They start life as a humble toilet roll. With a lick of paint and some extra features, they’re transformed into little frogs.
Time: 10 minutes
Ages: Little kids to big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy
You will need:
- Toilet rolls
- Green and yellow paints – acrylics work best
- Paint brush
- Green and red felt
- Googly eyes
Step 1: Fold the ends of your tube
Fold the top of one side of your tube into the centre. Then do the same at the bottom.
You end up with a nice curved edge with two sticking up corners.
Step 2: Cut curved edges at one end
At one end of your tube cut along the curved lines.
This will be your frog’s big wide mouth.
Step 3: Paint your frog
Paint your tube with green paint, both inside and out. Acrylic paint covers the cardboard in a thick coat.
Once the green paint is dry paint on some yellow spots.
Step 4: Cut out the legs and a curly whirly tongue
Take the green felt and cut out four legs with webbed feet.
Then cut a spiral from red felt to make your frog’s long tongue.
If you don’t have felt then you can also use card instead.
Step 5: Glue on the legs
Stick your frog’s legs to the underside of your tube – 2 at the front and 2 at the back.
Step 6: Add the eyes and the tongue
To finish off your little speckled frog glue on 2 google eyes.
Stick the tongue inside your frog’s mouth. Unwind the felt spiral tongue so that it is long enough for your frog to catch some yummy flies for lunch.