How to Make a Paper Jumping Frog

I have a super duper fun craft for you today.  I’m going to show you how to make a Paper Jumping Frog.  That’s right, a Jumping Frog simply made out of paper.  Folded just the right way this Paper Frog will actually jump… and jump well.  And, the cool part…. you only need paper for this craft.  No other materials needed.  So, grab a green piece of paper (or whatever color paper you would like) and let’s get this fun craft started.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you how to make this step-by-step.


Materials Needed

– green paper (can be white paper too, or any other color you want your frog to be)


Step 1

Bring one corner to the opposite side to form a triangle. Cut out the extra paper.

Unfold and you’ll have a square.



Step 2

Fold on the other diagonal…

… then unfold.


Step 3

Fold the paper in cross and unfold – we will need all those creases.


Step 4

Take the right edge…

… and bring it to the lower one. Press the new formed edge until you reach the center.

Do the same on the left side.

Then flatten the upper part…

… like this.


Step 5

Take the left corner…

… and bring it over the upper one.

Repeat with the right one. It will look like this.


Step 6

Fold the upper corners like in the picture.

Our paper will look like that.


Step 7

Turn the paper.

Bring the left side over the center crease.

Do the same with the right one.


Step 8

Now we will make the feet of the frog.  Fold the right triangle outward, taking care that the base is parallel with the body…

… like in the picture.

Do the same with the the left side.


Step 9

Fold the lower part of the frog over the upper part (almost in half).

Then fold it down again (in half)

Turn it over and the frog is ready.

To play with it simply press where it is shown in the picture and the frog will rise her head and jump.

Isn’t this Paper Jumping Frog a cutie patootie?  It is just simply cute.  It’s even cuter when it jumps.  How did your Paper Jumping Frog turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.

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