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What is the first color you think when you hear the word FROG? Flaming orange? Bright blue? Radiant red? Vivid green? Dangerous Yellow?

In the real world –as well as in the origami animal kingdom, there is remarkable diversity in the number of frog species. This particular traditional inflatable frog model is a masterpiece of ingenuity and one of my favorite origami frog models. I’ve always been so taken with this frog that I’ve made a sizable collection in many colors.

Here is a video demonstrating the steps to make the frog. By making this model you will be learning a well-known base called the “frog base” from which you can also make flowers and many other origami figures.

Go ahead, let your imagination sing as you look through your collection of origami papers. Find the wildest colors to make your own ensemble of colorful origami frogs. Even if you’ve folded this origami frog a thousand times you will have fun folding it again, and again!

Tips and suggestions for making the origami frog

  • Use thin paper such as ‘Kami’ for smaller frogs.
  • A 6 x 6-inch (15 × 15cm) piece of paper or bigger is perfect for learning the origami frog.
  • Use thicker paper -like office paper, to make bigger frogs.
  • The finished paper frog shows only one side of the paper. It isn’t necessary to use paper with a different color on each side.
  • How about making an origami fly to feed you frog, so it doesn’t go hungry!

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