Summer is still going strong here and we’re finding ways to keep ourselves busy, especially in the middle of the day when it’s simply too hot to be outside. We recently created this adorable Paper Frog Puppet Craft. As with most of our kids crafts, this one comes together easily with use of the free printable template and a few simple supplies. So the next time the kids are crying boredom, set them up with this fun frog puppet craft!
Paper Frog Puppet Craft with Free Printable
Let’s be real. This is the LONGEST. SUMMER. EVER. Am I right? We still don’t know what school will look like this upcoming year here, but it does sound like the start of the school year will be pushed back by at least another two weeks or more. So for now, we’re just doing everything we can to keep the kids busy and entertained during this never-ending summer break!
But that’s where this frog puppet comes in? Isn’t he just so cute?! He or she, whatever you want to go with. Or you can create several of them and have yourself a whole family of frog puppets! These can be used as puppets for creative play, as bookmarks, or as plant sticks in artificial plants. Have another idea for these cute frogs? We’d love to hear what you do with them, so be sure to send us an email or leave a comment below!
The timing for these frog puppets are perfect for us as my oldest son discovered that our local river is currently filled with tadpoles, so we plan on taking the younger kids over to check them out later today.
But back to the frog puppet – the supplies are simple and if you’ve done any of our other craft projects, you probably already have everything on hand. Plus, our free printable template makes recreating this frog puppet a breeze!
To get started, first gather up your supplies:
- Colored craft papers
- Popsicle sticks
- Craft glue
- Printable template (found at the end of this post)
After gathering up your supplies, pull out green, pink and yellow colored craft papers for your frog paper craft. Trace the body pattern and the 4 leg patterns on green paper. Then trace the 2 round shapes on pink paper, and trace the arch shaped pattern on yellow paper.
After tracing out all of your patterns, carefully cut each piece out. The extra circles from your printable template will be used to create the frogs eyes. You can choose to cut them right out of the template page or trace them onto white craft paper so that they’re a little more durable.
Before cutting your eye pieces out, use your sharpie to draw in your eyes. When you’re happy with them, carefully cut them out and add them to the rest of your template pieces.
Glue the 2 eye patterns on the top round parts of the body pattern, as shown below.
Glue the arch shaped cutout on the bottom side of the body pattern, as shown below, and attach the 2 pink round cutouts on both cheeks of the frog paper pattern.
Glue the 2 big leg patterns on both sides (near the bottom end) of the body pattern. If you like, you can fold back or cut off the access cheek pieces as seen in the photo below.
Then glue the 2 small leg patterns on both sides of the front part (of the body pattern), using the photo below as a guide.
Use a sharpie to add a mouth and your frog is complete! Glue your frog on a popsicle stick to create a puppet out of your frog craft.
Allow everything to dry and your puppet is complete!
See? Super easy! The kids will love creating this cute frog craft just as much as they’ll enjoy playing with him, using their imagination with some fun creative playtime!
Ready to recreate your own frog puppet? Click the button below to grab the free printable template.