Origami Frog

Origami Frog

Welcome to our Origami Frog video! so we’re going to start up with an origami bird
base if you don’t know how to do that check out our video on the bird base so first you open one of the pockets, the right pocket, and make a squash fold just as we’re showing here so take your time doing this and crease the paper well crease well-planned boundless pocket we’re going to make a total of four of these squash folds so when you’re done with the first one, flip the paper over and do the same thing on the back side
so fold the pocket over like we’re showing open it up with your fingers then squash it flat again take your time and make sure everything lines up well here and crease it nicely once you’re done with the second squash fold fold the paper over as we’re showing here so you have access to the third pocket and open that up with your fingers and again make a squash fold since you’ve done it twice before we’re going to show this a little bit faster so that’s the third one and now we’re going to do the fourth of the squash folds so pretty easy so far your piece should look like this and now we’re going to start making some petal folds fold the left and right sides to the center take your time and make sure everything is creased nicely so once it’s creased nice and sharp you’re actually going to unfold these you may need to get one of your fingers underneath the flap here and start folding that upwards use the creases you just made as a
guide to help you do another type of squash fold move that flap all the way up and squash it flat. This type of squash fold is called a Petal Fold. we’re going to do four of those so this is the first one you want to crease everything nice and sharp when you’re happy with it turn the paper over now we’re going to make a petal fold on this side, so once again fold the left and right sides in take your time and make sure it’s creased well petal fold shows up in a few origami pieces so it’s a good thing to know
thing so unfold the pre-folds and fold the center up and squash it flat not too hard, once you’ve done it a
few times it becomes second nature crease everything nice and flat now two more petal folds so you want to fold the piece in half lengthwise so we can get access to those other sides going to speed this up a little bit since you’ve done this twice already so here’s the third petal fold so flip over then find the the base to make a petal fold, so go ahead and do that now you’re done with all the petal folds, and what you have is called a Frog Base. It’s another base that’s used in a bunch of origami, so it’s a good thing to know how to make Fold the piece in half lengthwise. You’re looking for the two flat surfaces you want the same on the front and back like we’re showing here so once you’ve found the flat surface you’re going to start doing some more folds, so fold the left and right parts of the top flap to the centerline as shown here it will be getting pretty thick at this
point so take your time with the creasing so as sharp creases as you can make just like that, then flip the paper over and you’re gonna repeat those last two folds on this side once you’re done with that, fold the
paper lengthwise again now the front and the back show the two flat surfaces and now we’re just gonna repeat those folds we did, folding to the center flip over and do on the backside so now you’re piece should look like this and we’re gonna fold lengthwise again front and back like we always do what were looking for here is the two halves halves that should be separate
like this now we’ve got something like a tadpole, but we’re going to turn it into a frog! so we’re going to start
forming the legs and first the front legs you’re going to make reverse folds to form the front legs we’d like to pre-crease the legs before doing the reverse folds, so we’re going to do that here so just make a very basic valley fold like that you now open the flap and inside reverse fold if you don’t know how to do reverse
folds you can check out our website or our video on reverse folds so that’s the right front leg, we’re going to do the
same thing on the left side so inside fold and the rear legs of course we’re going to do a similar thing, so we’re going to pre-
crease the right side and then the left side now the actual inside reverse folds that’s the right side, now the left side and your piece should look like this now each leg is going to need two more reverse folds to make the knee joints for the front legs, you want to pull them out
like this rear legs will go down and back when you’re done with the pre-creasing, make the inside reverse folds by now you should be an expert on these inside reverse folds it’s starting to look like a frog now! we want to do the last four joints these are ankle joints again, inside reverse folds so for the front legs, they’ll go forward for the rear legs, they’ll go out to
the sides right we’re almost there so the next step is to inflate the body of the frog so just blow into that hole make a nice sharp short blow inflate the body partially, as you can see here this is upside down you want to have the front legs closer to the surface then go ahead and shape the legs as needed so that all four legs
contact the ground, to make it look more realistic curve them as much as you need to Perfect! There you have it… the Origami Frog. Enjoy!

27 thoughts on “Origami Frog

  1. Please don't speed up so often. It just makes people have to go back over and over. Love the instructions and site, though. Thanks for all this.

  2. NavyPanther54, this is definitely a challenging one….start with something simpler and work your way up, you may surprise yourself…

  3. Ha well, the thing is I was gonna make the life of a frog using origami for my final art project. It ended up looking like grade 5 work though for me haha. So I made a life size stick man made of sticks and branches.

  4. Thank you, your instructions were very clear and fun to follow. My frog looks great, unfortunately i over inflated my girlfriend's frog and now it's a jellyfish!

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