Challenge yourself with this intricate dollar bill origami. For this activity, we will be making a five-pointed star origami using five pieces of dollar bills. You will be needing five-dollar bill pieces because a piece of a dollar bill is one segment of this origami star.
If you don’t have any dollar bills on hand, then you may use any rectangular piece of paper. The downside of not using a dollar bill is that the finished origami star’s proportions will be slightly different from the illustration above.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate – Hard
The first step is to make a crease on the middle. Do so by folding the dollar bill crosswise in half then unfolding it.
Make 2 vertical crease mark by folding the dollar bill in half and then folding 1/4 from the left side. Crease it well and unfold.
Bring the corners of the right side of the dollar bill to the middle crease made in the first step.
Bring the right corner (right yellow dot) to the left yelloiw dot. The left yellow dot is the intersection between the left vertical crease and the horizontal crease line.
Flip the dollar bill to the other side.
Bring the right corners to the horizontal crease line. Fold it along the dashed lines as shown.
Bring the top and bottom corners to the horizontal crease line. Fold it along the dashed lines as shown.
Turn the dollar bill to the other side.
Insert left side to the “pocket” of the right side.
Again, fold the left edge again to the “pockets”. The left part of the dollar bill will be the “legs” of each segment. It will used to connect each of the five segments together to form the dollar bill origami star.
To make it slimmer, fold the “legs” twice to the right and then secure it to the pockets.
One segment should now like the left image. Secure the “legs” with a clip and make four more.
For this instruction, each five segments of the star will be labeled as A, B, C, D & E. Connect segment A to segment B by inserting the right leg of segment B to the”pockets” in segment A.
Secure A and B together by inserting the left leg of segment A to the”pockets” of segment B.
Secure C and AB together by inserting the right leg of segment A to the”pockets” of segment B.
Insert the left leg of segment B to the “pocket” of segment C.
Like what you did in step 10.1 and 11.1 and connect segment ABC to do D by inserting the right leg. Secure it by inserting the left leg to one another.
Insert the final segment by connecting the right leg of segment E to ABCD. Secure it by inserting the other leg to the other.
The last step is to insert the left leg of segment E to segment A.
Secure it by inserting other leg of segment A to segment E.
Lastly, flip it to the other side.
Your dollar bill origami star is done!