Groundhog day is a great activity to explore shadows. And I love using cookie cutters to make great shapes with paint.
Which works perfectly for a groundhog shadow activity!
It is simple and easy to do and makes a great craft for kids to do!
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I love doing different crafts for the season. And it is a load of fun to do! This is an easy groundhog activity and super fun for kids to do. Plus fun fine motor work.
We read the book Groundhog Day!. It is a great book about groundhogs!
What you need for the Groundhog Shadow Painting
These are all the items that we used to make this painting activity.
How to make the Groundhog Shadow Painting
Since we are using watercolors for the background we painted the watercolor paper with water first. This allows the watercolors to spread easier.
Then we painted the ground. We use a mix of green and black to make it. The water on the paper helps the colors mix and is loads of fun to use.
You can do this complex and use two colors or make it simple and just use green for the ground.
Then we painted the sky. We were going for a fun sunrise time. We looked at sunrises to see the colors. So that the groundhog would see his shadow.
You could also make this simple and do a blue sky for younger kids.
Finally we added our groundhogs. We use a groundhog cookie cutter to add him to our paintings.
You hold the cookie cutter in space and paint it inside with a cotton swab or q-tip. You could also use a paintbrush.
If kids are too small to do this then trace the cookie cutter and cut it out. Then they can glue on the groundhog.
A final look at our Groudhog Shadow Painting
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