What could possibly be better than Chocolate Mousse for Christmas, eh? These cute little guys are actually dolled up draw-string bags that hold the ingredients for a basic Chocolate Mousse mix. The “Chocolate Moose” is a plus.
To make our sweet little “Chocolate Moose” bags—
you will need:
two 7’’ x 8 ½ ‘’ pieces of Christmas type fabric
four 3’’x 6 ½’’ pieces and two 4’’ squares of brown felt,
thread to match fabrics
23’’ of ribbon, cord or shoelace
a small brown pom pom
2 small roly eyes
1 small pkg instant chocolate pudding
1 pkg instant whipped topping
1. For moose arms and legs fold each 3’’ x 6 ½ ‘’ piece of brown felt in half lengthwise, sew along long edge.
Knot the ends of the arms and legs.
2. Matching raw edges, pin one arm to one long edge of one fabric piece 3 ¼ ‘’ from one short edge (top); baste.
Repeat for remaining arm and other long edge of fabric. Matching raw edges, pin each leg 2’’ from one long edge on
bottom of fabric piece; baste.
3. Place fabric piece together, with arms and legs between layers of fabric. Leaving top edge open, sew pieces
together, being careful to only sew the ends of arms and legs in seam.
4. To form bottom corners of bag, match each side seam to fold line at bottom of sack; sew across each corner 1”
from end. Fold top edge of bag ¼ “ to wrong side; press. Fold edge ¼ “ to wrong side again; press. Sew close to top
Turn bag right side out.
For head, use pattern (from the PDF below) and 4” squares of felt and cut out 2 head pieces and four antlers pieces
Sew two antlers together using a close zig zag on the outside edge.
Sew two head pieces together leaving the bottom edge open. Turn the heads right side out.
Stuff head with fiberfill. Sew final closure by hand. Hot glue eyes and pom pom nose in place.
Tack antlers to back of head.
Fold ribbon or cord in half; tack fold to side of back at seam 2 ¼” from top. To be honest–I used hot glue.
Place Mousse Mix in bag–one bag of instant chocolate pudding and one bag of whipped topping.
Tie ribbon, string, or cord in a bow at center front; knot and trim ends–if you need to.
Hot glue head to front of bag. Print the tag from the PDF below and tie around the little dude’s neck. I haven’t done it yet–but you’ll see how it works in the PDF.
Now go pass them to all your neighbors and watch them grin!
Click HERE for the PDF pattern and Chris-Moose Instruction Cards!
5 Replies to “Merry Chocolate Chris-Mousse!”
I love them! Am I one of those special neighbors?! 😉
Those were some of my favorite things you used to make when I was little. Maybe it helped that we had an inside joke with my friends about “ahhh, go kiss a moose” when we wanted to tell someone off. Maybe that’s why my first puppet was a moose though is because of these. Huh. Never thought of that before.
You really shouldn’t ask such things…
Yeah, we did have a ton of them around when you were little. They are really easy to make a bunch at a time.
These guys just make me happy! 🙂 I think the kids would get a kick out of playing with them once you’ve taken the mixes out! Drawstring bags are fun for little ones to stash stuff in!!!