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jumping origami frog instructions
Jumping Origami Frog Instructions
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

These Jumping Origami Frog Instructions are easy to follow and you will have jumping frogs in no time.

Course: Kids Activity
Keyword: kids activity, origami
Servings: 1 frog
Ingredients
  • Origami Paper*
  • Cupcake Liners
Instructions
  1. Fold a piece of origami paper in half.
    pink origami paper folded in half
  2. Keeping the paper folded, pull the top right hand corner over to form a triangle on the top half of the paper. Crease.
    instructions for making origami jumping frogs
  3. Unfold it and repeat on each of the other corners.
    easy instructions for making origami jumping frogs
  4. Unfold your paper and you should have two ‘x’ shapes and a diamond in the center from your folds.
  5. This is the trickiest part! On the top half, pull inwards from your ‘x’ shape to form a triangle. Crease it into place. It should look like a little house.
  6. Repeat on the bottom. Your paper will be folded up nicely into a diamond.
  7. Starting from the top, fold the top left corner of the top triangle up. Crease.
  8. Repeat on the right side.
  9. Fold the top part of the left side of the piece you just folded upwards, back down. This is going to form the frog’s arms.
  10. Repeat on the other side.
    instructions for making origami jumping frogs
  11. Repeat steps 7-10 on the bottom half now.
    instructions for making origami jumping frogs
  12. You have just formed the frog’s arms and legs! You are almost done!
    steps for making origami jumping frogs
  13. Flip the paper over. Fold the bottom part of the diamond in between the two bottom legs upward. Crease.
    instructions for making origami jumping frogs
  14. Take the left side of the diamond and pull it towards the center to form a triangle. Crease.
    instructions for making origami jumping frogs
  15. Repeat on the right side. You should see your frog forming now!
    instructions for making origami jumping frogs
  16. Flip your frog over.
    instructions for making origami jumping frogs with pink paper
  17. Find the part of the frog that you folded upwards in step 13. You are going to fold the frog in half here. Be sure to crease well! This is where the ‘spring’ from his jump will come from.
    instructions for making origami jumping frogs
  18. Fold in half back downwards the part you just folded up. Your frog is done!
    instructions for making origami jumping frogs
  19. To make him jump, simply push down on his back legs and release! He will flip and jump!
    instructions for making origami jumping frogs
Recipe Notes

Game ideas:
Gather up cupcake liners and draw different numbers into them. Make your frogs jump and earn points if they land inside. See which frog will jump the furthest. See who can make their frog flip the most times.