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.



13 comments:

  1. Adorable! I think this is a must do for next year. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. They are so cute!

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  3. Hee! Those are too cute! I love that one boring sock made the whole project.

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  4. Adorable girl, cute idea!!! I know a little one who would have loads of fun with that!

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  5. That is just too cute...and so is the puppeteer!

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  6. I nearly fainted from how cool this is!

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  7. So cute! What a brilliant idea.

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  8. Way clever! I wish I would have thought of this stuff when my daughter was little. She would have loved making these! :)

    ~Liz

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  9. Your girl is a beauty queen. I love the cute little friend she's holding!
    Have a happy day, Melissa xxxx

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  10. Those are darling! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  11. I'm really going to have to research this Groundhog Day. I have had it explained in part, but I'm still rather in the dark about it.

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  12. that is such a cute idea. My son was asking me the other day what it was, I guess he must have heard something about it at school.

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