Today’s craft is JUMPING Origami Frog!! Yes! Like its name, it actually jumps!
This is going to be a fantastic activity for your little toddlers! They’ll likely be out of your way helping their froggy jump everywhere and you could catch up with other work.
Mind you, it also works wonders for a simple racing game with teens and adults!
This is one origami you should learn to make.
What you’ll need :
1) A piece of green coloured paper
2) Scissors (if your paper is rectangular)
3) Marker for eyes (optional)
4) Small red paper for tongue (optional)
Let’s get started!
Firstly, cut up your green paper into a square if it is not already a square. That’s where my diagonal line came from (you can ignore that line after).
The real start :
1) Fold your green paper in half horizontally.
2) Open it up again. A horizontal line should appear.
3) Fold the paper in half from right to left – vertically.
4) Fold the top of the paper down to meet the horizontal line.
5) Open it up
6) Fold one corner down in a triangle and open it up.
7) Repeat on the other end
You should get something like this :
8) Pinch the sides of the two triangles to fold it down.
9) Fold the bottom of the paper up to the base of the triangle
10) Fold both sides (including the first piece beneath the triangle) inwards.
11) Fold the bottom piece upwards again.
12) Fold both corners down and open it up again to show little triangles as shown in the photo above.
13) Fold the top triangle inwards on both sides like the above.
This will be the frog’s hands.
14) For the frog’s feed, pull out the inner corner to make a ‘boat-like’ shape.
15) Pull the ‘legs’ down so it appears like in the photo above.
16) Next, you’ll want to fold the 2 pieces outwards to give the frog nicer looking legs.
17) Fold the bottom half of the frog upwards
18) Holding it in position, fold half of the folded part down again.
You should get something like this from side view :
and your origami part is done!! No more folding! Your frog is ready to hop hop hop!
All you have to do is hold the top body of the frog, press it down, and release!
Don’t forget to give your frog some eyes and probably a cute little tongue!
You can add those wiggly craft eyes if you prefer! Kids love them!