Creating a cross from a dollar bill can be easy. By following the tutorial below, you can have a unique version of an origami cross. If you don’t want to use a dollar bill for this activity, then it’s fine. You may use any piece of rectangular paper that you prefer. Once finished, you may tie it with a string and hang it as decor.
Difficulty Level: Easy – Intermediate
The first thing you need to do is to make two creases along the dashed lines. Do so by folding and then unfolding the paper.
Bring the left side to the right side of the dollar bill.
Diagonally fold the left bottom right corneralong the dashed line. Keep in mind that the length of the dashed line is 1/3 the height of the dollar bill.
Unfold the corner flap first and then fold the left edge to the right.
Flip the dollar bill to the other side.
Fold the left edge of the top flap to the right.
Rotate the dollar bill as illustrated above.
Fold along the left part of the top flap along the dashed line.
In transition, it looks like this. Keep bringing it to the right and then squash it down.
Once squashed, fold the right edge of the top flap along the dashed line.
Repeat step 6 – 7 on the top right side.
Fold the top and second layer (from the top) twice to the right. This will secure the top part of the cross.
Fold upwards along the dashed line. Make sure to fold the flap only.
There’s an extra flap on the inside. Lift the flap up and pull outwards the extra flap.
Bring that extra flap to the front. That flap should now be the top layer (right image). Rotate the dollar origami 180 degrees.
Repeat step 6 on this side of the dollar bill. Flip it to the right and then squash it.
Fold the right edge of the top flap along the dashed line.
Repeat step 8 on the right side. Fold it over and then squash.
Secure the bottom part of the cross by folding the top and second layer (from the top) twice to the right.
Secure the middle top flap by foldingnit upward twice.
Flip the dollar cross to the other side. Lastly, rotate it 180 degrees.
Your origami croos made from a dollar bill is done!