How to Fold an Origami Jumping Frog

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How to Fold an Origami Jumping Frog

Introduction:

The origami frog is a cute papercraft that is easy to make. Also known as the traditional jumping frog origami, the paper frog can jump like an actual frog when you press its back.  A great activity for kids and beginners, this origami does not have any complicated folds. Just follow the instructions below so that you can have your own jumping frog origami.

Difficulty Level: Easy

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 01

To make this origami frog, get a square piece of origami paper. It is better to use a paper that has color on one side. That way it is easier to follow the instructions more clearly. Face the colored side down and then fold the paper lengthwise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 02

The next step is to fold the left and right sides to the middle crease line made in step 1.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 03

Fold the paper crosswise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 04

Make an X crease mark by diagonally folding the paper on the  top part of the origami paper. Follow the dashed lines for guidance.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 05

The X crease marks should look like this. Fold the paper upwards along the center of the X crease marks. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 06

Make a waterbomb base by folding along the crease marks. Follow the direction of the arrows to know the direction of the fold.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 07

Squash the triangle to form the waterbomb base.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 08Your origami paper frog should now look like this. Diagonally fold the paper along the dashed lines. Fold the top layer of the triangle ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 09

Bring the right and left side to the middle crease of the origami frog.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 010

Fold the paper upwards along the dashed line as shown.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 011+Follow the dashed line and fold the paper upwards.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 012

Make the feet by folding the outer layer downwards along the dashed line.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 013Almost done. Turn the paper figure to the other side.

Your origami frog is done! Press the back side of the figure  to make it leap.

Try making this version of an origami frog!

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