Do you want to learn how to make a paper frog? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This tutorial will show you everything you need to know to make your own paper frog. You’ll be a pro in no time!
A paper frog is a fun and easy origami project that even young children can enjoy. Best of all, you only need a single sheet of paper to make one. You can use any type of paper you like, but printer paper or construction paper works best.
What You’ll Need
- 2 pieces of green construction paper
- markers or crayons (optional)
Fold one piece of green construction paper in half lengthwise. Cut along the fold to make two long strips.
- Cut each strip into five equal pieces. You should have 10 pieces of paper in total.
- Take two pieces of paper and tape them together at the short ends to make a loop. Repeat with the remaining pieces of paper until you have five loops.
- Tape the loops together at the top to form the frog’s head and body. tape the last two loops together at the bottom to form the frog’s legs.
- Use markers or crayons to add details like eyes, a mouth, and spots (optional).
Step One: Cut Out Your Frog Shape
Start by cutting out a large oval shape from your green construction paper. This will be the body of your frog. Then, cut out two smaller circles for the frog’s eyes. You can also add some small triangles for the frogs’ eyebrows if you like.
Next, cut out two smaller ovals for the frogs’ legs. Make sure to leave a small space at the top of each oval so that you can attach them to the body later. Finally, cut out a long, thin rectangle for the frog’s tongue.
Your cut-out pieces should look something like this:
Step Two: Fold the Frog in Half
Now it’s time to give your frog some shape. To do this, we’re going to fold it in half.
Place your frog paper on a flat surface. Take the top half of the paper and fold it down to the bottom half. Crease well and unfold.
Fold each side of the top half towards the center crease. These will be the frogs’ arms.
Fold the paper in half again along the original crease. Now your frog should be starting to take shape!
Step Three: Unfold the Frog and Fold the Sides In
Unfold the frog so that the crease you made in step one is facing up. Take the two long sides of the paper and fold them in to meet in the middle. Crease well and unfold. You will now have a fold down the center of your paper with two “wings” on either side.
Step Four: Fold the Frog in Half Again
This time, fold the paper in half again so that the two tabs are on top of each other. Again, make sure you crease the fold well.
Step Five: Cut Out the Legs
Using scissors, cut out four legs from the green paper. Make sure that the legs are equal in length.
Step Six: Attach the Legs and Your Frog Is Complete!
Now that the body and head are complete, it’s time to give your frog some legs. Fold two strips of paper in half lengthwise and staple or glue them to the underside of the body as shown.
Your frog is now complete! You can make a whole family of frogs in different colors and patterns. Be creative and have fun!