A Creative Way to Give Cash -- Money Origami Frog

A Creative Way to Give Cash — Money Origami Frog

Most people love to receive cash as a gift. Whatever your age or the special event — birthday, graduation, wedding — cash is always appreciated. Now, just receiving a wad of cash isn’t that exciting, so why not give your cash in the shape of a money origami frog that can actually hop?!! What? I first learned how to make an origami frog at summer camp when I was in grade school. It has become my most well-know talent. I make frogs out of newspapers, school programs, napkins and now money! Good luck and happy gift-giving!!

What you will need:

  • Cash
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Gift box
  • Ribbon
  • Patience 🙂


1. First, go to the bank and get some cash. Then watch this video on how to make a money origami frog. Be patient. I promise once you get this down, you will never forget how to do it. If you happen to forget how to do it, then come back and visit me so I can remind you.

Origami Jumping Dollar Frog Video

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2. Once you have your frog, write a small note in the shape of the frog’s tongue and using a small piece of tape, tape your witty message under your frog’s head.

My gift was for my nephew’s 18th birthday. The message was: “Here’s a little $ as you LEAP into adulthood!” 

Some other messages you might use are:

For a wedding: “Taking the LEAP is more fun together! Congrats!”

For a graduation: “Here’s a little $ as you LEAP off to college!”

For a birthday: “Here’s LEAPING at you, kid! Happy Birthday!”

3. Place your cash (if you have more than the frog) into a cute gift box and place your money frog on top along with the lid.

4. Tie a fun ribbon around your gift.

Once your unique cash gift is received, you will be crowned the most creative and coolest gift-giver EVAH!