Paper Frog Craft -Template Included!

This paper frog craft doubles up as a cute frog gift bag. It would be fun to make as a spring craft for kids or with toddlers and preschoolers after singing the nursery rhyme 5 Little Speckled Frogs. Whatever your reason for making this cute craft simply grab the frog template and follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own frog paper craft. 

paper frog craft - template included!

If you are making this frog craft to pair with the nursery rhyme 5 Little Speckled Frogs one option could be to make the frog gift bag and then fill it with 5 frog puppets for your toddlers or preschoolers to use as props as they sing the nursery rhyme. 

If you're looking for more frog crafts or activity ideas check out our toilet paper roll frog craftorigami jumping frog craft, frog counting activity or frog sensory bin

paper frog craft

Below you'll find step-by-step instructions to make a frog gift bag using our frog template. The template also includes the pieces needed to make a duck gift bag


frog craft for kids

Paper Frog Craft

Supplies for your frog craft:

  • Frog craft template
  • Cardstock (light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue)
  • White paper gift bags 
  • Blue paint 
  • Foam paint brush 
  • Glue stick 
  • Scissors 
  • Pencil 
  • Black marker 
  • Googly eyes

paper frog craft supplies

How to make your frog craft:

STEP 1: Gather your supplies

Before you get started with your frog craft, make sure to gather up all your supplies! It makes it so much easier when you aren't chasing down all your supplies.

Be sure to print off your frog craft template. You can find it by scrolling down below.

STEP 2: Prepare your frog craft template and body parts

Cut out the frog template and trace it onto your colored cardstock. 

Trace the body of the frog onto light green cardstock and cut it out. Then trace the head and legs onto dark green cardstock and cut those out. Lastly, cut a small strip of light green cardstock.

frog template

STEP 3: Glue the legs onto the frog

First things first - we need to glue on the legs! Glue the front legs onto the frog's body and then the back legs. To create a 3D appearance, only glue at the edge of the back legs and flap up the rest as shown below.

paper frog craft template

STEP 4: Assemble the frog's face

Next, we're going to put together the frog's face. Start by gluing on the googly eyes and then draw on a mouth and nostril holes with a black marker. Finally, cut small pink circles and glue them onto the frog's cheeks.

make frog craft

STEP 5: Attach the frog's head to the body

Now, you're going to attach the frog's head to the body. Take the light green strip of cardstock and fold it into the shape of an M as shown below.

how to make a frog craft

Then, glue one end of the strip onto the frog's body and the other end onto the head.

frog craft

STEP 6: Assemble the puddle

Now it is time to add a puddle for your frog to sit on.  Trace the puddle template onto blue cardstock and cut it out. Then, cut out small strips of light blue cardstock as shown below.

puddle for frog craft

Once you've done that, glue the light blue strips onto the blue puddle pieces.

puddle for frog craft

STEP 6: Assemble gift bags

For the last step, it's time to assemble the gift bags! Glue the frog on top of the puddle and then paint the gift bags with a thin coat of light blue paint using a foam paint brush. Be sure to allow the paint to dry completely before continuing.

bag for frog craft

Now, glue the frog and puddle onto the gift bag. You may also want to cut out and glue on droplets of water from blue cardstock. 

paper bag frog craft

And that's it! Your paper frog craft is now complete. You can see in the images that there is also a duck version of this craft. The template has both the frog and duck crafts on it. We also have full instructions for the duck gift bag too!

frog gift bag craft


To get this frog template for free click on the link below and add $0. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

We hope that you have lots of fun making your frog gift bag.

Paper frog craft for kids. Frog template.

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