These happy origami frogs are a joy to make and really fun to play with. Kids can press on the back end and watch their frog leap into the air! Why not create several and race them with your family? You only need a piece of paper to get started – follow our step-by-step instructions below to make your own frog.


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Top tip – be sure to press firmly on each crease when you make the folds. If you’re using paper with only one coloured side, start with the white side facing up.

How to make an origami frog

Makes 1 origami frog
Prep 15 mins

You will need

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  • Coloured paper measuring 15x9cm
  • Googly eyes (optional)


Step one

Step one folding origami frog

Fold the rectangle in half vertically and then unfold. Bring the top right corner down to the left diagonally and unfold.

Step two

Step two folding origami frog

Bring the top left corner down to the right diagonally and unfold. Then turn the paper over.

Step three

Step three folding origami frog

Fold the top of the rectangle down where the diagonal folds meet, unfold, and turn the paper over again.

Step four

Step four folding origami frog

Bring the sides to the centre, so they meet each other (this is called a squash fold). Then flatten the top of your rectangle to make a triangle.

Step five

Step five folding origami frog

Fold the two corners of the triangle up to the top point of triangle. Fold the left side of the paper towards the centre and repeat with the right side.

Step six

Step six folding origami frog

Fold the two flaps at the top of the triangle in half so they point out (as shown in picture). Fold the bottom of the paper up to the top corner of the triangle, then fold the paper down to the bottom edge. Turn the whole thing over to reveal your jumping frog and finish by sticking on some googly eyes or drawing your own with felt tip pen.

Have you tried origami with your children? We’d love to hear in the comments below!


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