With bendable arms and legs, the puddle-jumping frog won't ever get his feet wet. This frog craft even has a tongue to catch flies. Once he is assembled and the glue dries, kids can pose the frog in whatever shape they want.
What You'll Need:
- Felt: 12x15 inches each of dark green and light green
- Masking tape
- Chenille stems: 2 green, 1 red
- Fabric glue
- Poms: 2 small white, 1/2 inch each; 2 blue, 1/4 inch each
How to Make Puddle-Jumping Frog:
Step 1: Fold dark green felt in half. Lay the frog body pattern (download pattern PDF) on the fold, and tape in place.
Step 2: Trace and then cut around the outside of the pattern, making sure not to cut along the fold. Remove tape.
Step 3: Twist a small loop at each end of the green chenille stems. Open the frog cutout and place one chenille stem loop on one of the frog hands.
Step 4: Bend the chenille stem to follow across the arms and mouth, then place the other chenille stem loop on the other frog hand. Glue in place, and hold for 30 seconds.
Step 5: Repeat with the feet, bending the chenille stem to follow the line across the frog's lower body and legs.
Step 6: Outline the frog with fabric glue. Ball up a couple of tissues and place them on the dark felt near the frog's belly. Glue the dark green piece to the light green felt.
Step 7: Cut the red chenille stem in half, and slide it between the frog's mouth before the glue has dried. Press all edges together firmly, and hold for 1 minute. Let dry for 5 minutes.
Step 8: Trim the light green felt around the dark green felt frog. Glue light green felt scraps on the frog's back to create spots.
Step 9: Glue the white poms in place for eyes, and attach blue poms for pupils. Curl the tongue. Let dry completely, at least 15 minutes, before posing.
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