There are various ways to fold a dollar bill into a star. One way is to fold it into a six-pointed origami star. This origami hexagram may look tricky to do, but it is actually quick and easy to make. You will only be needing a piece of a dollar bill for this origami star. You don’t necessarily need to use a dollar bill. Any rectangular piece of paper with a 7:3 proportion will do great for this activity!
Before you begin the folding, don’t you know that the six-point star is also known as the star of David. Its meaning is tied to the Jewish and Judaism religion. Also, its shape is a hexagram which is a compound of two equilateral triangles.
Anyways, we hope you enjoy reading this guide. Have fun!
Fold the Bill into a Triangle
To begin this activity, you must first get a dollar bill or any paper with the same proportion. Then find a suitable place to begin folding the six point star origami.
Fold the dollar bill crosswise in half. Crease it well and then unfold.
Diagonally fold the right bottom corner towards the middle horizontal line. Take note of the shortest side of the triangle you see before you now from the fold you made.
Diagonally fold the right upper corner of the triangle towards the bottom edge of the bill to create an isosceles triangle. Fold along the the shortest side of the triangle. Then you'd have something similar from the photo above.
Diagonally fold the left triangle upwards.
Insert the bottom right corner to the “pocket” of the triangle.
This si what the triangle should look like once the bottom corner is fully inserted.
Rotate the dollar bill clockwise until the top left corner is in the top middle. Hooray! Good job, now it's time to proceed to the next step.
But first make a vertical crease line by folding the triangle in half.
Fold the Bill Into a Hexagon
To fold a hexagon you must first make two diagonal crease lines. Start with the diagonal line that runs from left corner to the middle horizontal crease lime. Then do the same to create the right corner to middle left edge crease line.
Unfold it and you should then have nice diagonal creaselines.
Bring the top corner towards the bottom edge. Crease well and unfold.
Then fold the right corner towards the middle. Diagonally fold along the line made by the line that starts at base of the vertical crease line and ends in the right edge of the horizontal crease line. Then unfold.
Do the same for the right side.
Then flip the dollar bill so you could see the other side.
Fold the top corner so that it will touch the middle crease line perfectly.
Then do the same for the bottom left and right corners.
Fold a Dollar Into a Star - Final Steps
Flip the dollar piece to the other side.
Fold the top edge to the center of the folded dollar bill.
Bring the bottom right edge to the center.
Repeat the same step on the bottom left side. Almost done!
Flip it over to the other side. Congratulations your dollar bill is now folded into the shape of a star. For more awesome dollar bill origami instructions check out the articles below.
- You could iron your bills so to get rid of unwanted creases. This also makes the paper more presentable later on.
- This guide will always be here so you could come back in case you forget a step. And if you're stuck with a particular step just drop a comment down below - we'll help ASAP.
- Clean your dollar bills first before folding! Stay on the safe side by washing the paper/s first.