Follow this guide to make a dollar bill origami elephant.
This is one of the cooler dollar bill origami animals to make.
It is not the easiest money origami fold, but it is a fun challenge.
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Start with the backside of a fresh dollar bill.
Make a crease when folded and then unfold the bill.
The first steps are similar to folding a paper airplane.
Fold the white part to the other side of the bill, then flip the bill over.
Once you crease the top right corner, you can unfold it.
You can use the crease line you just made to make the next fold.
Fully fold to the line you made in the last step and crease it.
When you fold left to middle, let the point fold out on top.
After you make these folds and crease, flip the whole bill over.
They don't have to be perfect, just try to make them as straight as possible.
Pull the top layer of the edges in and use your finger or pen to open up the little points.
Then squash fold the points down making them flat.
Do this on both sides and it should look something like this next picture.
Flip it over to the other side when these folds are complete.
You want it to fold pretty close to the center of George Washington's head.
When you crease the fold you can flip the bill completely over.
You can follow lines to first bend the elephant trunk diagonally down behind the front leg.
Next, you bend in back so the top triangular edges of the trunk meet.
You can follow the lines to make two more trunk bends.
The first one takes the tip of the trunk to meet the belly of the elephant.
For the second bend, you can squeeze somewhere on the left edge and bend it back over your thumb.
You can push the whole trunk evenly underneath the body.
Then squeeze the top of the head while you push the trunk back out.
Then just curve the tip of the trunk a little if you want.
Fold a point out between the back legs and fold it flat to make the tail.
Bend the bottom ear tip over to meet the front of the leg.
You can then turn it inside out to tuck it under the ear.
This tucks the point in under the ear to give it better shape.
You can do this on both sides according to your preferences.
Take a look at your sweet new dollar bill elephant!
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