Introduction: Jumping Origami Frog
A fun, simple, origami project to do. If done correctly you can even make your frog jump like a real frog!
- Paper, preferably origami paper, however, any piece of paper will work just fine, I like to use sticky notes.
- Your hands
Step 1: Triangles
You first want to make sure the piece of paper that you are using is a perfect square.
After you are sure you have a square piece of paper; fold it diagonally so it makes a triangle, unfold it, then fold it into a triangle the opposite way and unfold it again.
You will know that you've done this step correctly when you see a 'X' on the paper as pictured
Step 2: The Hardest Step
This is the hardest step!
Hold the piece of paper in two hands so that you can see the 'X' on the paper.
You will see 4 triangles, push the triangles on the sides in towards each other
Keep pushing the sides in and guiding the paper until it makes a triangle
Step 3: The Arms
Now we will make the arms of the frog!
First hold the triangle so that the base is facing you.
Take one side of one of the corners of the triangle and fold it to the tip of the triangle
Now do the same for the other side
Step 4: The Arms (continued...)
Fold in the triangle tips so that they meet in the middle on both sides
Step 5: The Legs
Flip the piece of paper over to the other side that still looks like a triangle
Fold the sides of the frog in so they meet in the middle
Now fold the sides in half back out towards the outside
Step 6: The Legs (continued....)
Flip the frog back over so it is on it's back
Now fold the frog in half from the bottom up
Now fold the section you just folded in half back down
Step 7: Final Product
Now your frog is all done!!
To see if you can get the frog to jump press down on the back of the frog then release! (see video)