Make a fly-eating frog

Frogs are carnivores and love to eat flies, spiders, beetles and snails. They use long tongues with sticky saliva to catch their prey. This craft is a fun way to make your own fly-eating frog from a toilet roll tube. Pull the string to make the frog gobble up its prey!


© Lyndsay Mark

What you will need:

  • A toilet roll tube
  • Paints (or felt tip pens)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Paper
  • A black pen
  • Tape

How to make your frog:

  1. Cut your toilet roll tube in half.
  2. Paint or colour one half of the toilet roll tube with a suitable froggy design.
  3. Place a 30cm length of string through the tube.
  4. Tape down either side of the string at the tail end of the frog (the string should still be able to move back and forth through the tube).
  5. Draw a fly on paper and cut it out.
  6. Use tape and stick over both sides of the fly to make it more durable. Cut away any excess tape.
  7. Make a small hole using a hole punch or scissors (you may need to ask an adult for help with this bit) in the fly and thread onto the string. Secure with a knot.
  8. Pull the string for the fly to be eaten by your frog.
  9. Why not add legs to your frog or other yummy treats for it to eat.
© Lyndsay Mark


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Time to complete

30 mins

Suitable for age

Suitable location

Resource Level

Curriculum linked

Sciences (Biology; ecology; natural history; planet Earth topic)

Expressive Arts (Art and design)


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