In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Harvest Mouse in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Harvest Mouse.
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How to Draw a Harvest Mouse - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Draw the head. Start at the bottom and come around to make the snout, and end with the two ears at the top.
Step 2: Add the eye and lines for whiskers, as well as a small circle for the nose.
Step 3: Coming out from behind the ears, draw a long curved line for the body
Step 4: Draw the front leg near the face of the mouse. Make sure to add small lines to add the impression of fur.
Step 5: Extend the line for the body, but leave a space for the tail. Add a foor underneath the line to create the hind foot.
Step 6: Add the tail, which is very long and narrow.
Interesting Facts about the Harvest Mouse
The Harvest Mouse takes its name from the fields of wheat, oats, and other cereal crops fields they are commonly found in throughout Europe and Asia. It’s the smallest European rodent weighing no more than .14oz (4grams) their diet is made up of the seeds and insects they find in fields.
Did you know?
- Harvest Mice have a prehensile tail that is longer than their head and body combined that they use for climbing.
- The Harvest Mouse nest is spherical like a ball woven from grasses and then attached to stems above the ground.
- Great Britain has been working on conservation efforts for the Harvest Mouse by creating artificial nests out of tennis balls.
- Harvest Mice have a large almost opposable toe on their hind feet that they use for climbing.
- A fresh nest is built for every litter of Harvest Mice, abandoned after 16 days.
Lesson plan note: Harvest Mice are the European mammals who create spherical nests. Ask students to bring a tennis or other type of ball to class that they can cut. Then collect grasses from outside and have students construct their own Harvest Mouse nest.