Well we do love some fun Origami for Halloween.. nothing quite like your own DIY paper toys! Today, we would like to introduce this fun DIY Halloween Game: Jumping Frogs & Cauldrons.
Halloween Jumping Frogs – Materials
You can use any origami paper or craft papers for this simple origami frog. We love using green paper, but you can use any color really – black paper, red paper, purple paper – they would all make great Halloween Frogs for sure! I would however avoid construction paper, as it is thicker and harder to fold.
- Green square paper
- White paper scraps and pens for decorating
- Black paper to make a cauldren
- Glue stick and a pair of scissors (for decorating)
How to make Origami Jumping Frogs for Halloween
We have a lovely little Crazy Frog Video how to on auto play (it is a bit shorter and more to the point! Ha) or check out the YouTube video at the bottom of the post! Of course we have step by step photo instructions for you below too. Enjoy!!!
Weren’t these jumping frogs easy to make?
Follow our OrigamI Frog Step by Step Tutorial
For those of you who prefer the step by step photo instructions.. read on! As mentioned you can make these cute little frogs and colour you wish. we went for the “traditional green paper frog”… but of course you can make them in black paper, red paper or even blue paper if you are going exotic! Just have fun and as always work with what you have.
Make a smaller square
If using origami paper, place with the white-side up on the table.
Take the bottom flap of your square and fold up.
Open up again.
Now make a second fold from left to right.
Open up again.
You should have a square with a cross folded on it.
Take the bottom corner and fold to meet the centre of the cross.
Now work your way around each corner and fold into the middle.
Make nice neat creases as you go as that will make later folds easier.
You should end up with a “new” smaller square!
Create a kite shape
Rotate the square by 90 degrees, so you have a diamond in front of you (top left image).
Fold down the top right edge, to meet the central line.
Repeat for the left edge and meet the central line. You should now have a kite shape (top right image).
Take the bottom triangle and fold up. (Bottom two images).
Keep shaping your origami frog
Take the right corner and bring to the middle. Make a neat crease (top left image).
Repeate for the left side (top right image).
Fold the bottom edge up (bottom left image).
Then fold half way down (bottom right image).
Make a neat crease (top left image). The layers of paper folded down will be your “jumping” mechanism.
Now take the narrow top point and fold down.
Flip over.. and you have your basic frog shape (bottom right image), that now jumps.
Now decorate your frogs as much as you wish. We added darker green dots with a green marker pen and cut out paper eyes to glue on with a glue stick! You could probably use some googly eyes too.. but they will change the weight of the frog and maybe not make it jump as well!
The frogs jump best if you use two fingers to press down and release!
DIY Halloween Game – Jumping Frogs & Cauldron
Once you have made a set of crazy frogs, you simply need a simple paper cauldron!
Cut out a large circle (use a dinner plate to trace if you wish. Cut a straight line across the bottom and top.
Cut out a long rectangle and shape it at the end. Glue to the circle.
Your basic Paper Cauldron is finished!
And now you have little frog and cauldron paper game for Halloween fun! They also make cute Halloween decor – just take the top “lip” of the frog on hook over some string or baker’s twine to make a simple Halloween garland and hang in the doorway this October. Such a fun one to add to any Halloween origami planning.
Time to play your Paper Halloween Game
The rest is easy.. or is it?! Teehee. See if you can make your Frog jump INTO the cauldron.
Alternatively make LOTS of cauldrons with different numbers on it. See which cauldron your frogs land in.. and add up the points! So easy and fun. Great for some simple classroom maths!
You may also love our Halloween Tin Can Bowling:
These Halloween Tin cans are super easy to make. We chose to paint them.. but you can also wrap them in coloured paper if you find that easier!
More fantastic Paper Halloween Crafts:
Our collection of Halloween Paper DIYs, also includes a super cute origami bat, that I think you will love!