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Dollar Bill Origami Sailboat: Easy 7 Step Fold

dollar bill origami sailboat
Updated on 03/20/22

Learn how to fold a dollar bill money origami sailboat with this quick and easy guide.

This is an easy difficulty tutorial and should be foldable in less than 10 minutes!

If you want to practice without wasting all your fresh and crisp dollar bills, consider picking up some fake money. It’s cheap and will let you fold hundreds of creations without the need of begging your local bank for all their nice bills! Here is our favorite fake money for origami.

Let’s get started!

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For this sailboat, we will start on the backside of a one-dollar bill.

Dollar Bill Backside

STEP 1: Fold the bill in half from left to right

Dollar Bill Origami Sailboat 1

After the fold is made, crease the bill in the middle and then unfold it.

STEP 2: Fold the top corners down to meet the bottom edge

Dollar Bill Origami Sailboat 2

You are folding the left and right sides to match the bottom edge of the bill.

STEP 3: Fold the right bottom tip to meet the inside corner

Dollar Bill Origami Sailboat 3

Once you crease it well, you can unfold it and flip the bill over.

STEP 4: Fold both bottom edges up to meet the middle crease

Dollar Bill Origami Sailboat 4

Make sure to crease all the folds well.

STEP 5: Unfold the left flap and fold it twice

Dollar Bill Origami Sailboat 5

First, you basically fold the triangle in half from left to right.

Then fold it back down over itself on the crease that is shown.

STEP 6: Fold the whole flap up, then fold the right tip

Dollar Bill Origami Sailboat 6

You will fold the left flap up to meet the middle crease.

Then fold the right little tip over as shown.

When you are done, flip the dollar bill over.

STEP 7: Fold the bill in half and finish shaping

Dollar Bill Origami Sailboat 7

Once you have folded it in half from right to left, as shown, you have a boat.

From here on, the final shaping is, of course, your choice.

I chose to fold the boat’s base behind somewhat and pull the sails apart a bit.

You can also fold the left sail over itself just a little bit for even more detail.

Dollar Bill Money Origami Sailboat

We hope you enjoyed making this dollar bill sailboat!

Happy Folding!


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