It’s Groundhog Day – MAKE something!

It’s Groundhog Day – MAKE something!


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


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

Make some crepes


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


Learn some basic shadow puppets over at Instructables.


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

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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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