After surviving this polar vortex, I’m convinced all us midwesterners are praying that Punxsutawaney Phil doesn’t see his shadow tomorrow so we can have only four more weeks of winter.
The boys and I made some groundhog masks today to get in the spirit! PHIL! PHIL! PHIL! PHIL! PHIL!
I found the inspiration in a post on Pinterest from the blog pinningwithpurpose.blogspot.com. There wasn’t a free printable, so I just freehanded it! She used foam for hers, but we only had construction paper so that’s what we used!
I freehanded the mask, taking up most of the piece of construction paper. Once I cut it out, I set it up against Ryne’s face and drew circles where his eyes lined up. Then, I cut the circles out!
Since I had to make three masks, I took the blue mask and traced it onto a green piece of paper and a yellow piece of paper. Our second dilemma was we didn’t have brown construction paper. This is what happens when you whip a project together! I let the boys pick out what color they wanted their groundhog mask to be. Ryne chose blue, Reed chose green and they chose yellow for Rhett!
I set the mask on a white sheet of paper and traced the eyes I had cut out. I then drew a bigger circle around the traced eyes and cut them out.
I glued the larger cut out white circles on the front of the groundhog mask. I glued it so it was evenly set over each eye that I had cut out.
I flipped the mask over so that I could see where I had cut the eye holes out. I then cut the white part out so that you could see through it again!
I then flipped the mask back over! He looked so cute! The white just adds some emphasis to his eyes. I freehanded a nose for him and glued it so it was halfway on the mask.
Next, I cut out a couple long teeth to glue on to him! I then flipped him back over (I know, so much flipping!) and glued them on the back so that you couldn’t see where they started. It gives it the appearance that they’re actually coming out of his mouth!
While he was still flipped over, I grabbed a popsicle stick and glued it to the side of his face.
Here we go, flipping again..but this one is exciting!
A cute, whimsical, blue groundhog! He doesn’t look happy or sad. He looks determined. Determined for spring to be here in 4 weeks.
These actually didn’t take very long once I had the original groundhog’s pieces all cut out!
Move over Phil, I found three cute, little groundhogs! I was so proud of this picture because they were all looking at me. It shows their personalities so well too. Check out Reed, with his mask backwards!
Ope! Here I am rocking the groundhog mask!
..and with a little babe at my feet!
We’re praying for an early spring after enduring this record-breaking cold weather! I hope everyone enjoys the warmer weather this weekend. I think it’s God’s way of reminding us to keep our hope alive. We all know spring will come, it’s just being patient for it. It’s nice to have the surprise warm days to remember the promise God gives us of spring and new life. I pray for us all to continue to be patient and then rejoice when the blossoms arrive!
Happy Groundhog Day Eve! I hope everyone can celebrate!
P.S. I jokingly told the boys we would have groundhog stew if he saw his shadow..you can imagine the looks of devastation on their faces! So there will be no talk of groundhog stew if he does, in-fact, see his shadow!