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.
Fold the Dollar Bill Like An Accordion
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.
Fold the top edge towards the back. Make sure that by doing so the 1's on the corners are divided in half.
Fold it again in half.
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.
Do a Reverse Fold on the Right Edge
Fold the left and right side to the back along the direction of the arrows. Flip it over once folded. The picture above is the side view once doing so.
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 left top strip.
Flip it over to the back.
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.
- Make sure to clean 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.