How to make an origami frog


Folding instructions for an origami water bomb frog with two pieces of paper. Make your own pajarita (Spanish for Little Bird). An easy to make origami frog thanks to it’s simplicity. It is also referred as a “water bomb” frog because if you put the little piece on top of some water, it sinks but when you take it off, it will jump back out again! The size depends on the type of paper used and how many times you fold the paper before folding the final model. It was first designed by Mitsunobu Sonobe in 1985.

Origami Frog with 2 sheets

A green frog

You’ll need 2 pieces of square paper. The color doesn’t matter but to make it more colorful, use origami paper.

Step 1: Fold it in half both ways.

Step 2 : Fold the top-left corner to the bottom-right one.

Step 3: Fold the top-right corner to the bottom-left one .

Step 4: Turn over your model.

Step 5: Fold down the tip of your frog’s head. Crease well and unfold. This will form part of his back legs so make sure you have a sharp crease at this step!

Step 6: Open up your model very carefully without tearing it apart!

Step 7: Fold the top-left corner to the bottom-right one.

Step 8: Fold the top-right corner to the bottom-left one.

Step 9: Pinch and fold down your model as shown in red . The front legs are made! Your frog should be able to sit like this effortlessly.

Step 10: Open up your model carefully and take it off your hand. The back legs are ready! Your frog should be able to sit like this effortlessly.

Step 11: Pinch and fold down your model as shown in red . The front legs are now complete! Your frog is now done! You can draw a smiley face on it if you want to πŸ˜€

Don’t forget that if you put the little piece on top of some water, it sinks but when you take it off, it will jump back out again!

Origami Frog with 1 sheet

A cake sitting on top of a table

You can make a frog with 1 sheet of paper.

To do this, follow steps 1 to 8 and 9 to 11 as shown in the other diagrams below. You do not need to turn your model after step 8 and 9 and only fold the bottom-right corner (8) and bottom-left corner (9).

Step 12: Fold down your model as shown in red . The front legs are made! Your frog should be able to sit like this effortlessly.

Step 13: Open up your model very carefully without tearing it apart!

Step 14: Pinch and fold down your model as shown in red . The front legs are now complete! Your frog is now done! You can draw a smiley face on it if you want to πŸ˜€

Don’t forget that if you put the little piece on top of some water, it sinks but when you take it off, it will jump back out again!

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