Groundhog Day Craft

Are you ready for spring? Here in our little part of the world we have been having spring-like weather so I am actually hoping this stays for a really long time.  But, in just a couple of weeks we will find out if spring is coming for the rest of the country or if winter is sticking around for awhile when Phil pops his head out and looks for his shadow. We made this simple Groundhog Day craft as a fun way to acknowledge a some-what silly holiday.

Supplies needed:

  • One plastic cup
  • Brown and green construction paper
  • One large, one medium and four small brown pom poms
  • One small black pom-pom
  • Two googly eyes
  • One white fuzzy stick, cut into two small pieces for the teeth
  • One popsicle stick
  • Craft glue
  • Tape

Groundhog Day craft

How to Make a Groundhog Day Craft

Step 1:  Glue the medium pom-pom onto the large pom-pom for the head and body.  Then glue the two ears and two arms.  Let the glue dry completely.

Step 2: Use a little bit of glue to add on the googly eyes and the black pom-pom for the nose.

Step 3: Use some strong scissors to cut the fuzzy stick into two small pieces to use for the teeth.  Glue them on and let them dry.

Step 4: Glue the Groundhog onto a popsicle stick and let dry.

Step 5: Cut the brown construction paper and cover the outside of the plastic cup.  Tape it into place.

Step 6: Cut a piece of green construction paper to wrap around the cup and cut little strips into the top for the grass.  Tape it into place.

Step 7: Cut a slit into the bottom of the cup just large enough for a popsicle stick to fit through and insert the groundhog.

The groundhog should move up and down freely and be lots of fun for the kids until a two-year-old comes along and destroys it in less than 10 seconds, which may or may not have happened at our house. 😉

Groundhog Day craft

Do you think Phil will see his shadow?

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