Winter Fun: Day 1
Tomorrow, Punxsutawney Phil will wake up and predict whether we’re in store for six more weeks of winter or an early spring. Celebrate the weather-forecasting critter this Groundhog Day with this easy recipe and craft.
Groundhog Pudding Cups Recipe
- Chocolate Pudding Cups
- Milano Cookies
- Sliced Almonds
- Melted Chocolate or Chocolate Frosting
- Peanut Butter or Butterscotch Chips
- Ziploc or Candy Piping Bags
- Halve a sliced almond.
- Cut the points off of two peanut butter/butterscotch chips.
- Melt chocolate and place it in a Ziploc or candy-piping bag. Melted chocolate can be substituted with chocolate frosting.
- Use the chocolate as glue to stick the chips onto the cookie as the groundhog’s cheeks.
- Pipe eyes and a nose with the chocolate.
- Pipe more chocolate on the end of the Milano and stick the halved sliced almonds on top as ears.
- Place Milano cookie upright in pudding cup.
- Crush Oreos and place them on top of the pudding.
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Pop-Up Groundhog Toilet Paper Roll Craft
What You’ll Need:
- Empty Toilet Paper Roll
- White, Brown and Green Construction Paper
- Popsicle Stick
- Black Sharpie/Marker
To Make the Face—
- On brown paper, cut out a heart (for the face) and two ears. On white paper, cute out a smaller heart (for the teeth) and two ovals (for the eyes).
- Flip both hearts upside down and glue the white paper under the brown. Then, glue the ears and eyes on.
- Draw a right-side-up heart in Sharpie for the nose, pupils for the eyes and six whiskers.
- Tape the groundhog face to the end of the popsicle stick.
To Make the Ground—
- Cut the green piece of paper into a rectangle.
- Glue the strip of paper around the top of the empty toilet paper roll, about an inch down.
- Cut slits around the paper to make it look like grass.
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Coming this week…
– Giveaways to an international performance,
local museum and Circus XTREME
– Ice crafts, marshmallow recipes and DIY fun