Use this step-by-step guide to make your own dollar bill origami dog.
This not a super easy fold, it is challenging, but it is fun and there are steps in which you can customize it to your liking.
Folding this money origami design will help you make a creative gift for a dog lover in your life!
Let's Get Started!
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We will start on the backside of a one-dollar bill.
Make the crease and then unfold the bill.
Make the first fold to the "O", and crease it.
Then just make one fold right where the edge meets the "O" on the bill.
This is just to make a crease and then unfold.
You can use the letter "t" on top of the bill as a guide and point the corner at it.
Then make a simple fold from edge to edge on the bottom-left folded corner.
Fold the bottom left edge as shown to make a crease.
Then just turn the fold inside out, so the left part of the fold is on top as shown in step 4.
Fold the top left corner to the bottom left edge, and then back up to the top edge.
Repeat the same steps on the other side of the point so that both sides look the same.
With the bill vertical, fold the left edge to meet the middle of the "O" on the bill.
After the crease is made then you can then unfold it.
This time fold the middle of the "O" line to meet the diagonal crease you just made.
Once again yo then unfold it once you have made the crease.
First, fold the top left corner to meet the vertical centerline.
Then fold the top of the bill down to the top of the black circle.
After the crease is made, unfold the bill again.
Fold the top right corner to meet the vertical centerline.
Then fold the top of the bill down to the top of the black circle again.
After the fold is made, flip over the bill.
Take the left edge of the bill to meet the middle of the "O" line.
Make the crease and then unfold it again.
Fold the horizontal crease line that falls in between the "C" and "A" in "AMERICA."
Unfold it again once you have made the new crease.
Fold the same previous horizontal line down about the edge of the "E" in "ONE."
Make another similar fold from the middle of the "O" line to the other edge of the "E" in "ONE."
First squash fold the two left corners like shown in the picture.
Just take it slow as this can be a harder fold.
Then shape the bordered edges inward slightly as shown.
This does not have to be perfect by any means, just barely shaped.
Repeat the same steps for the other side like shown.
Again, it does not have to be perfect, you can do some more shaping later.
Simply fold the dog together to make a crease, and then unfold it.
Start by folding the bottom right up to meet the middle of the "O" line to crease it.
Unfold it and then make a similar fold from the bottom left to the same middle of the "O" line.
You will use the creases you made in the last steps to fold the dog in half again.
Take both open edges on the back of the head and fold them over and forward to make a flat triangle like shown.
Then fold the dog in half again like the previous step.
These last parts are all personal preference for shaping.
You can shape the front legs and neck by flipping it over and squash folding them how you like.
Alternatively, you can just slightly curl the front edges of the legs inward.
Take the tail, push it under, and then fold the dog flat.
Then fold it back out partially so the tail perks up.
You can also do a similar style fold to the mouth area for some better facial shaping.
These can be tricky, but if you fold them wrong a few times it is not a big deal.
You basically just pinch fold to make the shape of the ear you like and then fold it upwards.
In other words, you first pull up a bit on where you want the ear.
Then tuck both left and right sides to fold underneath the part you are pulling up on.
The final shaping will probably be unique to your personal preference.
You can curl the hind end in slightly, and then curl the tips of the legs to make feet.
Like previously mentioned, you can also easily shape the face how you like.
We hope you enjoyed making this money origami dog or at least checking out this awesome design.
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