How to Fold Pipe Cleaners Into a Frog

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Folding pipe cleaners into the shape of a frog is a way to expand the imagination of a child. Your frog will have two lower legs and a flat, spiral-shaped body. Press the back end of the spiral, once your frog is complete, to make it hop.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 green 18-inch-long pipe cleaners
  • 2 wobbly eyes
  • White glue
  • Pink construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Hold one 18-inch-pipe cleaner in your hand. Bend the top 3 inches down to the left to create a narrow 1/2-inch-wide letter C shape. The C shape represents the left frog foot.

  • Bend the 1 inch of the pipe cleaner below the foot upwards at a 90-degree angle to create an ankle. Bend the remaining 14 inches of pipe cleaner to the right at a 90-degree angle.

  • Roll the short end of the pipe cleaner back toward the ankle, creating a spiral-shaped disk. The disk represents the left portion of the frog body.

  • Hold a second 18-inch pipe cleaner in your hand. Bend the top 3 inches down to the right to create a narrow 1/2-inch-wide letter C shape. The C shape represents the right frog foot.

  • Bend the 1 inch of the second pipe cleaner below the foot upwards at a 90-degree angle to create an ankle. Bend the remaining 14 inches of pipe cleaner to the left at a 90-degree angle.

  • Roll the short end of the pipe cleaner back toward the ankle, creating a spiral-shaped disk. The disk represents the right portion of the frog body.

  • Press the left spiral disk atop the right spiral disk to connect the two portions of the body. Stand the frog on its feet atop a table.

  • Bond two wobbly eyes to the top of the frog body with white glue. Cut out a 1/4-by-3-inch frog tongue from pink construction paper. Roll the paper tongue to give it its classic spiral shape. Bond one end of the tongue to the underside of the frog body with white glue.

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