Origami Money Twist Tie Butterfly Instructions

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Origami Money Twist Tie Butterfly Instructions

Introduction:

An easy origami to do for beginners and a fun activity with kids is this Money Twist Tie Butterfly. Using two pieces of dollar bills and a piece of twist tie, you can make your own 3D origami butterfly. Making this is quick and simple, and if you don’t have dollar bills on hand, you may use any rectangular pieces of paper. You may use a pipe cleaner or wire to tie the dollar bills together for the twist tie.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Instruction:

How to make a Money Twist Tie Butterfly - Step 01

The first thing to do is to fold the dollar bill into 1/4 sections each. To fold them equally, fold them in half and then fold it in half again. Crease the dollar bill then unfold.

How to make a Money Twist Tie Butterfly - Step 02

Second, make another four crease marks on the dollar bill. Use the illustration as a guide.The dollar bill should now be divided into 1/8 sections once folded.

How to make a Money Twist Tie Butterfly - Step 03

Fold and unfold the dollar bill again to make 8 more crease marks. Use the illustration as a guide.

How to make a Money Twist Tie Butterfly - Step 04

The dollar bill should now be divided into 1/16 sections once folded. Flip it over to the other side.

How to make a Money Twist Tie Butterfly - Step 05

Make 16 more crease marks on this side. The dollar bill should now  be divided into 1/32 sections.

Because of the crease marks made on both sides, it will form a zigzag line when viewed from the side. Compress the dollar bill as illustrated above.

It should now look like this! Set it aside for now and then grab a new piece of a dollar bill.

Start with a crisp dollar bill, bring the bottom right and left corner to the top edge of the dollar bill.

How to make a Money Twist Tie Butterfly - Step 08

Make three crease marks on the dollar bill. The crease marks should divide the dollar bill into 1/4 sections.  Flip the dollar bill after creasing it.

How to make a Money Twist Tie Butterfly - Step 09

Next, make four more crease marks on this side of the dollar bill. The crease marks should now divide the dollar bill into 1/8 sections.

How to make a Money Twist Tie Butterfly - Step 010

Repeat step 6 on this dollar bill. Compress the dollar bill as illustrated above.  this will be the top wing of the origami buttterfly.

How to make a Money Twist Tie Butterfly - Step 011

Bring back the first dollar bill and place it below the second one.

How to make a Money Twist Tie Butterfly - Step 012

Lastly, tie them together making sure both ends of the twist tie are on the top. This will be the antenna of the butterfly. Slightly spread open the wings.

How to make a Money Twist Tie Butterfly - Final

Your dollar bill origami butterfly is done! You may curl both ends of the twist tie to make the antenna of the butterfly nicer.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. You helped me out, and I thank you again!

  2. Very good
    Gorgeous

  3. Yes I’m going to give my parents 10 dollars each and this is going to make my gift better for them on Christmas

  4. easier than I expected! great tutorial

  5. Good tutorial!

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