Let's make a handprint groundhog craft with puffy paint snow! Perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners who are working on a Groundhog Day unit in the classroom.
See also: Peek-A-Boo Handprint Groundhog
Big Brother, 4 yrs old
How To Make A Handprint Groundhog Craft Tutorial
This was a fun mommy and me craft that my son and I created together at home. The puffy snow paint is easy to make, but cotton balls would be a great alternative if you'd rather not use paint.
- construction paper
- brown paint
- black marker
- white school glue
- shaving cream
- small cup
First, Big Brother painted his hand brown. I showed him with my hand how to press it down with the fingers in a closed position (touching each other) with the thumb in an open position (separate from the fingers).
Once it dries completely, I drew the outline of a groundhog as well as the facial features. Kids are welcome to do this part and even use a googly eye if you have any on hand.
Around the bottom of the groundhog, I drew an oval to resemble the hole he was peeking out from.
Make the puffy snow paint by mixing equal parts of shaving cream and white school glue in a small cup. Big Brother loved painting snow around the hole with the homemade puffy paint. When dry, it makes a fun texture that's slightly raised on the paper, creating a 3D look.
You may also enjoy this easy paper plate groundhog face we made along with our handprint groundhog craft.
*This post was originally published on 2/2/2012 and updated on 1/14/19