Occurring once every four years, each Leap Year comes and goes so quickly without many people noticing, but deciding what to do with an extra 24 hours is fun to think about. Go the crafty route this Leap Year with hopping-themed activities with non-other than the jumping masters of the amphibian kingdom, frogs. Frogs away this Leap Year with these crafty frog projects for kids!
A fun treat to sculpt and eat, this cookie frog recipe from the Celebration Shoppe
features vanilla cookies, green candies, and a red-Chicklet tongue. Stack four round cookies on top of two oval-shaped ones, sandwich the red Chicklet in between the the wafers of the top cookie, and finish off with two green-candy eyes. Simple but oh-so sweet for Leap Year!
A two-dimensional take on the four-legged hopper, this paper plate frog craft from BusyBeeKidsCrafts.com
is surely the frogs' logs (bees' knees doesn't have the same effect here). Some glue, construction paper, pipe cleaners, and paper plates later, the kids will love their green masterpieces, hand-print feet and all.
Paper bags are great for crafting with kids, and these paper-bag frogs featured on Lakeshore Learning
are jump-tastic! After cutting out the frog template, the kids can color the frogs and paste "The Leap Year Poem" on one side. Learning about the Leap Year and getting crafty are a fantastic and fun combination.
Hop into the Leap Year with clay-pot frogs as seen at Glued to My Crafts
. Turn mini pots into green, googly-eyed creatures with paint and foam. The kids will have fun painting and seeing the pots transform before their eyes. Since this craft calls for a hot glue gun, adult assembly or assistance is required. Sit these little guys atop a table or shelf for the kids to remember their froggy festivities for Leap Years to come.