Using simple supplies like popsicle sticks, create this cute Dollar Tree Groundhog Craft with the kiddos in just 30 minutes. Watch the Groundhog pop out of his hole and predict if Spring will be early or late. 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.
Groundhog in a Hole Dollar Tree Craft
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Here's what you need to make a Groundhog in a Burrow
- Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Tree
- Paper Cup, 16 oz. – Dollar Tree
- Craft Foam, Light Brown, Dark Brown, White – Dollar Tree
- Colored Cardstock, 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, Lamp Black, Festive Green
- Basecoat Paintbrush Set – DecoArt
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Scotch Tape
- Pencil with new Eraser
- GROUNDHOG CRAFT PATTERNS – download at the bottom of this post
Here's how to create a Dollar Tree Groundhog Craft
To begin the Dollar Tree Groundhog Craft, gather all supplies. To create the groundhog, line up four 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 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.
Using a new pencil eraser, stamp on two cheeks with Bubblegum Pink acrylic craft paint. Set aside to allow the paint to dry.
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.
Paint the inside of the paper cup with Lamp Black acrylic craft paint. Basecoat the outside of the paper cup with Festive Green acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary,
Measure and cut a 5.5″ by 8.5″ rectangle from green cardstock. Fringe one of the long edges with scissors to resemble grass.
Wrap the green cardstock around the paper cup with the fringe edge along the top opening of the cup. To finish the Dollar Tree Groundhog Kids Craft, secure the cardstock around the cup with scotch tape.
Download the Groundhog Patterns HERE
Quick and Easy Groundhog Kids Craft
Create this adorable Dollar Store 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 National Geographic website.
More Groundhog Crafts and Printables
Using simple supplies from Dollar Tree, create this cute Craft Stick Groundhog Craft with the kiddos in just 30 minutes. 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.
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