3 Strange But Fun Groundhog Day Craft Tutorials From YouTube

In the hustle and bustle of the new year, and the stress of Valentine’s Day, (…you have to write HOW MANY cards for your class?!) one holiday often gets forgotten in the shuffle – Groundhog Day. I actually enjoy Groundhog Day, as lame as that sounds. There is something about a million people glued to their TVs waiting for a little rodent to pop his head up that warms my cold, cold heart. Does Punxsutawney Phil really predict when spring is coming? No effing way Probably not. Is it still a cute holiday? You bet.

In the spirit of this oft-forgotten but still awesome holiday, I bring you three fun but obviously weird Groundhog Day crafts. Because, as much as I hate crafting, I think if any holiday deserves to be immortalized in hot glue and construction paper, it’s Groundhog Day.

3. A Groundhog Day…bookmark? 

While the video maker doesn’t actually call this craft a “bookmark” until more than halfway through, I figured out what it was pretty quickly. And who doesn’t need another bookmark? My only qualm with this craft is that it seems more Valentines-related than Groundhog-tastic. But who am I to argue with a crafty wench like Jessica here?

2. Groundhog hole

This one was so cute it was like a punch in the face. First of all, the mom’s name is Ginny, which is my baby sister’s name, so she scores points for that. Second, she refers to her daughter as “my assistant” the entire time. ADORBZ. The best part is that this craft is super easy. I mean, so easy even I wouldn’t mind doing it.

1. Groundhog Day mask

This is another eHow tutorial, this time from an illustrator named Gene who really likes to repeat himself, because THAT jokes hasn’t been made before. This is another really simple one, and I like that not only does he makes drawing a pretty damn good groundhog look easy, but he actually shows you how to do it in a way that even an elementary school kid could do.

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    • LadyClodia

      Growing up, and again now, I lived close-ish to Punxsutawney, and when I was little I used to dream about celebrating Groundhog Day there someday. Then when I got older I realized that it’s in the middle of winter in the middle of nowhere, and I became content to sit home and watch Groundhog Day all day long. I hate being cold, and I’m not particularly fond of crowds of people. I think my brother went one year, though. I try to do fun stuff for holidays, but neither of my boys really like doing crafts; the groundhog hole one is cute, though.

    • Kay_Sue

      Crap. Is it really that close to February?

      • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

        That’s what I was saying earlier! I can’t believe how fast January is going.

      • AP

        This is my first winter in California after living in the northeast my whole life. Its 65, sunny, and the flowers are blooming. It might as well be May for me. I’m so disoriented!

      • Kay_Sue

        It is going by entirely too fast already.

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      Is saying 5 (in the paragraphs, not the headline) and really giving 3 your new favorite weekend prank?……

      • Frances Locke

        Oops, fixed it! It’s a force of habit I think, because this was always supposed to be three. *Facepalm*

    • Pumplestilskin

      The principal of my kids’ school is from Punxsutawney. He brings chocolate covered raisins (groundhog poop) to all the classrooms. They have some sort of assembly and it always sounds like a fun day. I think it’s a way to break up the looong WNY winter and they love it.

      • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

        That is awesome!

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