After a long winter, Groundhog Day gives people the hope of seeing the first signs of spring.
But whether spring will come sooner or later, this little guy, will tell you.
Hence Groundhog Day, observed on February 2, primarily in the United States and Canada, has become a lighthearted and festive occasion.
It’s often seen as a way to break up the monotony of winter and add some fun to the season.
So if you can’t break the monotony by going out, how about doing a fun groundhog craft inside your home?
This is a super simple craft and is done using paper and a straw. So we hope you don’t have to go out to get the supplies. You can use any stick-like object instead of the straw if you don’t have it.
The idea is to make two groundhogs who are up and active and playing in the grass.
- Template#22 – Groundhog Day paper craft template (available in our free resource library – get the password by signing up using the form in the next section)
- Construction papers
- Pen and pencil (for drawing)
Groundhog Day craft idea for preschoolers
Get all the materials ready. We are using burnt orange and green colored papers for this craft. You can use brown color paper if you don’t have an orange sheet.
Take the green color paper and let’s make the grass surrounding the groundhog’s burrow.
For this, we are going to cut a rectangle out of the paper.
The dimensions of the rectangle are:
- Length – 18cm
- Breadth – 12cm
Draw the outline and cut the rectangle out.
Now, fold the paper in half as shown in the above picture.
Draw a picture of grass on the paper.
Take the brown/orange construction paper to draw two groundhogs.
Draw two little groundhogs as shown in the picture above and cut them out.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to draw the groundhog by yourself, you can download our free template by signing up using the form below.
Download the template and let your child color the groundhogs.
Free printable template for Groundhog Day paper craft
Get the free template for this craft and password for the library to your email by filling out the form below.
Now, let’s stick the straw to the base part of the groundhog cutouts. Apply glue and stick the straw to the pictures.
Open the folded grass cutout and place the groundhogs inside the grass.
Close it and play with it sliding the groundhogs left and right along the grass.
This craft is suitable for preschoolers and even toddlers if you can help them with the cutting part.
Crafts are not only for fun and to develop skills, but also to educate kids about a particular holiday or season.
We hope that this craft helps you to teach kids about the significance of Groundhog Day.
Let us know how it went in the comments below!
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