Groundhog Day Paper Plate Craft
I love Groundhog’s Day!!! If you love crafts, it will be great to do some crafty things to celebrate the groundhog. Today, I would like to share a groundhog day paper plate craft
Before we do the craft, let’s check out some books related to the Groundhog.
Groundhog Day!Groundhog Gets a SayGroundhog’s Day OffSubstitute GroundhogWho Will See Their Shadows This Year?
Groundhog Day Paper Plate Craft
- 1 large white paper plate
- Glue Stick
- Brown paint
- Construction paper in brown, pink and white
- 2 large googly eyes
- 1 medium black pom pom
- 1 black pipe cleaner
1. Using the brown paint and a paintbrush, paint the large white paper plate the color brown. Set aside to dry.
2. From the brown construction paper: Cut 2 small circles (the size of a nickel) and 2 circles (the size of a quarter) for the ears. Cut out 2 paws that are 4 inches long by 3 inches wide and have 3 “toes” each.
3. From the pink construction paper, cut out 2 circles the size of a nickel. These will be the inner ears.
4. From the white construction paper cut out two teeth, the size of chicklets candies.
5. Cut the following size pieces from the black pipe cleaner: two (2″) inch pieces and two (1/2″) inch pieces.
1. Apply glue to the back of the two googly eyes and affix to the paper plate.
2. For the nose, generously apply glue to the back of the pom-pom and attach to the paper plate.
3. Apply glue to the back of the two nickel-size brown circles and place underneath the pom pom nose, side by side.
4. For the smile, apply glue to one of the 2 inch pipe cleaners. Affix one end of the pipe cleaner directly underneath the nose and then bend it towards the left like a backwards “L.” Apply glue to the other 2 inch pipe cleaner and place it directly underneath the nose and then bend it towards the right in a “L” shape. Apply glue to the smaller pipe cleaner pieces and attached at the end of each smile.
5. Apply glue to the back of both “teeth” and affix directly underneath the smile, about 1/4 of an inch apart from each other.
6. Apply glue to the back of both paws and attach, side by side, to the bottom of the plate.
7. Glue the 2 pink circles on top of the “ears.” Glue both ears onto the back of the paper plate, up towards the top. Hold in place for 10-15 seconds to help the glue adhere.
8. HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY!
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.
I really enjoy all views I have seen of your work, I pass it on to my Kindergarten classes. Teachers enjoy step by step very easy instructions that you send in.
Awesome! I am so glad you like it 🙂 Have fun making the groundhog!
Very nice and easy for k-kids.
Thanks for the idea and instructions
You are so welcome! Have fun!