Potato Print Frog Cards

| | | |

A super cute Frog Cards to make with preschoolers – though kids of all ages will love this. An adorable little frog art project and DIY card in one. Make a great set of potato print frog cards for all occassions. They are so cute and easy to customise as a birthday frog card or Valentine’s Frog Card or even Leap Year Frog Cards. Too cute!

How to make potato print frog cards!

These potato print frog cards are not only fun for exploring print making.. but they make cute keepsakes too, as they combine both potato prints and finger print making. So these is a super cute little finger print frog art project too!

As you can see from my “lead image” – you can of course simply make a fun potato print frog card.. and leave it at that.. but there are SOOOOO many ways you can take this basic frog card DIY and customise it for all occasions and seasons. I did a handful with JUST paper additions – but to demonstrate other opportunities, I cheekily edited some electronically for you as inspiration as well!

Obviously hand written text will look different – but I think just as nice! I you aren’t confident in writing “nicely”, you can do it on paper first and cut it out, before sticking it on your card. That will still look great and not “spoil” your card.

Alternatively. Write it carefully in pencil first, then go over in pen. Let it dry FULLY before rubbing out any pencil marks!

Supplies neede to make diy Printed Frog Cards:

  • A potato (you may want a small potato if your kids finger’s are smaller etc)
  • Green paint for the frog
  • Cardstock in desired colors
  • Paper scraps to make your frog cards seasonal or suit any occasions
  • Black pen/ googly eyes etc for frog face features
  • Scissors and glue stick for embellishments (optional)

How to make a potato print frog card for all occasions (including Valentine’s Day!)

First.. let’s focus on making our basic DIY Frog Card using the potato print and finger print technique.

Cut your potato in half. Make the cut as straight as possible as this will make more of an even print! You can cut across your potato for a smaller, fatter potato print frog or lengthwise for a longer thinner frog print!

I like to dry my potato first, I feel it holds the paint better!

Load your potato with paint. I actually prefer to do this with the paint brush!

Carefully press down the potato and lift off.

I do sometimes add a bit of paint to any gaps. But this is a personal preference.

Now it is time for some finger printing fun!

I used my index finger for the frog’s legs and eyes.

For the frogs legs – make one perpendicular print and then a horizontal print. See photos!

Repeate for the other frog leg!

Then make two green blobs for the frog’s eyes.

Later, when I experimented with the googly eyes, I liked the larger eyes better.. so do make a big print – rub the finger around a little if you need to!

Now let your potato print and finger print frog dry fully!

Now have a play with you googly eyes. As mentioned, I decided the bigger ones where more fun.. so I did add a little more green to one of the frogs and let it dry.

Then simply add a big happy frog mouth and some rosy cheeks! Isn’t this your sweetest frog friend? So cute!

Now you have your basic frog card finished!

Let’s Customise our Frog Cards for different Seasons and Occasions

Your basic frog cards are of course super cute they way they are… and you can “stop” and send them at this point or simply add one of the main Frog Puns outlined below to the bottom of the card. I think they are super cute as is!!

But, I also love adding more color and detail, by getting out my pail of paper scraps and just adding a bit of frog seasonal fun.

How to decorate your Frog Card for Valentine’s Day

I think this little frog print card would make the best Homemade Valetine’s Day Card for sure! Lots of opportunities for some fun frog puns for Valentines Day. Simply add some cute hearts and your fun pun and you are sorted!

Some Valentine’s Frog Puns

  • You are Toad-ally Awesome/ Cool/ Fun/ the Best
  • I am so very POND of you
  • You are Un-Frog-Getable
  • Hoppy Valentine’s Day
  • Just Hopping By To Say…
  • I HOP you will be my Valentines
  • You make my heart JUMP
  • You make me LEAP for you
  • You make me so Hoppy
  • I am toad-ally into you

How to decorate your Frog Card for Birthdays

Similarly, your DIY Frog Card, makes for the perfect Homemade Birthday Card too! We love to add a party hat and some balloons to turn the frog into a birthday celebration!

Some Birthday Frog Puns

  • Hoppy Birthday
  • Have the hoppiest birthday
  • You are Toad-ally Awesome
  • Just Hopping By To Say…

How to decorate your Frog Card other occassions

As mentioned at the beginning.. I couldn’t resist having a play with the designs on my computer as well – to give you inspiration of how to further use this frog design! So here is a mix of (hop-fully) fun ideas!

Obviously hand written text will look different – but I think just as nice! I you aren’t confident in writing “nicely”, you can do it on paper first and cut it out, before sticking it on your card. That will still look great and not “spoil” your card.

Alternatively. Write it carefully in pencil first, then go over in pen. Let it dry FULLY before rubbing out any pencil marks!

  • Father’s Day Frog: You are Toad-ally the Best Dad
  • New Home Frog: Hoppy New Pad
  • Mother’s Day Frog: any of the Valentine’s Day Frog puns really! Ha. Or I am so HOPPY you are my Mom.

Happy Card Making!

We also have a set of adorable Printed Axolotl Cards with some fantastic puns:

Do check out the remaining of our collection of DIY Greeting Cards, we have so many for all occassions here:

More cute frog crafts for kids here: