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.
Difficulty Level: Easy – Intermediate
Face the side of the dollar bill where the face of George Washington in front. Make three creases along the dashed lines and then flip it over.
Fold downward the top edge of the dollar bill along the dashed line.
Mountain fold along the dashed line as illustrated above. Make sure you don’t fold the inscription to the back side.
Mountain fold along the dashed line. Keep in mind that the “IN GOD WE TRUST” inscription remains at the front.
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.
Fold the left and right side to the back along the direction of the arrows. Flip it over once folded.
Fold the right side diagonally upwards as shown above. Crease it well then unfold.
Pry open the layers of the right side and do a reverse fold.
Once you have made a reverse fold, the dollar origami should look like this. Now flip the dollar bill over.
Fold downwards the top strip (Left image). Tuck it over and then flip the dollar bill to the other side
Bring the left edge to the right side.
Diagonally fold the top layer downwards. Make sure to align it to the top strip.
It should now look like the left illustrated image. Crease it well and the unfold as shown on the right image.
Pry open the layer on the left side.
Bring the left side to the right side and then insert it between the layers. Now make another reverse fold on the bottom strip of the paper.
The back side should look something like this. Now flip the dollar origami to the other side.
Your money origami cross is done!