- Step 1: Position the card Position the card in front of you with the lined side facing up, and one of the short sides closest to you.
- TIP: The stiffer the paper you use, the farther your frog will jump.
- Step 2: Fold the top corner to the opposite edge & unfold Fold the top left corner over to the right edge, forming a triangle. Unfold.
- Step 3: Repeat on the other side Now do the same with the top right corner. Unfold. You should now have a large "X" on the top half of your card.
- Step 4: Flip the card over Turn the card over to the plain side.
- Step 5: Fold the short edge to the X and unfold Fold the top of the X (short edge) to the bottom of the X. Unfold.
- Step 6: Flip the card and poke the X Turn the card back over to the lined side. With your finger, gently poke in the middle of the X, forming a slight scoop shape.
- Step 7: Bring the sides together and flatten the top With each of your forefingers, bring the sides of the scoop together. Flatten down the top into a triangular shape.
- Step 8: Fold the frog's arms Working only on this triangular shape, fold the bottom corners up to the top, forming the frog's arms.
- Step 9: Fold the sides to the center The overall shape of the card should now be like a house. Fold the sides of the "house" in, to meet in the center.
- Step 10: Fold the bottom to the top Fold the bottom of this narrow "house" all the way to the top. Crease gently.
- Step 11: Double the edge back on itself Fold this same edge back to the new bottom, again creasing gently. This forms the back legs of the frog.
- Step 12: Arrange the legs Looking at the model from the side, arrange the back legs of the frog to form a "Z" shape.
- Step 13: Jump Place your frog on the table and give its back a gentle and quick tap. Now jump to it!
- FACT: Did you know? In Japan, frogs are symbolic of good luck, and frog charms are often given as gifts to travelers.
You Will Need
- A 3" x 5" index card
- A flat surface