Monday, February 1, 2010

Groundhog Day idea's

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day, and I try to have a fun craft for little kids for Groundhog Day. Garrett has started his, but today didn't go according to plan or I might have had a picture. Take a paper cup or I took a cardboard cone (from inside yarn that my mother-in-law crochets from) make a small hole in the bottom of the cup, big enough for a straw to fit through. Now take 2 large brown pom poms and glue them together, find small googley eyes and add them to your pompoms (Your groundhog) Now glue your pompoms to the end of the straw. Place the other end of the straw through the hole in the bottom of the cup so he will be able to go in and out of the cup. I have found if you are on a time limit or have an impatient child, hot glue works great for speeding up the process, just becareful if they want to help! The kids can go around all day pushing their groundhog out of the cup and checking for shadows in different lighting in your house, or take it out side and make their own prediction!** If you don't have pompoms at your house, take a piece of brown paper and draw a little brown creature and add eyes. The kids like the action I think more than the art work of the groundhog.

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