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Fold an Origami Frog that Jumps!

Katelyn Prince

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7 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. How To Fold The Frog’s Head

    • 3. How To Fold The Frog’s Body

    • 4. Another Way To Fold A Frog

    • 5. Choosing Your Paper

    • 6. Big Frogs or Small Frogs?

    • 7. Your Class Project


About This Class

In this class you will be learning how to fold an Origami Frog that actually jumps!

I will be going over how to fold two different variations of the jumping frog, and how paper thickness and size affects the frog's jumping ability.


1. Introduction: Hi, I'm Caitlin Prince. Welcome to my very first kill share video. If this goes well, I will have many, many more. Today's topic. Origami frogs. I'm going to be showing you how to make an origami frog that actually jumps. I've been folding origami as a hobby, Freddie, much my entire life. I love everything creative and paper and the fact that you could make one thing out of a piece of paper without having to cut it or glue. It just blew my mind. As a kid throughout my life, I folded probably about 1000 franks, if not more, with any piece of paper I could get my hands on. And because of that, I've learned a singer, too, about what kinds of paperwork best as well as how big or small paper should be for the frog to jump the absolute furthest camp. And I've decided to share that with in this class, I will be discussing how different sizes and weights of paper will affect how well your job , let's do it 2. How To Fold The Frog’s Head: In this video, I will be using a square piece of paper that is colored on the inside and white, the other in order to make your frog folder paper in half so that it's a rectangle with the colored side out and the white side for this foregone me. It does not matter which side the opening its next. Take the top edge and folded down diagonally so that it's parallel with the left edge. This should create increase from the top left corner down to the right side of the paper, now filled the top edge down to the right side. Do this should create an X on the paper. Turn the paper over and fold it down so that the crease is going across the middle of the X . If it gets stuck and doesn't fold the way you want it to just push the full down. Good. Now all your creases should meet at this center point, Turn your paper over and awesome. Take thes two edges and meet them together and press them down flat against the table. Now take the top part and fold it flat as well. Make sure decrease those edges all right now you have a triangle, the top part attached. And the two bottom points. Unattached. Take one of those unattached points and fold it straight up and do the same with the other side. Congratulations. Now you have a frog hit. In the next video, I will be showing you how to fold the rest of the frog's body. 3. How To Fold The Frog’s Body: now that we folded the frog's head, it's time to fold the rest of the body. Fold the bottom edge up to meet the topic here. Next, take the right edge and folded to the center of the front. Right where the arms come together. Do the same with the left side. You've got a lot of paper folded here, so just work. Slowly increase it as best as you can almost done. Now take this bottom edge and fold it up to the center just like you did before again. You've got a lot of paper here, so make sure you crease it well. All right, Now unfold and look at the creases you've made. You should have a top and bottom left square atop of bottom rectangle and a top and bottom right square. Now here's the tricky part. You're going to be folding this square in half diagonally by matching this crease with this crease, line up the sights and the creases until you have a nice triangle shape. Then make the full do the same with the right side matching this crease to this one. Sometimes it's helpful to start the crease off with your name. for the rest of the video. I will be referring to these triangles as the legs almost done. Now take the left and right edges and pushed them to the center at the same time. Push the bottom edge back up to the center, over the left and right edges, keeping the legs pointed straight out. This will create diagonal creases in the body of fraud. Now fold the right leg down along the crease that you just made. Tracing the crease with your nail. If necessary, Do the same with the left leg. The last thing you need to do is fold the very bottom of the legs to make the feet. Congratulations. You've just made an origami frog that actually jumps in the next video lesson. I will show you a different way You can fold a frog 4. Another Way To Fold A Frog: in this video, I'll be showing you another variation of the jumping from this starts out the same way Fold the paper and have to make a rectangle. Then fold the top edge down to the left edge, unfold and do the same on the right side. Turn it over and fold the X in half. Then turn it back over. Now do the same on the bottom fold to creases to Macon X, Turn the paper over and fold that exit. Now bring the topic down like this increased Do the same with the bottom edge. Now you have a diamond made of two triangles with the middle points attached and the left and right points Unattached. Now take the right point of the top triangle and folded up to meet with top point. Make sure these edges lineup do the same with the left point. You guessed it do the same with the lower half. Now you need to line this such up with this. In what way? Do the same with the left side. Ways of the arms. Now do the same with the lower house. Wait here We have a diamond with arms and legs. Now Here comes the tricky part. Take the bottom point of the diamonds and folded up to the middle way. You should look a little bit like a tail. Now you need to line the left edge up with the middle of the diamond. Do your best to make this edge parallel with the bottom edge with do the same with the right side ways. Almost done. Now fold the whole frog and half crease should be right between the arms and legs. Take this portion and folded. You really want these edges? Tow line up. Now push down on the top fold. Make it jump. This'll variation jumps much better than the first variation, but it is a little bit more complicated, so I won't be using it in following examples. In the next video lesson, I will be talking about different weights of paper and how they affect your frogs jumping ability. 5. Choosing Your Paper: in this video, I will be showing you how different weights of paper can affect how, while you're fucking jump thistles tissue paper. As you can see, it tends to have a mind of its own, and it's very, very light. This is normal origami paper that I used in the previous video, and this is just normal paper you would put in a printer. You are gonna be paper folds very nicely because it's supposed to. It is slightly thinner than the printing paper, which means it's easier to fool. I would recommend using origami paper if you're a beginner printing papers a little thicker , which means you'll get weird folds like this. They're really easy to fix, but they do happen more often. Areas where there's a lot of paper folded on top of each other tends to get really thick, and if you're not experienced, it can be difficult. But because the papers thicker, this frog is much springer and can actually jump further if you can get it to jump. That IHS tissue paper is much too thin. You have to be exact with your creases, or you get weird folds like this. It doesn't hold shape well, and unless you are holding the paper, it really does not stay. It's much easier to make a bunch of folds increases on top of each other, but I wouldn't recommend using it. And here it looks like it's jumping. But really, I'm just pushing it around. It's not jumping on its own it all. I'm just pushing it with my finger, and here I'm actually making them jump. In the next video, I will show you how the size of your starting paper can also affect your frogs jumping ability. 6. Big Frogs or Small Frogs?: and lastly, I want to show you how smaller paper size can actually make your frog jump further In this demonstration, I'm going to be using printer paper as it works the best in the last video. And instead of folding a whole new frog, I'm just going to use the one I already made. My starting paper sizes are roughly 5.5 square inches, 2.5 square inches and 1.5 square inches. The only real difference between these two paper sizes is that the smaller details, like the feet, are a little harder to get on the smaller piece of paper. They end up looking more mushed than actually folded. It's also more difficult to actually make the from jump. It's so small and springy that it tends to jump prematurely. But every now and then you get a really good jump for frog. This size, I am tracing the crease on pretty much every fold. Tiny nous of starting paper can make the crease is pretty difficult to get, and while this frog can jump elects direction, you have some level of control of where your frog is going to jump on the other. Size is not so much this one. Something else to notice that your frog is going to be about 1/4 of the size of your starting paper in the next video, I'll tell you about your class project. 7. Your Class Project: you did it. Thank you so much for watching your class project today is to post a picture of your origami frog or a short video of the jumping. I look forward to seeing what you guys make. And if you need any help at all, just ask if you enjoyed this video. Please leave a nice review and I will see you in the next one.