Homemade toys are such fun! Kids will love to make and play with this Jar Lid Croaking Frog Craft. Made from recycled jar lids kids can squeeze this frog toy and he really croaks! Ribbit, Ribbit!
This jar lid frog craft is great for making croaky music to go along with the “Five Little Speckled Frogs” song or as some fun creativity to go with your favourite frog story book.
You can see a short video on Instagram where you can hear it in action. Doesn’t it sound like a real frog!I love crafts that connect kids with animals and get them thinking about the natural world. You can see all our favourite animal and insect crafts here. Amongst readers favourites are Paper Plate Frog Masks, Articulated Snakes, Jungle Play Set and adorable Pop Up Bunnies.
Materials For A Croaking Frog Craft
- 2 Safety Button Jar Lids US
- Masking Tape US / UK
- 2 Wooden Craft Spoons US / UK
- Glue Gun US / UK
- Green Tissue Paper or Acrylic Paint
- Large Googly Eyes US / UK
- Sharpie Pens US / UK
How To Make Your Jar Lid Croaking Frog Craft
We made this croaking frog craft using two different methods. In the photo above the frog toy on the left is made with a tissue paper covering and the frog toy on the right has a painted finish. Both methods work well but the paint can scratch off after a while.
Tape the two popping jar lids together with masking tape. Don’t use plastic sticky tape because you won’t be able to paint over or cover it easily.
Cut the handles off your wooden craft spoons to make the frog’s eyes. A little hacksaw or bread knife works well. You don’t need to cut all the way through. Just make a little notch on either side and then you can simply snap it.
Use the glue gun to attach the wooden craft spoon frog eyes to the back of the jar lids.
If you are using the paper mache covering method. Tear your green tissue paper into sections and layer them onto your croaking frog until the jar lids are completely covered with a couple of thicknesses.
If you are choosing to paint your croaking frog craft then apply two or three layers of acrylic paint allowing each one to dry first. You can help prevent scratching by adding a layer of varnish if you want.
Finish off your croaking frog craft by drawing on a bright wide mouth and nostrils and gluing on some large froggy googly eyes.
Croak, croak, croak! Now you can give your homemade frog a gentle squeeze and hear him ribbit away!
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