How to make an origami frog

Do you want to learn how to make an origami frog? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This blog will teach you everything you need to know in order to make your very own origami frog. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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Introduction

Origami is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper. Origami folders often use the Japanese word “ori” to refer to folding, and “oriage” to refer to origami paper. The international origami community has adopted some of these Japanese terms.

The goal of origami is usually to create a finished model using geometric folds and crease patterns. Sometimes marks are made on the paper to guide the folds, but these marks are not considered part of the finished model and are usually hidden within layers of the model or cut away.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 sheet of square paper
  • scissors
  • ruler or a straight edge

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Start with a square sheet of paper, preferably origami paper. If you use a sheet of printer paper, you will need to fold it in half and then in half again to create a square.
  2. Fold the paper in half diagonally to create a triangle, then unfold.
  3. Fold the top corner down to the bottom corner, then unfold.
  4. Repeat step 3 on the other side to create a second triangle.
  5. Now fold each triangle in half so that the pointy corners meet in the middle, and unfold.
  6. Next, fold up the bottom corner of each triangle so that the point meets the top corner of the triangle, as shown. Unfold.
  7. Flip the paper over and repeat steps 2-6 on this side as well. When you’re finished, you should have 8 triangles total (4 on each side).

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the perfect origami frog:

Use a square sheet of paper. This will make it easier to fold the frog correctly.

Fold the paper in half twice, so that you have a smaller square. Then, cut off one of the corners so that you have a triangle shape.

Fold the triangle in half, and then fold it in half again. This will create the frog’s head.

Next, take the two bottom corners of the triangle and fold them in so that they meet in the middle. This will create the frog’s body.

Finally, take the two top corners of the triangle and fold them down so that they meet in the middle. This will create the frog’s legs.

Variations

There are many ways to make an origami frog. Some are simple, and some are more complicated. This guide will show you two different ways to make an origami frog.

One way to make an origami frog is to use a sheet of paper that is already square. If you don’t have a square sheet of paper, you can fold a rectangular sheet of paper in half to make a square.

  1. Fold your paper in half vertically and crease well. Unfold the paper and then fold it in half horizontally and crease well.
  2. Fold the top left corner down to the bottom right corner and crease well. Unfold the paper.
  3. Fold the top right corner down to the bottom left corner and crease well. Unfold the paper.
  4. Now you should have a cross shape folding on your paper with all four corners folded inward to the center of the cross 5. Take the top layer of both sides of the top flap and fold them inward so that they meet in the middle and crease 6. Turn your paper over
  5. Take both sides of the bottom flap and fold them inward so that they meet in the middle and crease
  6. You now have an Origami Frog Base!

Advanced Techniques

There are many different techniques that can be used to create an origami frog, but the most basic is to start with a square piece of paper and fold it in half. Once you have your paper folded in half, you will need to make two small cuts along the fold line. These cuts will be used to help create the legs of your frog.

Once you have made your cuts, you will need to open up your paper and begin folding it into a triangle shape. When you reach the point where your cuts are, you will need to make a small fold in order to create the legs of your frog. Once you have created the legs, you can continue folding your paper until it is in the shape of a triangle.

Once your paper is in the shape of a triangle, you will need to make two more cuts along the fold line. These cuts will be used to help create the arms of your frog. After you have made your cuts, you will need to open up your paper and begin folding it into a square shape. When you reach the point where your cuts are, you will need to make a small fold in order to create the arms of your frog. Once you have created the arms, you can continue folding your paper until it is in the shape of a square.

Now that your paper is in the shape of a square, you will need to make another cut along the fold line. This cut will be used to help create the head of your frog. After you have made your cut, you will need to open up your paper and begin folding it into a triangle shape. When you reach the point where your cut is, you will need to make a small fold in order to create the head of your frog. Once you have created the head, you can continue folding your paper until it is in the shape of a triangle.

The last step is to glue or tape all of the parts of your origami frog together. You can use whatever type of glue or tape that you like, but we recommend using something that is not too sticky so that it does not damage your origami project.

Resources

There are many resources available for learning how to make origami frogs. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • The British Origami Society has an excellent tutorial on how to make an origami frog, complete with step-by-step diagrams.
  • If you prefer video instructions, Youtube user nathanC10 has a helpful video showing how to make an origami frog.
  • For a more challenging project, try this tutorial from OrigamiUSA.org on how to make a jumping origami frog.

Conclusion

You have now learned how to make an origami frog. We hope you enjoyed learning this origami model. Remember to practice so that you can master the folds and make perfect frogs every time!

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