Yesterday we learned about Groundhogs Day and Punxsutawney Phil, so I thought it would be fun to make a Groundhog Windsock to hang up. It was an easy craft and the girls had lots of fun making them!
- Large piece of brown construction paper
- Green streamers or tissue paper cut into strips
- Scissors or tape
- Glue stick
- Hole puncher
- Crayons, markers or colored pencils
- Cut out of groundhog
Step 1: Have your child color the groundhog cutout and then cut out. You can even add some googly eyes to your groundhog.
Step 2: With the brown construction paper flat glue down your groundhog, making sure the shadow is the only part glued on the paper. Using markers or stickers decorate with flowers.
Step 3: Roll the brown construction paper into a cylinder shape and tape or staple together.
Step 4: Add streamers to the bottom of the brown construction paper cylinder with either tape or stapler (this will be your grass)
Step 5: With the hole puncher add two holes at the top of the construction paper and string the yarn through the holes, tying at the top.
That’s it! Now you have a wonderful groundhog popping out of the ground, showing his shadow! Below is a printout of our groundhog 🙂
For a little history of Groundhog Day head on over to groundhog.org. They have some wonderful information to use during your Groundhog lesson.
Will you be watching the live streaming tomorrow morning?