How to Fold Origami

Origami Leap Frog
Origami Leap Frog
Origami Leap Frog
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Turn a piece of paper into an origami leap frog and race it across the table.

What You'll Need:

  • One 3×5-inch blank index card
  • Pencil

How to make an origami leap frog:

Step 1: Follow the illustrations to fold the index card. Fold point A to point D. Unfold and repeat with the other corner, folding point B to point C.

Origami Leap Frog Pattern
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Step 2: Fold the top half of the paper back and then unfold it.

Step 3: Holding the sides at point E and point F, push them in together toward the center.

Step 4: Press the top half of the paper down, creating a triangle.

Step 5: Fold the point G corner of the triangle up to point I at the top of the triangle, and form a small triangle. Repeat with the other corner of the large triangle at point H.

Origami Leap Frog Folding Instructions
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Step 6: Fold the tiny triangles in half, lengthwise. Then fold each side of the index card in about 1/4 inch.

Step 7: Fold the bottom end of the index card up about 3/4 inch. Then fold that piece down in half. Turn your frog over, and draw on eyes. Press your finger on the frog's back to make it leap.

Learn some advanced origami techniques on the next page.

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