Here’s an easy frog paper craft for kids – make a fun, bouncy frog on a lily pad using our printable template.
This idea is perfect for spring crafting or for a unit on minibeasts or life cycles.
I’ve always had a fascination with frogs and how they change from tiny, vegetarian tadpoles into hopping, meat-eating amphibians. We’ve set up a tadpole observation tank in the house a number of times, supposedly for the kids but I never get tired of seeing this happen myself.
This frog paper craft is made from a template I created for the girls when they were pre-schoolers, but it’s suitable for kids of all ages. If you’re crafting with preschoolers you will probably need to cut the shapes out for them to glue and decorate (the frog shape is quite intricate).
Decorate your frog on a lily pad any way you like. I’ve used coloured construction paper and spot stickers to decorate mine.
When my girls made them they opted for glitter (of course!), markers, buttons, plastic gems and googly eyes.
How to make the frog paper craft
You will need:
- This printable template, also available in our TPT store
- Coloured construction paper
- Glue stick
- Spot stickers
Print the template directly onto your coloured construction paper. It’s a good idea to print out two so that the frog is a different colour to the lily pad. Then you can make two frogs on lily pads!
Cut out the shapes.
Decorate the lily pad and frog. I’ve cut leaf details from a different coloured piece of construction paper.
Make a bouncy paper spring by sticking two paper strips at right angles to each other and folding over each other until it becomes a spring.
Stick the paper spring to the lily pad and stick the frog to the spring.
Optionally, cut a thin strip of red paper and curl it around a pencil to make a tongue.
Voila! You now have a bouncy paper frog.
Here are some kid-made ones…
More animal crafts you might like:
- Our paper plate chick craft is so cute and easy to make – perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners
- This printable paper frog is based on the Green Tree Frog from Tropical North Queensland
- Kids will love making a paper chain snake based on two real species of Pythons (don’t worry, they can’t bite!)
- Check out our paper plate Ocean Animal ebook – 14 species of marine animals are included
- This geometric mother hen has three baby chicks tucked under her wing
Angela Milnes says
I really love this idea. It’s just fantastic and super fun. We are making frog crafts so it’s good to see your fantastic ideas.
That’s fantastic to hear! Thanks for your positive feedback Angela
Becks Mundy says
Hi! Just wanted to check with you that its okay for me to use your frog and lily pad template for an event we are holding at work for some environmental education? Great idea! 🙂
Many thanks, Becks Mundy
kate super super ideas thanks.
Great craft!!! Would love to do it with my grade 2 class!!
I like frog picture