How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross

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How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross

Introduction:

Create this origami cross using a piece of a dollar bill! What’s special about this origami cross is that the “IN GOD WE TRUST” inscription of the 1$ bill is at the cross’s center. For this activity, this tutorial will illustrate the dollar bill’s side with the “ONE” printed on the tutorial below. That way, it is easier to follow on how to make this origami dollar cross.

Have fun making this fold, and don’t forget to share this trick once you learn it to your friends.

Step 1

Fold the Dollar Bill Like An Accordion

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 01

Lay a dollar bill in front of you flat. Make sure it is crisp and in landscape position. Also, you must be facing the side of the dollar bill that does not have a President's face.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 02

Fold the top edge towards the back. Make sure that by doing so the 1's on the corners are divided in half.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 03

Keep on folding to the back the rest of the dollar bill. The strip of the dollar bill with the inscription should only be the one visible.

Here's a tip: If you want a taller and leaner cross like our sample image above, fold the dollar bill into a slimmer strip before proceeding to the next step.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 04

Fold the left and right side to the back along the dashed lines.

Step 2

Do a Reverse Fold on the Right Edge

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 05

Fold the right side diagonally upwards as shown above. Crease it well then unfold.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 06

Make a reverse fold: Pry open the layers of the right side.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 07

As you pry open the right side bring it to the top in a diagonal direction.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 08

Once you have made a reverse fold, the dollar origami should look like this.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 09

Now flip the dollar bill over.

Step 3

Finishing Steps

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 010

Fold downwards the left top strip.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 011

Tuck the top strip nicely and then flip the dollar bill to the back.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 012.1

Bring the left edge to the right side.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 012.2

Make another reverse fold layer on the topmost layer. Direct it to the bottom and make sure to align it to the top strip.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Step 013

Flip the dollar bill over.

How to Fold a Dollar Origami Cross - Final

The dollar bill origami cross is now done!

Extra Tips

  • Make sure to sanitize the dollar bills first - keep your hands clean.
  • Have fun, have patience, and when you become a master at it don't be shy to share this fold to other people.
  • You can iron the bill to remove unwanted creases.
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