Monday, February 07, 2011
A Belated Groundhog's Day
For Groundhog's Day, the Arts and Crafts Class made these sock-puppet groundhogs who can peek in and out of their personal holes. The kid's loved them.
They are pretty simple. You need a canister, a Styrofoam ball that will fit into the canister, a brown sock, and a 12"-18" length of dowel.
The canister needs to be open at both ends or have a hole drilled into the bottom of the closed end. The dowel will run up and down through the hole.
Shove the dowel into the Styrofoam ball, gluing it if necessary. Put the ball into the canister with the dowel poking out of the bottom. Cover the entire thing with a sock. Decorate the sock with black pom-poms, buttons, and google eyes. Glue some wooly fleece, batting or something else white and fluffy around the opening to symbolize snow and you are done.