Easy Jumping Frog Origami: Step by Step Instruction



Origami, the art of paper folding, has captivated hearts and minds for generations with its simplicity and elegance. Today, we embark on a creative journey into the world of origami, focusing on a beloved classic: the jumping frog. Whether you’re a seasoned origami enthusiast or a complete beginner, this step-by-step guide will walk you through the process, ensuring that you can craft your very own animated paper amphibian.

With just a few sheets of paper and a dash of patience, you’ll soon be folding, leaping, and delighting in the charm of your very own origami frog. So, grab your favorite origami paper or any square piece of paper you have at hand, and let’s jump into the wonderful world of easy jumping frog origami.


Materials You’ll Need

Before we dive into the folding process, let’s gather our materials:

Square origami paper or any square piece of paper (You can even cut a standard sheet of paper into a square if needed).
A flat, clean surface to work on.

You can buy origami paper inexpensively on Amazon.

Origami Paper | 350 Origami Paper Kit | Set Includes – 300 Sheets 20 Colors 6×6

Jumping Frog Step by Step Instruction

I have created a video tutorial on how to fold a Jumping Frog. Below are the instructions featured in the video.

  • Fold in half horizontally.
  • Fold the corner down.
  • Crease this fold well and then unfold it.
  • Fold the other corner down.
  • Crease this fold well and then unfold it.
  • Turn the paper back.
  • Fold the top down at the spot where the diagonal creases meet.
  • Unfold it.
  • Flip over.
  • Fold along the creases to form a triangle.
  • Fold the two corners up.
  • Fold the bottom up.
  • Fold to the center.
  • Fold the bottom up again.
  • Pull out the corners.
  • Fold the corners down.
  • Fold up.
  • Fold the top part down.
  • Turn the whole model over.
  • Push down on the back and the frog will jump.
  • How did you do?

Congratulations! You’ve successfully crafted your own jumping origami frog. Feel free to experiment with different paper colors and sizes. Origami is not only a delightful art form but also a relaxing and rewarding activity. Enjoy your newfound skill and share the joy of your jumping frogs with friends and family!

Here are some recommended origami books.

Easy Origami (Kindle $2.56)

The Complete Book of Origami: Step-by-Step Instructions in Over 1000 Diagrams

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