Using simple supplies from Dollar Tree, create this cute Craft Stick Groundhog Craft with the kiddos in just 30 minutes. Groundhog's Day derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on the 2nd of February and sees its shadow, it will retreat to its den and winter will go on for six more weeks; if it does not see its shadow, spring will arrive early.
Jumbo craft sticks are the perfect base for quick and easy Dollar Tree Craft Stick Crafts for beginners and experts alike. Popsicle sticks are a versatile medium for so many crafts, the possibilities are endless.
Popsicle Stick Groundhog Kids Craft
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Here's what you need to make a Groundhog from Craft Sticks:
- Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Tree
- Craft Foam, Light Brown, Dark Brown, White, Green – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- MONO Twin Marker, Black – Tombow
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Americana Acrylic Craft Paint by DecoArt – Bubblegum Pink, Milk Chocolate
- Basecoat Paintbrush Set – DecoArt
- Sponge Dabber – Dollar Tree
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- CRAFT STICK GROUNDHOG CRAFT PATTERNS – download at the bottom of this post
Here's how to create a Craft Stick Groundhog:
To begin the Craft Stick Groundhog Craft, gather all supplies. To create the groundhog, line up five jumbo craft sticks on your work surface. Using scissors, trim additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the groundhog and attach them with a glue gun and glue sticks.
TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Download, print, and cut out the CRAFT STICK GROUNDHOG PATTERNS at the bottom of this post. Trace the shape of the groundhog's head with a pencil and carefully trim the craft sticks with scissors.
Basecoat the groundhog with Milk Chocolate acrylic craft paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary. Use washable markers, crayons, or even colored pencils to color the jumbo craft sticks. I love Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have one-coat coverage on most surfaces.
Trace two ears and a tummy from light brown craft foam, one nose from dark brown craft foam, and one set of front teeth from white craft foam using a pencil. Carefully cut out all patterns with scissors. Paint the two ears with Milk Chocolate acrylic craft paint.
Attach two wiggle eyes and the nose with a glue gun and glue sticks to create the groundhog's face. Glue the tummy to the body and the ears to either side of the groundhog's head.
Draw a line down the center of the white craft foam teeth with the MONO Twin Marker fine tip. Attach just under the nose with a glue gun and glue sticks. Draw half circles from the nose to each cheek with the MONO Twin Marker bullet tip. Add freckles to the groundhog's muzzle. I love drawing and tracing with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker from Tombow because it has a large bullet tip and a small extra fine tip.
Trace the grass pattern onto green craft foam using a pencil. Cut out the grass pattern and then fringe the top edge with scissors.
To finish the Craft Stick Groundhog craft, attach the fringed grass to the bottom of the groundhog with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Download the Groundhog Patterns Here!
Groundhog's Day Dollar Tree Kids Craft
Create this adorable Dollar Store Craft Stick Groundhog with the kiddos to not only promote basic painting and scissor skills, but also to spark conversations and learn about the history of Groundhog's Day, traditions, and the weather. Get crafty with the kiddos and make learning FUN! Explore the history of Groundhog's Day through the Library of Congress website.
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