Go-pher It! 7 Groundhog Crafts They’ll Dig

Excitement is building in your house. Your little critter can hardly wait for the Punxsutawney prophet himself, Groundhog Phil to make his annual prediction. Will he grant your snow baby six more weeks of snowman building or is it on to spring tulips and rainy day puddle jumping? Craft while you wait with one of these simply adorable projects.


photo: almostunschoolers.com

1. Almost Unschoolers has the scoop on how to make this geometric groundhog that’s a perfect fit for preschoolers.

2. Put that sensory box to good use by having your little ones search for tiny groundhogs and match them to a printout like this fun idea from @playroomprek on Instagram.



photo: Allison Sutcliffe

3. No matter how your aspiring artist chooses to paint or color this cute groundhog, his shadow will always be close behind. Get the template, instructions and a cool texture painting idea at allkidsnetwork.com.



photo: Allison Sutcliffe

4. Your kidlet can play peek-a-boo with this groundhog puppet, who loves popping in and out of his grass-lined toilet paper roll to look for his shadow. Print your own cuddly paper puppet template online to get this project rolling!


photo: Allison Sutcliffe 

5. We dare you not to love this simple cut-and-paste, googly-eyed groundhog who’s a Pinterest fave. Three hearts make up his face, teeth and button nose, followed by ears and eyes trimmed free-style. All you need is a glue stick at the ready to assemble this furry friend!

photo: Kids Activity Blog 

6. Our friends at Kids Activity Blog have the how-to on this adorable, paper-bag craft.


photo: housingaforest.com

7. We can’t quite put our finger on what makes these petite puppets so adorable, but we bet your Little will love making them. Tammy at housingaforest.com spells out the necessary steps to construct this easily animated guy.

—Allison Sutcliffe



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