Do you have a young dog lover at home? Do they like trying out origami models? Then you’ve got to try this dollar bill origami dog! This origami tutorial is great for adults and older kids with experience in the art of origami. With easy instructions and a crisp dollar bill, you’ll have a nice origami dog in no time.

Final result - dollar bill origami dog -tutorial from kids activities blog
Follow the easy steps to make a money origami dog.

Dollar Bill Origami Dog Instructions

Step 1:  

Fold the top left corner of the dollar bill down to meet the bottom edge.

Dollar bill origami doll - step 1 - crisp dollar bill on top of table
Get your crisp dollar bill!
Dollar bill origami doll - step 1 - Fold the top left corner of the dollar bill down to meet the bottom edge.
This is the first step to make a dollar origami dog.
Let’s start with a simple fold.

Step 2:

Fold the bill’s right side inward along the edge created in the previous step.

Dollar bill origami dog - step 2 - Fold the bill's right side inward along the edge created in the previous step.
Fold as shown in the photo.

Step 3:

Now, fold the right edge forward at the tip of the previous fold, ensuring a crisp crease.

Dollar bill origami dog - step 3 - Now, fold the right edge forward at the tip of the previous fold, ensuring a crisp crease.
fold as shown.

Step 4:

Gently unfold the bill, then fold the right edge precisely along the crease made in the previous step.

Dollar bill origami dog - step 4 - unfold
Now unfold.
Dollar bill origami dog - step 4 - fold the right edge precisely along the crease made in the previous step.
Who doesn’t love fun, easy crafts?

Step 5:

Fold the figure in half along the center, ensuring a neat crease.

Dollar bill origami dog - step 5 - Fold the figure in half along the center, ensuring a neat crease.
Fold the figure in half!

Step 6:

Create guiding creases by folding the figure in half lengthwise and crosswise, then unfold.

Dollar bill origami dog - step 6 - Create guiding creases by folding the figure in half lengthwise
Just a few more folds.
Dollar bill origami dog - step 6 - Create guiding creases by folding the figure in half crosswise
Now fold crosswise.
Dollar bill origami dog - step 6 - unfold
Now unfold the last few steps.

Step 7:

Use these guiding creases to fold the top left and bottom right corners as indicated in the photo step instructions.

Dollar bill origami dog - Step 7: Use these guiding creases to fold the top left and bottom right corners
Continue folding as shown!

Step 8:

Fold the upper left corner’s tip underneath itself, and fold the bottom right corner’s tip downwards.

Dollar bill origami dog - Step 8: Fold the upper left corner's tip underneath itself
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Dollar bill origami dog - step 8 - fold the bottom right corner's tip downwards.
Fold the right corner down again.

Step 9:

Fold the figure in half along the existing crease, maintaining alignment.

Dollar bill origami dog - Step 9: Fold the figure in half along the existing crease, maintaining alignment.
Fold in half!

Step 10:

Lift and fold the bottom of the top layer up.

Dollar bill origami dog - Lift and fold the bottom of the top layer up.
We’re almost done with this simple origami dog!

Step 11:

Fold it back as shown. Repeat the previous step for the other side of the bill to create symmetrical folds.

Dollar bill origami dog - Step 11: Repeat the previous step for the other side of the bill to create symmetrical folds.
Isn’t origami just so much fun?
Dollar bill origami dog - Step 11: Repeat the previous step for the other side of the bill to create symmetrical folds.
One more step and your origami dog is done!

Step 12:

With precision, pull the flap between both layers and flatten as shown in photos.

Dollar bill origami dog - Step 12: With precision, pull the flap between both layers and flatten as shown in photos.
Pull the flap and…
Dollar bill origami dog - Step 12: With precision, pull the flap between both layers and flatten as shown in photos.
Voila!

This is the last step – now you have a dollar bill origami dog!

Yield: 1

Dollar Bill Origami Dog

Final result - dollar bill origami dog -tutorial from kids activities blog

Make an origami dog with a single one-dollar bill! Cute and simple, perfect for kids of all ages.

Active Time 13 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • 1 dollar bill

Instructions

    1. Fold the top left corner of the dollar bill down to meet the bottom edge.
      Dollar bill origami doll - step 1 - crisp dollar bill on top of table
      Dollar bill origami doll - step 1 - Fold the top left corner of the dollar bill down to meet the bottom edge.
    2. Fold the bill’s right side inward along the edge created in the previous step.
      Dollar bill origami dog - step 2 - Fold the bill's right side inward along the edge created in the previous step.
    3. Now, fold the right edge forward at the tip of the previous fold, ensuring a crisp crease.
      Dollar bill origami dog - step 3 - Now, fold the right edge forward at the tip of the previous fold, ensuring a crisp crease.
    4. Gently unfold the bill, then fold the right edge precisely along the crease made in the previous step.
      Dollar bill origami dog - step 4 - unfold
      Dollar bill origami dog - step 4 - fold the right edge precisely along the crease made in the previous step.
    5. Fold the figure in half along the center, ensuring a neat crease.
      Dollar bill origami dog - step 5 - Fold the figure in half along the center, ensuring a neat crease.
    6. Create guiding creases by folding the figure in half lengthwise and crosswise, then unfold.
      Dollar bill origami dog - step 6 - Create guiding creases by folding the figure in half lengthwise
      Dollar bill origami dog - step 6 - Create guiding creases by folding the figure in half crosswise
      Dollar bill origami dog - step 6 - unfold
    7. Use these guiding creases to fold the top left and bottom right corners as indicated in the photo step instructions.
      Dollar bill origami dog - Step 7: Use these guiding creases to fold the top left and bottom right corners
    8. Fold the upper left corner’s tip underneath itself, and fold the bottom right corner’s tip downwards.
      Dollar bill origami dog - Step 8: Fold the upper left corner's tip underneath itself
      Dollar bill origami dog - step 8 - fold the bottom right corner's tip downwards.
    9. Fold the figure in half along the existing crease, maintaining alignment.
      Dollar bill origami dog - Step 9: Fold the figure in half along the existing crease, maintaining alignment.
    10. Lift and fold the bottom of the top layer up.
      Dollar bill origami dog - Lift and fold the bottom of the top layer up.
    11. Fold it back as shown. Repeat the previous step for the other side of the bill to create symmetrical folds.
      Dollar bill origami dog - Step 11: Repeat the previous step for the other side of the bill to create symmetrical folds.
      Dollar bill origami dog - Step 11: Repeat the previous step for the other side of the bill to create symmetrical folds.
    12. With precision, pull the flap between both layers and flatten as shown in photos.
      Dollar bill origami dog - Step 12: With precision, pull the flap between both layers and flatten as shown in photos.
      Dollar bill origami dog - Step 12: With precision, pull the flap between both layers and flatten as shown in photos.

    This is the last step – now you have a dollar bill origami dog!

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