Thursday, September 13, 2012

Origami Jumping Frog

Here's a fun one. A paper frog that actually jumps! :) 
To see instructions read more below.

1. Start with a perfect square of paper.

2. Fold it in half with the color on the outside.

3. Fold top corner over to left side and crease. 

4. Open and then fold top corner over to right side and crease.

5. Open and fold top down to base of creases and make a third crease.

6. Open and notice the horizontal crease. Punch this crease inward.

7. Continue to punch the horizontal crease inward to form a triangle shape.

8. Here is what your triangle shape should look like. 

9. Fold top layer of triangle up as pictured above. 

10. Now fold the rectangle part below up to the base of the triangle. 

11. Make two creases by folding the outside edges to meet at the middle.

12. Meeting in the middle.

13. Fold the bottom rectangle up to the base of the triangle as before. 

14. Start opening the rectangle up.

15. Start pushing it flat to form a boat shape.

16. Boat shape


17. Take the corners of the boat an fold them down. 

18. Now fold them outwards at an angle as pictured above. These will be the legs of the frog.

19. Now fold the frog in half where all the legs meet. 

20. Fold halfway back in a zigzag fold. Then flip the frog over.

21. To make him jump press on the zigzag fold. 


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  1. My boys will love making these! Thanks for writing such good instructions. I've pinned this on Pinterest (with a link to your blog, of course).

    1. Aw, thanks so much! Hope your boys enjoy the frogs! :)

  2. Ooo I like origami if it's not too hard. The frog does look a little hard, though. It's nice to look at. I'm co-host for Katherine's Party and visiting today. Best wishes, Linda And following...

  3. I remember making these with my boys a couple years ago but no longer had instructions. Yay! I do now! I hope you'll share this at Mar's Linky Party where I'm a co-host this week. It'll be a perfect fit for the kid-friendly posts:

  4. I can't wait to make these with our grandchildren. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop . BIG hugs!!!

  5. You know,as a teacher I HATE these things, but I'm secretly jealous and want to know how they are made. Thanks for sharing!

  6. So fun! My little guy loves frogs (well, all animals), so I'm sure he'd love this. Can't wait to make it for him! Thank for the great step by step instructions!