Paper Plate Frog With Moving Tongue

Did you know there are over 5000 species of frogs? Or some frogs can jump 20 times their size or that some species like poison dart frogs are poisonous?

Frogs are fascinating animals for everyone but especially for children. They come in so many colors and have quite a few entertaining characteristics. They hop or jump everywhere. They are amphibious - meaning they can live on the land or in the water. That’s a fun ability!

Have you seen a frog eat? They have super long sticky tongues that they use to catch food such as flies or small insects. It’s quite something to watch them go about getting their belly full with just the tongue.

This movement is so fast often the prey doesn't have a chance to escape. A frog's tongue can snap back into its mouth within 15/100ths of a second.

After our popular Chomp Chomp Bunny Craft, we found that frog meal time actually makes for a fun craft activity for preschool children at school, art classes or home.

All you need is a paper plate and basic craft supplies and you are all set to make your very own “Eat Eat Frog Toy”. Have fun and learn too.


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Frog Template
Paper Plate
Large Googly Eyes
Cardstock Paper (Pink)
Acrylic Paint (Or any color of your choice)
Dark Green Marker
Safety Paper Cutter


1. Download our frog printable (linked under materials) or your draw frog directly on a paper plate.

2. Color the frog green and cut out the frog (if you're using template).

3. Glue the frog cutout on a paper plate.

4. Make spots on frog's body using a dark green marker.

5. Glue googly eyes on the frog.

6. Cut out a strip of pink cardstock paper (roughy 0.2 x 8 inches). Make a circular fold on one end using a pencil.

7. Carefully make a small cut on the frog's smile using a safety paper cutter.

8. Insert the flat end of the pink paper through the cut such that can control it's motion from the back.

And that's it. Kid's are all set to have fun with their moving tongue frog.

Paper plates are my favorite craft supplies. They are so inexpensive and versatile craft supply. Plus paper plates are easily available at schools and at home.

We have over 30 Paper Plate Crafts and most of them have some kind of fun motion. These are crafts that kids can make and play with after making.

We have curated 30+ lovely spring crafts and activities for kids. You will find here lots of simple crafts for preschool kids to many fun activities for older kids as well. Here are you - 30+ SPRING CRAFTS FOR KIDS

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  1. could you please tell me how to get the frog printable,ive already sign up


    1. Hi Deb, If you have already subscribed, you can find a link to download the templates in the last newsletter from us. Just search for 'The Joy of Sharing' in your inbox. Please save our email address into your contact list so you don’t miss our emails. Or you can email me at and I will send you the template. Hope it helps!