Homemade Jumping Frog
Whose frog jumps further?
The jumping frog is a simple and easy toy children can enjoy on their own or play with others in a group. The pattern for these frogs come from Thailand, showing children they all share the same sense of fun, no matter where they come from.
Since they are so easy to make, once the kids have the pattern down, you may find frogs all over the house.
- Frog Pattern
- 6" x 9" construction paper, green or brown (frogs are green and brown but says they can't be purple)
- Colored markers
Supplies you will need
We like to buy construction paper in the larger packs. You would think there wouldn't be that much use for it but it's amazing how fast it's used up.
Do not use the Elmer's washable glue. Great for many projects, the multipurpose glue works best here.
- Trace frog pieces on the construction paper
- Cut out frog pieces
- Color and decorate the from. We didn't buy the eyes but they would be fun.
- Bend but do not fold the points on the main body under the frog and glue them together.
- Glue the middle point on the legs to the points on the back.
- Let it dry
The frog pattern
Frogs can be made in any size. Our were about three inches across but try out different sizes.
Tracing the pattern
We used the markers
When using a darker piece of construction paper, other media doesn't show up as well. The markers really made the spots stand out.
Glue the body
Adding the legs
How to use this toy
- Gently press the back of the frog to make it jump
- Different sized frogs will jump at different heights and distances
Jumping frogs come from all over the world
There is no one way to make jumping frogs. We show our version but there are many mores ways to create this toy. Try them all out!