Make Your Own Origami Frog

Have you heard of origami before? Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper to make shapes and figures. It can be really intricate, and it is super cool.

Today Camp Quality Puppet Kylie is going to show you how to make an origami frog. It might be a little bit tricky, so you might want to ask an older sibling, a parent or caregiver for help. It takes a few steps to create your own origami frog, but it is totally worth it! Just follow the instructions outlined below, as well as shown in the video, and you will have your origami frog in no time. Feel free to stop the video as many times as you need to.

What you'll need:

The only thing you need to make an Origami frog is a sheet of paper. Kylie picked white paper, but you can choose any colour you like.

Here's how:

  1. Make a rectangle by folding the paper in half sideways.

  2. Now flip the paper over.

  3. Fold the paper's top down to the spot where the diagonal creases meet, and unfold again.

  4. Flip the paper over again.

  5. Now we want to form a triangle from our rectangle. To do that, fold the two edges toward you so they meet each other, and the top of your rectangle creates a triangle.

  6. To create the frog’s front legs, fold the two corners of the triangle up. Fold the paper's bottom up, so that its edge meets the base of your triangle.

  7. Fold the sides of the paper inward, so they meet at the centre.

  8. Fold the bottom of the paper upward. The paper’s edge should touch the bottom of the frog’s legs. Unfold right away.

  9. Pull the bottom corners outward to the sides by inserting your fingers into the inside of the flaps. We want the bottom edge to come up to touch the frog’s legs.

  10. Fold the created corners down.

  11. To form the frog’s back legs, fold the tip of the corners outward.

  12. To allow the frog to jump, fold the bottom half up, and then again a quarter back down.

  13. Draw eyes on your frog.

When done, your frog is ready to jump - just push its bottom down!