Create a miniature gun from dollar bills with this tutorial below. What’s great about this paper gun is that it’s fun to fold and would make a cute toy to play with. If you don’t want to use dollar bills or you don’t have some available at the moment, then you may use two rectangular pieces of paper.
The paper gun origami is a fairly easy to make compared to other dollar bill folds. It’ll involve a couple of knots but fret not, the guide will help you create the gun without a hitch. Enjoy!
Make a strip to make the dollar bill gun
Lay a dollar bill flat in front of you on a table.
Then fold the bottom edge towards the middle.
Also fold the top edge downwards to the middle as well. Move on to the next set of steps.
Duplicate the base to make the barrel and grip of the origami money gun.
Fold the origami crosswise in half to make it slimmer.
Fold the dollar bill in half by bringing the right side to the left side of the dollar bill.
We need to make the barrel and grip of the gun. To do so, make another one of the base strip from another piece of dollar bill. Great job, now it's time to move on to the next set of steps.
Connect the barrel and grip to shape the money origami gun
After creating the second model, let the left strip be referred to as model A and the right strip be model B.
Hook model B to the outside of model A. Do not insert it in between the layers of Model A.
Hook model A by folding the bottom edge towards the top.
Once hooked, it should now look like the above image. Tuck the ends of Model A to the inside of Model B. Tucking it will secure the paper gun.
Start with the top flap of model A first. Insert it between the flaps of model B.
Then flip the dollar bill over and tuck the other flap as well.
Your origami gun is done! Make sure not to poke someone’s eye out with this paper weapon!
- Make sure to apply enough pressure when making creases and folds. A dollar bill is quite thick.
- Money does not tear easily but it is prone to get crumpled. Practice with fake money or a rectangular piece of paper first if you're planning to give the bill/s as a gift.
- Remember, it is highly advisable that you should not cut, burn, staple, and/or iron banknotes. Handle it with care