How to make an origami frog

Kids will love making their own origami jumping frogs – all you need is a piece of paper to try this easy craft activity with your little ones at home.

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

You will need

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


Step one

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

Step two

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

Step three

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

Step four

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

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

Step six

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.