Jumping Frogs

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Jumping Frogs

Time:15 min Difficulty:Hard  

Boing! Boing! Boing! Frogs are famous for their giant jumps and huge hops! Are you ready to leap along with some paper frogs that actually jump? Grab your paper and start folding!

Here’s what you need:

  • A square piece of paper 
    • Tip: Upcycle an old piece of paper or newspaper instead of using something new
  • A marker to make the eyes
  • A flat surface
  • An adult to help

Here’s how you make it:

Step 1: Fold your paper in half to create a rectangle.

Step 2: One at a time, fold the top corners of your rectangle down and unfold them.

Step 3: Turn the paper over. Squeeze the sides of the paper together, so your corner folds meet in the middle, and press down. Your paper will now have a triangular top.

Step 4: Fold the square’s bottom edge of the paper up to meet the base of the triangle. This will give you a rectangle on the bottom half.

Step 5: Fold the edges of the square and the bottom layer of the triangle inwards so they meet in the centre. This will give you a smaller square and a triangle, creating a house shape. Leave the triangle on top as is.

Step 6: Fold the square’s bottom edge of the paper up to meet the base of the triangle. Fold the top outside corners down to the centre, then unfold until it looks like Step 5. Pull the two corners in the middle at the base outwards so that they are in line with the base of the triangle, creating a boat-shaped flap.

Step 7: Fold down the corners of the boat-shaped flap so they meet in the middle.

Step 8: To make the frog legs, fold all four flaps outwards.

Step 9: Fold the frog in half so that the bottom legs touch the top legs. Then fold the top piece in half.

Step 10: Flip your frog over! Use a marker to draw on its eyes!

Your frog is done! Keep making as many as you want. We made a frog family!

How to make it jump: Push down on the back end of your frog and let your finger slide off to watch your frog leap! It might take some practice so keep trying if it doesn’t work right away.

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