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. This jumping ability makes this origami stand out, or should I say jump out?
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.
You’ll need square origami paper for this fold. Although, you can make do with something else. Have fun and enjoy learning the steps!
Create the base of the origami frog
Get a square piece of paper. Origami paper is best. Also, it is better to use a paper that has looks different on each side. That way it is easier to follow the instructions more clearly. Lay it flat in front of you.
Fold it in half vertically. Then unfold it so that there would be a nice crease mark at the middle.
The next step is to fold the left and right sides to the middle crease line made in step 1.
Fold the paper crosswise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.
Make a waterbomb base to form the head of the jumping frog
Make an X crease mark by diagonally folding the paper on the top part of the origami paper. Follow the dashed lines for guidance.
Horizontally fold along the dashed line, as shown above. The dashed line is located in the middle of the X-crease line. Crease the paper well and unfold.
Make a waterbomb base by folding along the crease marks. Follow the direction of the arrows to know the direction of the fold.
Keep bringing it forward until you form a triangle.
Squash the triangle to form the waterbomb base.
Create the limbs of the frog
Diagonally fold the paper along the dashed lines.
Fold the top layer of the triangle ONLY. This is what your paper should look like now.
Bring the right and left side to the middle of the origami frog.
Fold the bottom part of the paper upwards.
Then make the feet by folding the outer layer downwards.
Almost 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.
- Check out some of our other awesome origamis! Decorating the jumping frog after it has been folded is a good idea.
- Make sure to make straight folds, and apply enough pressure all the way when folding.
- Make sure to follow the steps closely. Focus but don't forget to have fun.