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Post by CinnamonPearl on Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:02 pm

Here's a thread where we can post all the popsicle stick MES's and other toys we build for our mice!

Note: Pictures edited and updated due to Photobucket Terms of Service update.
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Part 1 - https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t47-homemade-popsicle-stick-toys#80
Part 2 - https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t47-homemade-popsicle-stick-toys#81


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Re: Homemade Popsicle Stick Toys

Post by MouseLover on Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:02 am

I made a new MES today. I've actually made this exact same one before, but it went down so well with the mice that I had to make a new one once it got old.

It's a swing made of coloured popsicle sticks and a long rounded stick. It works on a barred cage, by sticking the triangular tops through the bars, and then sliding the long stick through on the top of the cage (hope that makes sense, you should be able to see from the pictures). It swings gently and the mice love it. Their previous one lasted many months and they loved it Smile




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Re: Homemade Popsicle Stick Toys

Post by Peachy on Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:08 pm

I love that swing idea, @MouseLover! I bet my boys will too. I just have to get out of the house and find a round stick. Thinking
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Post by Mouseketeers on Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:12 pm

I love that swing idea! Now to find a spare tank with bars lol good excuse for another tank :p
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Re: Homemade Popsicle Stick Toys

Post by MouseLover on Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:27 pm

Thanks guys. I'm sure something like a wooden chopstick would work if you have any of those about?

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Re: Homemade Popsicle Stick Toys

Post by stephlisa on Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:21 am

I made some toys for Colin!  (My favourite is the seesaw, but he hasn't played with that yet, its not long finished drying - I use PVA glue, the UK equivalent of Elmer's, it means that things don't always go to plan and things slip when trying to dry...)
A Seesaw:

A house (without ladder): - apologies I can't get it to turn this photo and the next around Sad

The same house, with its ladder:

Food bowl platform:

Saucer wheel platform (may need extra lolly sticks to get the wheel to stay still, haven't tested it yet!):

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Re: Homemade Popsicle Stick Toys

Post by MouseLover on Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:38 am

Love the seesaw Stephlisa! And I know what you mean about PVA glue, it can be a real pain. I recently invested in a little glue gun cuz I'm too impatient Laughing

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Re: Homemade Popsicle Stick Toys

Post by Peachy on Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:22 pm

The seesaw is cool. I can't wait to try some new ideas this weekend, I usually make the same MES over and over for all the cages. lol

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Re: Homemade Popsicle Stick Toys

Post by boofandkara on Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:01 pm

what glue is safe to use?

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Re: Homemade Popsicle Stick Toys

Post by CinnamonPearl on Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:13 pm

Elmer's or non toxic hot glue.

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Post by Peachy on Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:14 pm

I like to use non-toxic wood craft glue. It dries faster than school glue but I think it's easier to use than hot glue. I know a lot of people prefer hot glue though. Razz
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Re: Homemade Popsicle Stick Toys

Post by MouseLover on Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:22 am

I like hot glue because of how fats it dries, you can knock up an MES in no time. But you can also end up with "hot glue cobwebs" everywhere lol, it can be messy.

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Re: Homemade Popsicle Stick Toys

Post by stephlisa on Tue May 24, 2016 11:02 am

So...I got creative again and also wanted to try out my new hot glue gun...
So first up, we have a cute little seesaw (because the other one doesn't quite fit in Colin's home and allow room for lots of other toys):

Next up a swing:

And finally a pirate ship!! It can be broken up into 3 pieces (2 ends and a bridge).  Colin particularly likes the hammock!



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