Not every Groundhog’s Day craft has to include a groundhog popping out of a plastic cup. There are plenty of other ways to celebrate a groundhog weatherman. You can dress up as a groundhog, go outside on February 2nd, and see if you see your own shadow! This is a fun and easy craft to do with kids, to surprise your kids with on Groundhog’s day, or to weird out your co-workers with.
Foam Stress Ball (if you have a clown nose handy, you can use it instead)
Black Paint (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface High Gloss)
Hot Glue Gun
I used the foam stress-ball because they are so inexpensive and easy to find. If you have a clown nose hanging around, that might work as well.
I started by cutting a deep slit into one half of my foam ball.
Then paint the ball black. I used the slit to clip the ball onto a plastic lid to make it easier to paint.
While the paint is drying, cut a rectangle out of the white felt. It should be about as wide as one of the balls, and about two times as long. Paint a black stripe down the center of the felt.
Once the paint on the balls have dried (about 15 minutes), you can hot glue on the felt teeth. glue them at the base of one of the slits, and make groundhog noises! Once you figure out what a groundhog sounds like… and then come back and let me know, because I’m curious.
If you want to check out some other awesome groundhog’s day crafts that don’t involve plastic cups, check out these awesome crafts my friends made:
Be okay with whatever the groundhog predicts with this Groundhog’s Day Printable.
Print up a Groundhog’s face and attach it to a paper bag to make an adorable Groundhog Paper Bag Puppet.
Make some fun Groundhog’s Day Treats to enjoy on Groundhog’s day – rain or shine!