Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Paper Frogs
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of paper frogs. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.


The Blow-Up Frog - c1720 onwards


The Flat Frog - 1900

As far as I know this design fist appears in 'Die Frobelschen Beschaftigungen: Das Falten' by Marie Muller-Wunderlich, which was published by Friedrich Brandstetter in Leipzig in 1900.


The Jumping Frog - 1963