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Dead mouse in a mouse trap

Contest Photo by: madigreen10
Toano, VA,


My little mouse that just got caught in a trap trying to get some cheese.


card board box
PVC pipe
4 PVC corners
Aluminum Foil
Brown spray paint
Duct tape
Bungee cord
Mouse costume or gray sweatsuit
Mouse ears and tail
Fake Blood
Cheese (you can make out of construction paper)


  • Spray paint the box brown.

  • Cut PVC pipe in four even pieces to form a square, add the corner pieces to each end.

  • Wrap PCV pipe in the foil and then tape one end to the middle of the box. Then use the bungee cord wrap around the mouse putting each end into the back of the box.

  • Once the mouse is in the trap you can poor the blood on the mouse. Attach the piece of cheese with clear tape or the mouse can have it coming out of his or her mouth.

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