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How to Make an Origami Frog in 17 Easy Steps

Frogs are cute creatures hopping here and there, in varied shapes, features or colors, playing in the wild, or by the roadside, or jumping in your garden or garage. If you can’t get one of these, or are skeptical in handling one, you can well try making one for yourself for fun by easy and simple origami craft. Just follow these simple instructions to make an easy frog.

Step by Step Instructions to Make a Paper Frog

Step 1

Take a square-shaped paper.

Origami Paper Frog 1

Origami Paper Frog 1

Step 2

Now, give a first fold, diagonally to form a triangle.

Origami Paper Frog 2

Origami Paper Frog 2

Step 3

Fold the paper again by the opposite diagonals to form yet a smaller triangle.

Origami Paper Frog 3

Origami Paper Frog 3

Step 4

Open the second fold. This leaves an impression of two triangles in a bigger triangle, marking the ‘altitude’ from the vertex to the base. Fold one smaller triangle, so that an impression of one more altitude is created.

Origami Paper Frog 4

Origami Paper Frog 4

Step 5

Follow the above step and do the same with the other smaller triangle. This gives you a square.

Origami Paper Frog 5

Origami Paper Frog 5

Step 6

Mark the point where the diagonals of this smaller square intersect. Mark the point where the diagonals of this smaller square intersect. Draw 3 straight lines in the shape of a rhombus, without the base as shown in the above picture.

Origami Paper Frog 6

Origami Paper Frog 6

Step 7

Fold the paper by the top line.

Origami Paper Frog 7

Origami Paper Frog 7

Step 8

Fold the paper by the right line.

Origami Paper Frog 8

Origami Paper Frog 8

Step 9

Fold the paper by the left line.

Origami Paper Frog 9

Origami Paper Frog 9

Step 10

The last 3 steps give you 3 triangles with the vertices facing each other. Now, fold the top triangle inward by its downward-facing vertex. This gives an elongated rectangle.

Origami Paper Frog 10

Origami Paper Frog 10

Step 11

Fold the rectangle upward, by its half.

Origami Paper Frog 11

Origami Paper Frog 11

Step 12

Give a fold to one side of the two parts of the side, which was left unfolded while making the three triangles above, to the right and form another triangle.

Origami Paper Frog 12

Origami Paper Frog 12

Step 13

Do the same with the other side, forming another triangle.

Origami Paper Frog 13

Origami Paper Frog 13

Step 14

Fold the tip of the new right triangle formed.

Origami Paper Frog 14

Origami Paper Frog 14

Step 15

Fold the tip of the new left triangle formed.

Origami Paper Frog 15

Origami Paper Frog 15

Step 16

The frog gets its shape.

Origami Paper Frog 16

Origami Paper Frog 16

Step 17

Make a long tongue by a strip of paper and color it red/pink. Draw the eyes and nostrils and add skin-marks all over the body. The frog is READY!!!

Origami Frog

Origami Frog

Send in photos of your own origami frogs and we will feature them here.


Published by on August 28th 2014. Filed under Crafts

 

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