Fun frog craft for kids, complete with free template ready to download. Simply paint, cut out and assemble. Ribbet ribbet!
One of our favourite books at the moment is Hoppity Frog by Emma Parrish. This is a GREAT book for young children. It’s a ‘slide-and-seek’ book – on each page, you must move the big sliding panels to try to find the elusive Hoppity frog, who’s playing hide and seek in the water.
It’s a really unique book and always a hit with younger members of our household.
So, given that we are all about the frogs at present, we thought we’d roll up our sleeves and have a bash at making our own frogs.
This frog craft for young kids is really simple to make and you can use either paint or, for a less messy option, crayons.
If you want to make your own frog with your kiddos, scroll down to the end of this post to grab the free template.
What you’ll need:
- frog template (free to download at the end of this post)
- paint, pens or crayons
- sponge/paintbrush (if you’re using paints)
- glue and tape
How to make your frog craft
To start with, print off the template on either paper or thin card stock. (Card stock works best as sometimes when you paint on paper it can go a bit wrinkly).
We used a sponge to apply the paint. The good news (especially if you’re doing this craft with a toddler) is that there’s no need to worry about keeping the paint inside the lines, as each of the pieces will be cut out. (In fact, your toddler can enjoy painting the entire piece of paper green if they want – hoorah!)
Once the paint has dried, cut out the five frog pieces along the black lines.
Next, with a slightly darker green paint, dab some little blobs of paint on the frogs legs and body. You could use whatever colour you like for the spots, really – some of those tropical frogs sport some pretty bright colours!
When all the paint is dry, go over the eyes and mouth with a black pen or pencil.
We also gave the eyes a bit of colour with some yellow.
Next, it’s time to assemble your froggy friend.
Assembling your frog
To assemble, first put the two back legs behind the frog body. We found that taping these onto the back of the frog body worked best.
Next, glue the two front legs on to the front of the body.
And there you have your finished frog!
These look so cool on display on the wall at home or in your homeschool or classroom.
Don’t forget to grab your frog template here before you go:
Frog complete! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this fun frog craft for kids.
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