a butter knife to look like the lines you see on a real mouse.
Now with something pointy, poke a small hole in the front bottom of your mouse before you bake it.
Then bake it at 250 degrees for 30 minutes. Always ask your parents for help with baking.
Once it's baked and cooled, glaze it with some satin glaze to give it a plastic look.
Now put some hot glue into that hole you made before baking, and stick your old piece of wire or embroidery floss into it. Then trim it off where you want to. Don't cut it too short. It will look realistic if you have some chord showing.
For your mouse pad, just cut a piece of 2 mm craft foam (that's the thinner sheet) into a rectangle that is about 1 1/2 x 2".
And just round the edges.
That's it! You have your mouse and mouse pad!
Your doll now has a place to do her blogging. :)
I hope you enjoyed!