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Popsicle Stick Groundhog Craft [Free Template]

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Groundhog’s Day is a fun day to celebrate when you have kids! To help you do that, we’ve created this popsicle stick groundhog craft to go along with the special day.

It’s a simple craft that incorporates paint, cutting, and gluing and is great for creativity!

Make sure to watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made this cute little guy. And if you love these crafts, be sure to check out all of our popsicle stick crafts.

Groundhog’s Day Craft For Kids

popsicle stick groundhog craft image collage with the words popsicle stick groundhog in the middle

Supplies

Directions

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

hand holding popsicle stick groundhog craft template

Cut a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 4 popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out three glue dots to go onto the back of the cut up popsicle stick. Use this to secure the 4 popsicle sticks together.

hand gluing popsicle sticks together

Flip the popsicle sticks over and paint it in 1-2 thin coats of brown paint. Let dry completely before moving on.

hand painting popsicle sticks brown

Glue the groundhog eyes towards the top of the popsicle sticks.

hand gluing eyes to popsicle stick groundhog craft

Use the black marker to draw on the groundhog’s nose and mouth, then glue the teeth below the mouth line.

hand drawing nose onto popsicle stick groundhog craft
hand gluing teeth onto popsicle stick groundhog craft

Place the belly below the teeth and glue it in place. Take the arms and glue them on the outside of the popsicle sticks, at the belly line.

hand gluing belly onto popsicle stick groundhog craft
hand gluing arms onto popsicle stick groundhog craft

Take the brown marker and draw on the inner ears on both of the outer ears.

hands drawing inner ears onto outer ears

Glue the ears on the outside and top of the groundhog popsicle stick base.

That’s all there is to it to make this little groundhog!

Template Notes

We have included a free template for you to easily recreate this craft with your kids. Inside the template, we have given you a shape for the inner ears and the nose but we found it easier to use a marker to create them.

Just choose whichever way is easiest for your child!

hand holding popsicle stick groundhog craft

More Groundhog’s Day Activities

If you’re really into Groundhog’s Day, we’re sharing some more fun ideas to keep the kids having fun and learning!

two popsicle stick groundhog crafts

First up is this groundhog headband craft. It’s simple and is perfect for young children because there’s a black and white version that kids can color in instead of gluing together.

Reading books to the kids is another fabulous way to celebrate Groundhog’s Day! Reserve these from your local library or buy them on Amazon to add to your collection.

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!

popsicle stick 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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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Popsicle Stick Groundhog Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This popsicle stick groundhog is a fun craft for kids to make for Groundhog's Day. Download the printable template and make it at home or at school.

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue dots (permanent) or hot glue
  • Cardstock
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Groundhog template

Instructions

  1. Download the groundhog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Cut a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 4 popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out three glue dots to go onto the back of the cut up popsicle stick. Use this to secure the 4 popsicle sticks together.
  3. Flip the popsicle sticks over and paint it in 1-2 thin coats of brown paint. Let dry completely before moving on.
  4. Glue the groundhog eyes towards the top of the popsicle sticks.
  5. Use the black marker to draw on the groundhog's nose and mouth, then glue the teeth below the mouth line.
  6. Place the belly below the teeth and glue it in place. Take the arms and glue them on the outside of the popsicle sticks, at the belly line.
  7. Take the brown marker and draw on the inner ears on both of the outer ears.
  8. Glue the ears on the outside and top of the groundhog popsicle stick base.

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