This paper plate frog craft could not be easier to make. It is the perfect preschool frog craft and takes just a few supplies from “In the Bag”. Did you know that we have a list of supplies that we recommend you keep in your kids’ craft bag? (The reason for our name). And not only do we recommend them, but we use them for every single creative project that we do here to keep crafting with your kids easy and do-able, even when life is hectic.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plate (9-inch coated)
- Green paint
- Large pompom
- Light green tissue paper squares
- 2 Pieces green construction paper
- Kid scissors
- Glue stick
- 2 Large googly eyes (self-adhesive)
- Long scrap of red construction paper
- Green marker
- Black Sharpie marker
- Frog craft template
*In this tutorial we will be making a green frog. But, as you know, frogs come in many colors. So, please feel free to change things up.
Step 1: Paint the Frog Craft
- Lay out a piece of newspaper and place the paper plate on top, bottom side up.
- Squeeze some green paint into onto the newspaper.
- Use the large pompom to paint the bottom of the paper plate. *This may take a couple of coats.
- Set the plate aside to dry.
Step 2: Cut Out the Pieces
- As you are waiting for the paint to dry (which shouldn’t take long), print the frog craft template.
- Cut out the template pieces and trace them onto the green construction paper.
- Then cut the pieces out for your frog paper plate craft.
*If you are making this with little ones, you will likely need to help with the cutting since there are some more complex shapes included.
Step 3: Add the Frog Spots
- Now the the paint has dried, dot the paper plate with the glue stick. *Leave about 1/4 of the plate free of tissue paper spots. This is where the frog’s face will be.
- Place a square of light green tissue paper on each glue dot.
- If you want, use the glue to stick down the loose pieces of the tissue paper. But this is not essential.
Step 4: Give Your Paper Plate Frog Craft Legs
- Again using the glue stick, glue the back legs on your easy frog craft.
- Now glue the front legs onto your frog paper craft.
Step 5: Add Eyes to Your Frog Craft
- Fold the bottom of each of the cut out frog eyes about 1/2″. This will be the part that gets glued to the head of the frog.
- Stick a large googly eye on each of the cut outs.
- Finally use the glue stick to attach the eyes to your paper plate frog craft.
Step 6: Add a Long Frog Tongue
- The last part of your frog craft will be his long fly eating tongue.
- Cut a long strip of red construction paper and round one end.
- Wrap the strip of paper around a pencil so that it curls.
- Last, glue the non-rounded end to your frog art and craft.
Step 7: Finalize Your Paper Frog Craft
- Let’s add some details to this frog craft activity.
- Use the green marker to roughly outline each part. Then add some spots to the frog’s legs.
- Finally, use the black Sharpie marker to give your frog some nostrils.
Watch the full tutorial for this easy frog craft here:
It’s about to be Spring around here, and I can’t wait for the all of the little critters (other than the bugs) that will bring back into our world. This would be a great craft to include when doing frog activities for preschool. Placing the little tissue paper squares is a great way to promote fine motor skills.