These instructions will show you how to make a traditional origami frog. This model is a little bit complicated but if you take a moment to review our Beginner’s Guide you should be ok.

Traditional Frog Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half diagonally.

Traditional Frog Step 2

Step 2) Fold the paper in half again.

Traditional Frog Step 3

Step 3) Open the top flap of paper over to the right.

Traditional Frog Step 4

Step 4) Squash Fold this flap flat.

Traditional Frog Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Traditional Frog Step 6

Step 6) Open the top flap of paper over to the left and Squash Fold it flat.

Traditional Frog Step 7

Step 7) Open the flap of paper on the right over to the left and Squash Fold it flat.

Traditional Frog Step 8

Step 8) Fold a couple of flaps over and then repeat step 7 on the 3 remaining flaps Squash Folding each flat.

Traditional Frog Step 9

Step 9) Make a Petal Fold along the dotted lines. Fold in the sides first to give you creases to make the Petal Fold easier. If you need help with this part check out the Frog Base section of our Beginner’s Guide to see these steps in more detail.

Traditional Frog Step 10

Step 10) Finish the Petal Fold and then repeat on the remaining 3 flaps of paper. This will give you a complete Frog Base.

Traditional Frog Step 11

Step 11) Fold both sides of the paper to the centre along the dotted lines.

Traditional Frog Step 12

Step 12) Repeat step 11 on the remaining 3 sections.

Traditional Frog Step 13

Step 13) Make an Inside Reverse Fold on each side along the dotted lines. This will bring the front two legs up.

Traditional Frog Step 14

Step 14) Make two Inside Reverse Folds on the front legs bringing them out to the side. Then make two Inside Reverse Folds on the back legs also bringing them out to the side.

Traditional Frog Step 15

Step 15) Make two more Inside Reverse Folds on the front legs and two more on the back legs.

Traditional Frog Step 16

Step 16) Fold the top part of the paper underneath the frog. If you’re up to it you can try making an Open Sink here instead. It’ll look a little bit nicer when you’re done. Make two more Inside Reverse Folds on the back legs.

Traditional Frog Step 17

The complete traditional frog

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