This adorable Pipe Cleaner Frog Craft is a fun activity for kids in the springtime. You will need pom poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and around 20 minutes to create this little guy! It’s the perfect way to keep those little hands busy and brains engaged.
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Pipe Cleaner Frog Craft
The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.
Looking for a fun craft to do with your kids? Check out this cute frog craft made with green pom poms and pipe cleaners!
It’s a great craft to talk about this tailless amphibian, as well as an opportunity to work on colors and counting, making it an ideal home/classroom activity. You could even use them in roleplaying or storytelling.
Check out these books about frogs:
- National Geographic Readers: Tadpole to Frog
- Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures
- Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?: How Animals Keep Warm
- I Don’t Want to Be a Frog
- Frog and Toad are Friends
While we’ve made our frogs to common green color, you could make your pompom frogs with different colors and have a whole colony!
Read on for the materials you need to make this craft, the printable tutorial card, as well as some fun facts about frogs.
Materials & Tools Used in This Craft
The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below.
Cheap Craft Supplies
A great thing about this pipe cleaner frog craft idea is that it’s very budget-friendly using supplies you may already have or can be purchased cheaply in stores:
If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the Poundshop, The Range, Wilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies. The rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store – sorry! But hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!
More Pipe Cleaner Crafts
Looking for more pipecleaner crafts? Here are some more for you to check out! Just right-click and open a new tab to read next!
- Pom Pom and Pipe Cleaner Swan Craft
- Kid-Friendly Long-Legged Pipe Cleaner Spiders Craft for Halloween!
- Pipe Cleaner & Pom Pom Reindeer Craft
I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home for you to try!
Fun Facts About Frogs
- There are more than 6,000 species of frog, and they can be found all over the world, apart from Antarctica.
- Not all frogs are green. There are species in all colors of the rainbow! Some are multi-colored, with patterns, spots, or stripes.
- Bright colorful frogs are usually found in tropical regions.
- A frog’s bulging eyes allow it to see in front, sides, and partially behind it, giving them an almost 180° field of vision.
- A frog can’t keep its eyes open when eating.
- Even though the look similar, frogs and toads are very different!
- Frogs have smooth, wet skin, have teeth, and live mostly in water. Toads have bumpy, dry skin, don’t have teeth, and live on land near water.
- A group of frogs is called an army.
- The biggest frog in the world is the Goliath frog that lives in West Africa and weighs 7lb/3kg!
- Frogs don’t drink water, but absorb it through their skin.
- The most poisonous frog in the world is the Golden Poison Frog that is found in Central and South American rainforests.
- The smallest frog in the world is the size of a housefly!
- A frog’s call is called a croak.
How Do I Make Pipe Cleaner Frog Craft?
Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- Tacky Glue
- Cut and bend green pipe cleaners to create the frog's back and front legs, and the pink pipe cleaner to create a curly tongue. The length you use to bend into shape will depend on the size of your pom poms. Pipe cleaners can easily change shape as required!
- Glue a large pompom on top of the pipe cleaner legs to create the frog's body.
- Glue small pompoms on top of the body for eyelids.
- Glue the googly eyes on the front of the eyelids, and the pipe cleaner tongue to the front as shown.