Surprise your friends and loved ones with a card that "jumps" out! This adorable frog card is a great way to learn how to fold and layer paper to create a 3-D effect. Not only is it simple and inexpensive, but it's also a snap for little hands to make.
What You Need:
- Construction paper
- Googly eyes
- Black thin marker
What You Do:
- Have your child fold a sheet of green construction paper in half and draw half of a frog starting from the folded seam. Draw it as large as possible, leaving space for the eyes. Keep the paper folded and have him cut out his frog.
- Open the folded frog and flip it over so you're working on the back side of the paper.
- Have him mark a straight line where the frog's mouth will be using a pencil.
- Fold the paper in half again and have him cut along the line. Unfold the frog, and refold it so the front of the frog is on the outside of the fold.
- Fold back the paper where the cut on each side is to create two triangles.
- Open the frog and push the mouth out to make it pop open into a diamond shape.
- Fold the other sheet of construction paper in half.
- He can now glue the frog on the back side and adhere it to the other sheet of paper, matching up the folded seams.
- Glue on the googly eyes.
- Cut out a tongue from a piece of red construction paper and glue it inside the bottom part of the mouth.
- Now, have him draw and cut out flies, or bugs, from construction paper and glue them in place.
- If he likes, he can outline everything in black marker and draw in motion lines for the bugs.
- Finally, he can write a message to a friend on the front of the card and give someone a peek-a-boo surprise!