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. 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!

Step 1

Fold the Sides Towards the Middle

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 01

Get a square piece of paper. Origami paper is best. Also, it is better to use a paper that has color on one side. That way it is easier to follow the instructions more clearly. Lay it flat in front of you.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 02

Then fold it in half vertically. Then unfold it so that there would be a nice crease mark at the middle.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 03

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

Step 2

Make a Waterbomb Base at the Top

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 04

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

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 05

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 06

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 07

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 08

Squash the triangle to form the waterbomb base.

Step 3

Fold the Last Steps of the Jumping Frog

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 09

This is what your paper should look like now.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 010

Diagonally fold the paper along the dashed lines. Fold the top layer of the triangle ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 011

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

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 012

Fold the bottom part of the paper upwards.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Step 013

Then make the feet by folding the outer layer downwards.

How to fold an Origami Frog - Finish

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.

Extra Tips

  • Check out some of our other awesome origamis! And 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.
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5 COMMENTS

  1. wonderful!

  2. it actually jumps – i wil teach it to the kids at my sister’s home

  3. the jumping frog is awesome!!!

    • yeah, as a kid i remember the process as being to hard. now it seems like a no brainer

  4. Thankss for the no nonsense guide

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