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Tree Frog

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1. Make the frog base.

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2. Fold the right flap of paper over to create a smooth diamond shape. Repeat on the back side of the base.

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3. Fold the sides of the paper inward, like so.

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4. Repeat Step 3 on the remaining three smooth paper surfaces.

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5. With the top layer only, bring the bottom of the paper upward.

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6. Next, smoosh the paper between the folds on either side of it. This is similar to how you would create the crane’s next and tail.

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7. Bend the paper like so, and crease it so that the arm jutting out from the side folds in on itself. This step is very similar to how you would create the crane’s beak.

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The result of Steps 5 -7 should look like this.

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8. Repeat Steps 5 -7 on the flap of paper to the left of the arm you just made. (Tip: Do not try to position the arms directly across from each other at this point in the process. They will move into place when you go on to create the frog’s legs.)

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9. After you have created the frog’s second arm, fold the flaps of paper over so that the arms are across from one another, and the remaining two flaps of paper are facing downward, like so.

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10. Repeat Steps 5-7 on one of the lower flaps of paper.

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Tip: Make sure to crease the paper near the bottom of the frog’s body.

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11. Repeat Steps 5-7 on the other leg.

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12. Make additional folds on the frogs arms and legs to add detail. (Tip: Fold in the opposite direction of the way the paper is resting. Make one upward fold on each arm, and one downward fold then one upward fold on the frog’s legs.)

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13. Hold the frog by its back legs and blow air into the small opening in the paper.

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Your origami tree frog is complete!


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Crane

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1. Start with the crane base.

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2. Fold the sides of the top layer into the center line.

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3. Repeat Step 2 on the reverse side.

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4. Bend one of the “legs” upward. Do this for the other leg, and then flip the paper over and do the same on the other side to create a strong crease on each leg.

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5. After you’ve creased both legs, slightly unfold one of the legs and begin to flip it inside out, while pulling it toward the top of the paper.

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After you complete Step 5, the paper should look like this.

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6. Do the same for the other leg.

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7. Hold the paper at the base of one of the legs and gently pull the leg out slightly. Do this to each leg.

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8. Gently unfold the top of one of the legs and fold the “beak” inward.

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9. Your crane should look like this now. To complete it, gently pull on the wings in opposite directions. This will expand the body of the crane and complete the piece.

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Congratulations! You’re origami crane is complete!