Jumping Origami Frogs

  • Due No due date
  • Points _
  • Questions 4
  • Time Limit None


Using paper folding strategies, you can create an adorable frog that also jumps!

Your Instructor: Keira

Difficulty: Medium

Length of Activity: 10 Minutes 

Parental Warning: Possible scissor use


  • 1 piece of green paper (any paper is fine but be aware that thicker paper is harder to fold) 
  • Scissors (to cut paper to a square shape) 
  • Markers

Follow Along Below

Written Instructions (Printable PDF)

  1. Fold the top corners over the center of the paper and open the paper up.
  2. OPTIONAL STEP: Trim off the excess piece from the X you have made on your paper.
  3. Fold the paper in half horizontally.
  4. Pinch in the sides of the paper into a triangle.
  5. Fold one of the corners (be sure to only fold the top part of the corner, do not fold the entire corner) of the triangle up toward the top.
  6. Repeat step 5 with the opposite corner.
  7. Now that you have a diamond in the middle, fold the right corner inward.
  8. Repeat step 7 with the opposite corner.
  9. Open up your diamond slightly and fold so the corners are poking out.
  10. Flip your paper over.
  11. Fold both sides of the triangle inward so they meet in the middle as two straight lines. 1
  12. Fold those sides in half. 13.
  13. Position the frog so the back legs are facing you.
  14. Fold the frog in half with the back legs folding over the body.
  15. Fold the back legs back down toward the table.
  16. Press and release on the center folds to make your frog jump!