How to Make a Rocking Groundhog for Groundhog’s Day

Groundhog’s Day is coming up on February 2nd.   According to folklore if the Groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog’s Day then winter will continue for another 6 weeks.  If he doesn’t see his shadow then winter will be ending soon.    So, in honor of Groundhog’s Day I’m going to show you how to make a Rocking Groundhog.  Rock the Groundhog craft back and forth and see if he sees his shadow.  It will be a lot of fun.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make a Rocking Groundhog for Groundhog's Day



 

Materials Needed

Printer and Paper

Scissors

Paper Fastener or Staples

 

Click on Image Below to make Template Bigger and to Print off.  You can choose to print off a colored template or the black & white version.

Colored Template



Colored Template



 

Black & White Template



Black & White Template



 

Step 1



Print out Template.



Print out Template.


Step 2



Cut out the parts on the template.



Cut out the parts on the template.

 

Step 3



Cut out circle.



Cut out circle.

 

Step 4



Cut slit out of circle.



If you bend it (without making a crease) like this… you can cut the slit out easily.

 

Step 5



fold on both dotted lines



After slit is cut… fold on both dotted lines.

 

Step 6



Cut out support strip.



Cut out support strip.

 

Step 7



Fold on dashed line and then place inside the circle shape.



Fold on dashed line and then place inside the circle shape.

 

Step 8



Keep support in place with brass fasteners or a staple.



Keep support in place with brass fasteners or a staple.

 

Step 9



Push tab of groundhog into half circle rocker.



Push tab of groundhog into half circle rocker.



Rock it back and forth



Rock it back and forth.  Watch shadow move… We see it, but the groundhog doesn’t see it yet.

And there you have it…. you just finished making a rocking groundhog for Groundhog’s Day.  Isn’t he cute?  Rock him back and forth and see if he sees his shadow.

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