Fold a money origami butterfly from a dollar bill with this step-by-step guide.
This could make a great gift for a friend or be used as a creative way to tip.
This fold might be a little difficult for beginners but it's a fun challenge!
Let's get started!
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We will start on the front side of a straight one-dollar bill.
After folding make sure to crease the bill well and then flip over to the pyramid side.
Fold the bottom left corner to the top right above the "S" in "STATES."
Crease the bill and then flip the bill over.
Make a mirror fold on this other side from bottom right to above the other "S" in "STATES."
Fold over the leftover rectangular flap and crease it on both sides.
Once you are done, unfold the bill and flip it to the front side.
Fold the middle creases you just made to the center crease as shown.
Fold the bill in half from left to right on the front and crease it.
Then on the back where the eagle is showing you will fold it in half again.
Start by pulling the left half over the center crease and then begin to open it.
Take your time squash folding it into a point like shown.
If you stick a pen or pencil underneath the pointed flap it can help you get it all straight.
Make a mirror squash fold to the last one on the other side.
Pull both the wings down and fold to the line shown.
They don't have to be exact, just try to get them as even as possible.
Open the wings a little bit and just manipulate the middle inside part a bit until it moves down.
Push down on the middle of the wing a little bit and fold the top creases to the lines.
Again, they don't have to be exactly as shown but rather just as even as possible.
You can shape the wings to your liking, and fold little antennas on the head.
On the wing corners, you can just do simple rounding folds as shown.
Where the wings are folded over in the mid-wing you can just grab and roll the edges over a bit.
Now you have a finished dollar bill origami butterfly!
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