Cute Frog Paper Craft

Jump into our new project and make this cute paper frog craft. It takes a little bit of patience if you are making this with younger kids, but it is oh-so well worth it.

Welcome spring, and have fun crafting this adorable amphibian sitting on a lily pad.

Cute Paper Frog

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Making Spring Crafts brings us great joy (check out our 3D Frog Coloring Page Craft or have fun assembling a Ladybug Paper Craft).

Are you curious about learning How to Draw a Frog on your own? We got a guided tutorial that will lead you through the steps.

DIY Cute Paper Frog

Today’s craft has all to do with frogs.

Ribbit! Ribbit!

DIY Cute Frog on a Lily Pad Paper Craft

Frogs are excellent swimmers, we must admit!

The sound of frogs jumping into the river is amusing and interesting – it reminds us of the sound rocks make when thrown into the water.

Cute Paper Frog Spring Craft

So guys, if you like frogs and want this paper pal beside you, grab the tools needed – this is an easy craft to complete!

How to Make the Cute Paper Frog

What you need:

  • printable template (optional)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue
  • color cardstock (light green, pink, and brown)
  • color papers (green, dark green, red, and pink)
  • white paper
  • black liner
  • one pink or yellow pom-pom (optional, but really fun)
  • circle puncher (optional)
  • ruler with circle shapes (optional)
  • compass (optional)
  • a small piece of cardboard

Materials Used

Let’s go!

Step by Step Tutorial

The Lily Pad

You can use our printable template to make this craft, and you won’t need to measure any of the parts. All the stencils are right there. You can also make this one without the template; just follow this tutorial.

Draw a large circle on the light green cardstock (diameter 5.5 inch / 14 cm), and cut it out. If you don’t have a compass, you can use plates as a stencil.

Step 1

The Body

On the green paper, draw a rectangle with dimensions 4 x 2.4 inch / 10 x 6 cm and cut it out.

Step 2

Mark a line at 1.6 inch / 4 cm.

Step 3

Fold the paper to a 90-degree angle.

Step 3-1

Draw a rectangle with dimensions 4.3 x 2.4 inch / 11 x 6 cm on green paper, and cut it out.

Step 4-1

On each end, mark a line at 0.4 inch / 1 cm.

Step 5

Fold these two flaps inward.

Step 5-1

Start assembling the body.

Step 6

Apply glue, then bend and glue together.

Step 6-1

The result is the frog’s body.

Step 6-2

Glue the frog’s body on the lily pad.

Step 7

The Legs

Draw two strips of 0.4 x 5.1 inch / 1 x 13 cm dimensions on green paper and cut them out.

Step 8

Form two back legs by folding the strips.

Step 9

 Glue the hind legs to the frog’s body.

Step 9-1

Glue the front part of the legs on the lily pad.

Step 9-2

Draw two strips with  0.4 x 2.2 inch / 1 x 5,5 cm dimensions on the green paper and cut them out.

Step 10

Make a fold on each strip to form the front legs.

Step 11

Glue the forelegs on the frog and the front parts of the legs onto the lily pad.

Step 11-1

The Toe Pads (0ptional but cute)

Use a hole puncher for these. If you don’t have a hole puncher but have patience, you can draw twelve tiny circles on the green paper, and cut them out.

Step 12-1

Glue three on each leg as toe pads.

Step 13

The Belly

Now go and grab the dark green paper and draw a rounded belly.

Step 14

Cut it out and glue it on the frog’s body.

Step 14-2

The Head

Now, draw an ellipse (approximately 2 x 3 inch / 5 x 8 cm) on the green paper and cut it out.

Step 15

The Eyes

Punch out two green circles and two red circles with the circle puncher or draw the circles and cut them out, you can make them small or big, depending on how big you want the eyes of the frog.

Step 16

Glue them together in pairs, leaving a tiny part of the red circles peeking out.

Step 17

Glue them on the frog’s head.

Step 17-1

Draw two big black eyes on the white paper using the black liner and the ruler with circle shapes.

Step 18

Cut them out and glue them on the green circles.

Step 18-2

The Tongue

Punch out one red circle.

Step 19

Cut it in half.

Step 19-1

What you want to do now is glue one-half of it on the frog’s face as a smiling mouth.

Step 19-2

The Cheeks

On the pink paper, draw two small circles.

Step 20

Cut them out and glue them on the frog’s face as cheeks.

Step 20-2

The Freckles

On the dark green paper, draw some rounded shapes.

Step 21

We will cut them out and glue them on the frog’s face as freckles.

Step 21-2

Glue the head on the body.

Step 22

The Head Support Part

We wanted the head to stand straight, so we hot-glued a piece of cardboard behind the head to hold it straight.

Step 23

Our frog is complete.

Step 23-1

The Water Lily (optional)

Cut out a piece of brown cardstock (1.2 inch / 3 cm high) to make the water lily.

Step 24

Wrap it around itself and seal it with glue.

Step 24-1

This brown piece will serve as a stem.

Step 24-2

Glue the stem on the lily pad to the side using hot glue.

Step 25

To make the flower part of the water lily, draw two circles on the pink cardstock, one inside the other.

Make sure the circles are centered.

Step 26

Draw eight flower petals starting from the smaller circle and going towards the bigger one, then cut out the flower part.

Step 27

Make a crater in the center of the flower, apply some hot glue inside it, and attach the pink glitter pom-pom.

Step 28

Glue the flower to the stem using hot glue.

Step 29

All done! We hope you guys had fun!

DIY Cute Paper Frog on a Lily Pad

Our frog is ready to jump from one lily pad to another and enjoy the day.

Cute Paper Frog Craft for Spring

That is all for today.

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