Thursday, 3 May 2012

Day 9 - Frog Origami

I am posting early today as I am out for the day! I am watching the new Avengers film in IMAX 3D so I will be making something tomorrow comic book related! Until then, I thought I would show you all how to make an origami frog that bounces. It gives you lots of fun and you can design them how you like. So before I ribbit on too much, lets get cracking.......

The only thing you need for this is a piece of A5 Card. It will still work with paper but wont be as long lasting. I used green card and just a marker pen to colour in the eyes.

The first thing to do is to lay out your piece of card in a landscape position. Following the diagrams, fold and unfold corner A diagonally to corner D. Then fold corner B to corner C. This will form a cross which takes up two thirds of the rectangle.

Next, fold and unfold the card along the line E and F as shown. This will line up with corners C and D.

Push down where the 3 folds meet. This will make the folds lift slightly from the surface.

Push points E and F inwards and with the other hand, fold the top (A/B) across to points C and D.

Your card should end up looking like this. Fold up corners A and B as shown here. This will form the front feet of the frog.

Fold in the edges at points C and D. The two edges will meet in the middle.

Make a Z Shaped pleat (a gentle crease rather than a hard fold) by creasing halfway along the frogs body, and then again a quarter of the way along its body.

Flip the card over and there you have your frog! To make him jump, press down on its back edge, then slide your finger off really quickly so the frog flicks up into the air.

You can make them in alsorts of colours and decorate how you wish. Just remember though, the more decorations the heavier the frog becomes so the lower it will jump. Let me know how you get on!