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It’s Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil, everyone’s favorite weather-related groundhog, has seen his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. Here are some ideas for celebrating!

Embrace the cold

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Build a snow fort, or turn your back yard into an ice rink.

Make some crepes

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Photo is “Grand Marnier crêpe, flambé @ Crêpérie Des Artes, Paris” by Flickr user ilmungo.

February second is also Candlmas, a Christian holiday observed in many ways, one of which is making crepes. Delicious!

Shadow puppets

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Learn some basic shadow puppets over at Instructables.

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Put winter out of your mind by reading about traditional Indonesian Wayang Kulit, theater incorporating ornate leather shadow puppets.

Knit a Groundhog

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Anna at Mochimochi Land made this pattern for this tophat-wearing groundhog!

6 thoughts on “Groundhog Day is Today

  1. Hello, I just want to give a little correction: the leather shadow puppets are called ‘wayang kulit’ and not ‘wanag kulit’. I’m sure it’s just a typo :)

  2. It has to be mentioned, though, that the groundhog, General Beauregard Lee, didn’t see his shadow. Early spring for the south!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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