This is an easy paper roll frog craft made using our favourite “squash and cut” technique. Printable shape template included.
I have a thing for frog crafts. There’s our popular bouncy paper frog, our frog habitat garden and our tadpole to frog observation tank (which we’ve done a few times!). My girls never get can enough of watching these mini beasts transform from wriggly little tadpoles into jumping froglets.
Today we have a cute paper roll frog craft, which is a cinch to make using our printable template.
Frog craft ideas are great for Spring or Summer themed crafting or for kids learning about life cycles. Or maybe just because you love frogs and want to make one!
The good thing about this frog craft is that you get to recycle at the same time, and the finished paper roll frog makes a cute DIY toy that kids will love to include in their imaginary play games.
I’m addicted to coming up with new squash and cut paper roll creations. It really is an easy, fun and almost magical way to create an animal from a paper roll. It’s the same technique I’ve used to make our paper roll dinosaurs, fish, and black cats.
Here is how to make a frog…
How to make a paper roll frog
You will need
- An empty paper towel roll (or toilet roll)
- This printable frog template
- Acrylic paint
- Googly Eyes — or use our free printable paper eyes for a more eco-friendly version
- Craft glue
- Scissors, paintbrush and pen or pencil for tracing the shape
- Print out the template and cut it out
- Flatten your paper roll
- Trace around the frog shape template, and sketch in the leg line
- Cut out the shape, then pop the roll back into a cylinder shape. Bend the legs outwards, and fold the head down and, presto, you have a frog!
- Paint your frog and allow to dry, then decorate with spots and googly eyes (or you can paint eyes on). Paint a line down the centre of each leg so that they look like a frogs folded legs.
I created simple lily pads and flowers out of paper as a water scene of these two.