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

What You’ll Need:

  • Chocolate Pudding Cups
  • Milano Cookies
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Melted Chocolate or Chocolate Frosting
  • Peanut Butter or Butterscotch Chips
  • Oreos
  • Ziploc or Candy Piping Bags


  1. Halve a sliced almond.
  2. Cut the points off of two peanut butter/butterscotch chips.
  3. Melt chocolate and place it in a Ziploc or candy-piping bag. Melted chocolate can be substituted with chocolate frosting.
  4. Use the chocolate as glue to stick the chips onto the cookie as the groundhog’s cheeks.
  5. Pipe eyes and a nose with the chocolate.
  6. Pipe more chocolate on the end of the Milano and stick the halved sliced almonds on top as ears.
  7. Place Milano cookie upright in pudding cup.
  8. 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
  • Scissors
  • Glue


To Make the Face—

  1. 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).
  2. Flip both hearts upside down and glue the white paper under the brown. Then, glue the ears and eyes on.
  3. Draw a right-side-up heart in Sharpie for the nose, pupils for the eyes and six whiskers.
  4. Tape the groundhog face to the end of the popsicle stick.

To Make the Ground—

  1. Cut the green piece of paper into a rectangle.
  2. Glue the strip of paper around the top of the empty toilet paper roll, about an inch down.
  3. 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


Categories: Winter Fun