Cute Frog Paper Craft

Let’s embark on our new project and make this cute paper frog craft. It will take some patience if you do this with young children, but it’s worth it.

Welcome spring and have fun creating this adorable amphibian sitting on a lily pad.

Cute paper frog

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Making spring crafts brings us great joy (check out our 3D Frog Coloring Pages or have fun assembling our Ladybug Paper Crafts).

Are you curious about learning How to Draw a Frog yourself? We have a how-to guide that will guide you through the steps.

Cute DIY paper frog

Today’s crafts are all related to frogs.

Rabbit! Rabbit!

Make your own cute frog on Lily Pad paper

We must admit that frogs are excellent swimmers!

The sound of frogs jumping into the river is fun and interesting – it reminds us of the sound of stones when thrown into water.

Cute Paper Frog Spring Craft

So, friends, if you like frogs and want to have this paper friend by your side, get the necessary tools ready – this is an easy craft to complete!

How to make a cute paper frog

What you need:

  • printable template (optional)
  • pencil
  • drag
  • glue
  • colored cardstock (light blue, pink and brown)
  • colored paper (green, dark blue, red and pink)
  • White paper
  • black lining
  • a pink or yellow pom-pom (optional, but very fun)
  • circular hole punch (optional)
  • circular ruler (optional)
  • compass (optional)
  • a small piece of cardboard

Materials used

Let’s go!

Step-by-step instructions

Lily Pad

You can use our printable template to create this craft and you won’t need to measure any parts. All the stencils are right there. You can also create this without a template; Just follow this guide.

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Draw a large circle on light blue cardstock (5.5 inches / 14 cm diameter) and cut it out. If you don’t have a compass, you can use a plate as a stencil.

Step 1


On green paper, draw a rectangle measuring 4 x 2.4 inches / 10 x 6 cm and cut it out.

Step 2

Mark a line at 1.6 inches / 4 cm.

Step 3

Fold the paper into a 90 degree angle.

Step 3-1

Draw a 4.3 x 2.4 inch / 11 x 6 cm rectangle on green paper and cut it out.

Step 4-1

At each end, mark a line at 0.4 inches / 1 cm.

Step 5

Fold these two flaps inward.

Step 5-1

Start assembling the body.

Step 6

Apply glue, then bend and glue together.

Step 6-1

The result is the frog’s body.

Step 6-2

Glue the frog body onto the lily pad.

Step 7


Draw two strips measuring 0.4 x 5.1 inches / 1 x 13 cm on green paper and cut them out.

Step 8

Form the hind legs by folding the strips.

Step 9

Glue the hind legs to the frog’s body.

Step 9-1

Glue the front part of the leg onto the lily pad.

Step 9-2

Draw two strips measuring 0.4 x 2.2 inches / 1 x 5.5 cm on green paper and cut them out.

Step 10

Make a fold over each strip to form the front leg.

Step 11

Glue the frog’s front legs and the front part of the legs onto the lily pad.

Step 11-1

Toe pads (0 optional but cute)

Use a hole punch for these. If you don’t have a hole punch but are patient, you can draw twelve small circles on green paper and then cut them out.

Step 12-1

Tape three to each foot as toe pads.

Step 13


Now take dark blue paper and draw a round belly.

Step 14

Cut it out and stick it on the frog’s body.

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Step 14-2


Now, draw an ellipse (about 2 x 3 inches / 5 x 8 cm) on green paper and cut it out.

Step 15


Use a round punch to carve two green circles and two red circles or draw a circle and cut it out. You can make it smaller or larger depending on how big you want the frog’s eyes to be.

Step 16

Glue them together in pairs, leaving a small part of the red circle exposed.

Step 17

Stick them on the frog’s head.

Step 17-1

Draw two big black eyes on white paper using a black liner and a circle ruler.

Step 18

Cut them out and glue them to the green circles.

Step 18-2


Punch a red circle.

Step 19

Cut it in half.

Step 19-1

What you want to do now is stick half of it on the frog’s face to make a smiling mouth.

Step 19-2


On pink paper draw two small circles.

Step 20

Cut them out and stick them on the frog’s face as cheeks.

Step 20-2


On dark blue paper, draw some circles.

Step 21

We will cut them out and stick them on the frog’s face like freckles.

Step 21-2

Glue the head to the body.

Step 22

Head support

We wanted the head to stand up straight so we hot glued a piece of cardboard behind the head to keep it upright.

Step 23

Our frog is done.

Step 23-1

Water lily (optional)

Cut a piece of brown cardstock (1.2 inches / 3 cm high) to make the water lily.

Step 24

Wrap it around and seal with glue.

Step 24-1

This brown piece will act as a stem.

Step 24-2

Glue the stem on the lily piece to one side with hot glue.

Step 25

To make the flower part of the water lily, draw two circles on the pink cardstock, one inside the other.

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Make sure the circles are centered.

Step 26

Draw eight petals starting from the smaller circle and working your way toward the larger circle, then cut out the flower.

Step 27

Make a hole in the center of the flower, apply some hot glue inside and attach the pink glitter pom-pom.

Step 28

Glue the flower to the stem with hot glue.

Step 29

All has been done! We hope you had fun!

Make your own cute paper frog on Lily Pad

Our frog is ready to jump from lily leaf to lily leaf and enjoy the day.

Cute paper frog craft for spring

That’s all for today.

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