We’ve been reading “Groundhog Day!” by Gail Gibbons.
It’s more of an information book about the holiday but in a style understandable by preschool and young elementary age children.
Last year our Paper Plate Groundhog Craft turned out looking like a beaver. Haha! So we went with a heart shaped face like we saw on Pinterest to try to make it look more Groundhog-like. Since my kids love to dress up in costumes I decided the perfect way to celebrate Groundhog Day was for my children to be able to wear a Groundhog Mask and go out in the morning and pretend they were Punxsutawney Phil and see if they could see their shadow.
- empty cereal box
- brown acrylic paint
- paint brush
- craft knife
(for adult use only!)
- brown, white and black cardstock paper
- 2-inch heart punch
(or cut out a heart)
- flat toothpicks
- hole punch
- string or yarn
6. Punch holes on the sides of the eyes and use string or yarn to measure your child’s head. Then used it to secure the mask in place with knots.
Do your kids like to pretend play?
Here is another fun Polar Bear Mask you might enjoy!
More mask and puppet crafts on I Heart Crafty Things:
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