Are you looking for an easy craft to add to your groundhog unit or just a fun activity to do on Groundhog’s Day? This Paper Plate Groundhog Craft is a simple and creative project that your students are sure to love. It is also an adorable decoration hung in the hallway or in your classroom during those winter months.
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Materials Needed For The Paper Plate Groundhog Craft:
- Paper Plate
- Brown Paint
- Paint Brush
- Brown Construction Paper
- Googly Eyes
- Black Pom Pom
- Black Marker
- White Construction Paper
This easy-to-make reindeer craft requires no preparation and all of the materials can be found in most early childhood classrooms. If you don’t have some of the supplies, you can find them at most dollar stores too.
Doing The Paper Plate Groundhog Craft:
To begin making this craft, your students will paint a paper plate with brown paint.
While the paint dries, they will draw and cut two small circles out of the brown construction paper. To help your students create the correct size circles, you can make circle templates out of card stock or cardboard that they can use to trace on their paper.
After the paint dries, your students can glue the two brown circles on the top of the paper plate for the groundhog’s ears.
Next, your students will glue a black pom-pom in the center of the paper plate for the groundhog’s nose. If you don’t have pom-poms, you can use black construction paper, craft foam, or buttons.
To create the mouth, they will use a black marker to draw a line straight down from the nose and then draw two lines that curve at the bottom of the paper plate. I always tell my students it’s like drawing a “w” with a very long point in the middle. Your students will then cut two small rectangles out of the white construction paper and glue them to the bottom of the mouth for the groundhog’s teeth.
Finally, your students will glue two googly eyes above the nose.
This Paper Plate Groundhog Craft is not only easy for young children to make but is also a fun way to celebrate Groundhog’s Day.
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