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Groundhog Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

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It’s nearly February and Groundhog’s Day is almost here! That’s why we’re sharing this cute and easy Groundhog paper bag puppet craft for kids.

This craft is a fun way to celebrate with the kids. You can teach them about why Groundhog’s Day is celebrated and what it means if the groundhog sees his shadow or not!

And, if you’re looking for even more craft ideas, browse through all of our animal crafts for kids.

Be sure to download our free printable template to easily make this project with your kids or students.

Groundhog’s Day Craft For Kids

paper bag groundhog craft image collage with the words paper bag groundhog in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the groundhog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding paper bag groundhog craft template

Glue the head to the flap portion of the paper bag, then glue the eyes just above the nose.

hands gluing head to paper bag groundhog craft
hands gluing eyes to paper bag groundhog craft

Place the inner ears in the middle of the outers ears and glue in place.

hands gluing inner ears to paper bag groundhog craft

Take the teeth and glue them down just below the mouth line.

hands gluing teeth to paper bag groundhog craft

Glue the groundhog body onto the remaining portion of the brown paper bag.

hands gluing body to paper bag groundhog craft

Position the belly in the middle of the body and glue it in place, then glue the arms at the top of the body.

hands gluing belly to paper bag groundhog craft
hands gluing arms to paper bag groundhog craft

Now your child has a fun groundhog puppet they can play with and enjoy!

hand holding paper bag groundhog craft

More Groundhog’s Day Ideas

If you want even more activities and ideas to do with the kids this Groundhog’s Day, keep reading for some of our favorite ideas.

Crafty kids will love creating more groundhog crafts like this groundhog headband craft or this popsicle stick groundhog craft.

two paper bag groundhog crafts

Learn more about groundhogs and the story of Groundhog’s Day with these groundhog books for kids. Get them from Amazon or reserve them from the local library!

The Night Before Groundhog Day – Help kids understand what Groundhog’s Day is all about with this fun, rhyming book!

Grumpy Groundhog – This is a humorous book about a groundhog who just doesn’t want to wake up for everyone to see on Groundhog’s Day. What will happen? Will he make it to the surface for everyone to see???

Groundhog Gets A Say – This funny book looks at all the other things groundhogs can do outside of Groundhog’s Day!

paper bag groundhog craft

This groundhog hand puppet is a fun way to tell stories to kids or just to use for pretend play.

Want to make Groundhog’s Day sweeter? We’re seriously considering these adorable groundhog cookies to celebrate! 

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Groundhog Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • Paper Bags
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Groundhog template

Instructions

  1. Download the groundhog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Glue the head to the flap portion of the paper bag, then glue the eyes just above the nose.
  3. Place the inner ears in the middle of the outers ears and glue in place.
  4. Take the teeth and glue them down just below the mouth line.
  5. Glue the groundhog body onto the remaining portion of the brown paper bag.
  6. Position the belly in the middle of the body and glue it in place, then glue the arms at the top of the body.

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Rocío

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Hermosas cosas para trabajar con los niños en casa durante el aislamiento y puedan así divertirse.

Sam T

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Thanks! Hope it keeps them busy!

jenna

Tuesday 26th of January 2021

these are great for my day program for adults with disabilities

Sam T

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

So glad to hear that!

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