How to Make a Frog | Origami

How to Make a Frog | Origami


This is a video for an origami jumping frog. The first step for the origami frog is to
pick out a sheet of paper and now we’re going to start with the white side up and we’re
going to fold a book fold. So take the bottom edge and bring it up to
the top just like this. You can see how you get it nice and lined
up, so you don’t want it so it’s a little askew, it’s a little off. You want to get it as precise as you can,
so it lines right up there. Slide it across and now we’re going to do
a diagonal fold. So the diagonal fold is going to come from
this top edge is going to go up against this side edge. So we’re going to fold it over like this,
and then the important thing, you want to have a nice sharp point here at the top, too. So when I’m folding this over I’m getting
both of these two edges to line up. Do one side, open it up and then we’re also
going to do the opposite side. Now there’s two sheets of paper here and it
might be on either side, but go ahead and fold both of them at the same time. We’re going to fold this one over, and again,
a nice sharp point right there at the top, so it’ll make a nice X here at the top of
the paper. Next we’re going to flip the whole paper over
and take the top edge of this X and we’re going to fold it down to the bottom edge of
this X. If you see where these two points are right
here, we’re going to fold them down to these two points, which are the bottom of the X. So fold it down right like this all the way
across. So if you open it back up again, you can see
how the line that we made went straight through the middle of that X when we folded this. Now flip is over, we’ll have little bit sort
of like a ski jump going on right there. So fold it over so it looks just like this. Now what we’re going to do is take our finger
and put it right on the center of the paper. So put it right in the middle of that X and
push down, and there’s a moment where the paper is going to pop right there. See how it went from it started over here
like this, and then the paper is going to pop, where these two edges are going to pop
up. So now we’re going to fold these two edges
in, and as these two edges come in, the top part sort of comes down as well, and go ahead
and flatten the whole thing down. It makes what is kind of a water bomb base
right there at the top. So it starts up like this, you fold it down,
bring this top edge down while these two triangles come in. It sort of looks like a house shape, a nice
shape of a house right there. Next step take the bottom edge and fold it
up to right here, the bottom edge of that triangle, fold it right up there just like
that. After that we’re going to take these two corners,
there’s these two open flaps that are sort of available and free right here. We’re just going to take those two flaps and
put them right to the top of that triangle on the left side and also on the right side
like that. Then after that step we’re going to take both
of these two edges and fold them into the middle. It’s very close to a cupboard fold where you
see how I fold both of these edges over, it’s sort of like a cabinet or cupboard doors. You see how they open up and close just like
that. So once those have been folded over, go ahead
and squish them good. There’s a lot of paper here, so we’re going
to use some pretty hard squishes right here, some hard folds. Then take the bottom of this and fold it up
to right about here, right where the triangles have their biggest point right there at the
top. Fold it right up to these. That’s the first fold and then fold it back
down to bottom edge. Make sure it doesn’t go past the bottom edge. It’s okay if it’s even a little bit less than
the bottom edge, because you want to have that under enough for the spring on the frog. So now I’m going to show you when you open
up these two legs and you flip them over, that’s the finished frog, but it’s really
important you have a nice little S curve right here. It’s a really nice S curve, that’s the spring
that you’re going to use to help make him jump. This is a jumping frog, and the way it works,
just put your finger right on top of the frog and pull back, and then let it slide off your
finger, and once it slides off your finger he should jump pretty well. It depends on how much of that spring you
have, but try not to just push and squish him, and squish him flat. You sort of have to slide your finger off
the back, and that is the origami jumping frog.

36 thoughts on “How to Make a Frog | Origami

  1. Thank you so much! I have an origami book but I couldn't understand it and you made it really easy, thank you :')

  2. Can you please record this one further than that? :p Just kidding. This one is pretty good, man. However, you took the camera just way way far. Thanks for sharing anyway…

  3. Can you please record this one further than that? :p Just kidding. This one is pretty good, man. However, you took the camera just way way far. Thanks for sharing anyway…

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