Frog Paper Plate Craft

Learn how to make an easy paper plate frog craft for kids of all ages using basic craft supplies that you may already have at home.

frog paper plate craft

This easy frog craft is a fun way for kids to not only make a cute frog craft, but a great way to kids to also learn about the frog life cycle and other fun frog facts too.

Have you seen how kids get uber-excited when they visit the zoo or see an animal on TV? That’s because kids love animals! And if you are a parent to young children or are a primary school teacher, I’ve got something awesome up my sleeve for you…

Today, I will teach you how to make a paper plate frog craft! This cute frog craft is pretty easy to make, plus it’s a fun way to spend quality time with your children.

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Why Make Frog Crafts for Kids?

Kids love animals! And while elephants, lions, and deer might be something they talk about all the time, they love small and cute animals equally. This includes cats, dogs, birds, and of course, frogs.

I’ll also create crafts for other animals, but I decided to start with this easy frog craft. Just recently, I made a free template for a frog life cycle, which was a hit among parents and teachers. Therefore, I decided to make something related to it, and this paper frog craft seemed like a fun craft activity.

So, why should you make fun frog crafts for kids? You see, kids are very intelligent, and when they get to work, they make sure they do it to the best of their abilities. And indulging them in arts and crafts activities is a great way to keep them busy and let their imagination go wild!

Plus, these adorable frog help develop fine motor skills and improve hand-eye coordination. But that’s not all! When kids work with different materials, they learn about colors and textures they never knew about. And that’s precisely what makes this perfect preschool frog paper craft about!

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How to Make this Easy Peasy Frog Craft?

This is one of my favorite frog crafts, as it is easy and fun to make. You don’t need out-of-this-world supplies to create it; most of them are readily available at home. For instance, we need paper plates to make the frog’s face and eyes. For the frog’s eyes detailing, we’ll use black colored paper; however, you can also glue googly eyes to make it so much fun.

Next, it’s time to cover the paper plate with green construction paper or paint to give the frog’s body a green shade. Use fuzzy wires or pipe cleaners to outline the frog’s mouth and make the tongue.

The additional detailing depends on how creative you can get. For instance, if you’re making little speckled frogs, you can draw specks using a black marker. Or if you’re making a red-eyed tree frog, you can use red paper to dot the eyes. You can also use green or white paper to make the frog legs.

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Cute Frog Craft with lily pad for young kids

Simple Frog Crafts

If you enjoyed making this frog craft, there’s more where that came from! You can find plenty of other easy frog arts and crafts on my website, including How to Draw a Frog, Frog Coloring Pages, the letter f coloring page, and other fun Frog Activities.

We highlighted these Frog Activities and some other fun kid’s crafts in our March Arts and Crafts and our 101+ Easy Kids Crafts.

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Supplies For Frog Paper Plate Craft

frog craft supplies
  • Paper Plate
  • Black and Green Construction Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue (Craft Glue, Hot Glue Gun, and Hot Glue)
  • Pipe Cleaners (Green and Red)

How To Make Paper Plate Frog Craft

cut paper plate in half for frog

Start by cutting the paper plate in half.

cut green paper craft frog

Trace the half paper plate out of the green paper and cut it out.

glue green paper to paper plate

Glue the green paper to one side of the paper plate

green half circle frog body

* Note that if scissor skills are a challenge, or if your older kids would like to cover the paper plate with green paint, that works too.

two white arches for frog eyes

Cut two half arches out of the other half of the paper plate.

frog crafts for preschoolers black paper eyes mouth

Cut a half circle out of the black paper and then slightly smaller than the white half arches for the eyes

glue black eyes on white eyes

Glue the black part of the eyes to the white part of the eyes.

glue green pipe cleaner to top of eye

For the pipe cleaner portion of the craft, we used a hot glue gun. You can also use craft glue to attach the pipe cleaner to the outline of each of the eyes.

paper frog eyes

Using the scissors, cut off any excess pipe cleaner.

paper frog craft black mouth

Next, glue the frog’s mouth to the middle of the green frog’s body.

adorable frog crafts glue red pipe cleaner around mouth

Grab one or two of the red pipe cleaners.

glue frog mouth to paper plate

Glue the pipe cleaner to the outside of the mouth. Depending on the size, you may need a portion of a second pipe cleaner.

hot glue eyes to paper plate

The next step is to attach the frog eyes to the paper plate body. Glue them to the top of the paper plate.

fold frog tongue out of pipe cleaner

For the Frog’s tongue, fold one red pipe cleaner in half and then bend it into a sort of S shape.

glue pipe cleaner to frog mouth

The last step is to glue the tongue to the middle of the frog’s mouth. Glue the ends of the pipe cleaner to the mouth, so the end of the tongue is the folded side.

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Viola, all the frog pieces create the perfect preschool frog craft.

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