Introduction: Adding Emotion to Your Money

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We tend to get pretty emotional about our money, but what if your bills we're able to smile at you when you get them and frown when they're leaving you. They can!

Materials: A bill! any denomination, as long as it has a famous person on it

Step 1: First Fold

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Fold the bill towards the reverse through the left pupil of the portrait. This is a mountain fold for all you origami people. line up the upper edge of the bill to ensure a perpendicular crease. use your finger nail to make a good crease. Straighten out the fold.

Step 2: Second Fold

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Repeat step 1 for the second pupil

Step 3: Last Fold

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Bring both creases together and make the fold in between them. This is a valley fold. This creates an M shape in the bill

Step 4: Now Make the Queen (or Andy) Happy

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pull the left and right edges of the bill slightly out, to spread the folds out a bit. Be careful not to pull so far that the folds you make straighten out. Once you have M shaped fold spread out, turn the bill and the portrait now smiles or frowns depending on the angle you're holding it at.


tcman2006 (author)2016-10-19

Cool, now where did i put andy?

DEEJAY642 (author)2016-01-02

dangit i live in New Zealand and we have advanced plastic notes!!!

allan_e (author)2012-02-23

hahaha i love doing this, im sure here in the uk its illegal because its defacing the queen.. meh -_- anyways... haaappy :) saaddddd :(

!revenge! (author)2011-12-14

argh.. I live in europe.. we don't have any faces on our money

or_ford98 (author)!revenge!2012-02-11

argh.. i live in Australia.. we cant fold plastic notes ._.

popcorn4lunch (author)2011-12-26

haha, awesome! now only if i had some money to try it with..... ;)

innovationista99 (author)2011-12-11

hmm... strange how this is posted on the day this is on QI

_fatguy (author)innovationista992011-12-11

What's QI?

innovationista99 (author)_fatguy2011-12-14
go to 12.22 to see it

jcoop (author)innovationista992011-12-17

Darn, can't see that in the US!! Sounds like would be good.

vopo (author)2011-12-15

You can make the queen on the australian $5 note look like a doodle :D

champion466 (author)2011-12-14

OMG!! this is soooooooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!
when I showed my mum she was like WOW!!!! lol

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gizander (author)2011-12-10

Oh, dude, I just remembered...If the bill has a pic of sm1 looking head on (like ours) you vave to make the creases in a V shape to line up the eyeballs (further apart) and the mouth edges (less wide)...Thats 4 any of you who have bills with the ppl on them staring straight at you in that spooky way...

gizander (author)2011-12-10 reformatted my already bad AA into something even worse...haha! --or maybe better......

_fatguy (author)gizander2011-12-10

AA deserves to be left back with the DOS days, we have photoshop now

gizander (author)_fatguy2011-12-10

You're probably right, though I wonder what the "new tech" equivalent is for laughing and frowning money...maybe some 101 year old Japanese origami master living in the hole of Mt. Fuji can make currency come alive and do chores for him ;)
True though that we have to let go to move forward, although I have seen ASCII art that blows the mind...and then there's the in-between--there's this video on youtube i saw years ago that shows this guy "painting" the Mona Lisa with MS Paint or some similar simple illustration program. Filmed in high speed it was amazing to see how close he came with just a simple app. I guess to be considered a Photoshop Master, one has to create something that absolutely shatters belief, you know, since the program is so powerful and all...
Cheers man! (lol, downing an icy 40 as i type...Sunday pm and all... B)

gizander (author)2011-12-10

Heheh...beaver......Over here we have an out of circulation coin that has a fish on the flip side (How many animals can you fit in a pair of stockings again? lol)
Thanks for reminding me about this trick. I remember sitting through Friday chapel service back in grade school folding our first president into a smiling Chinese dude... \ \ ......screw it, i could never do ASCII Art...hahaha!
/ nose \
\ here \
/ /

It's the comment about your money smiling when it comes and frowning when it goes that really makes this I'able...Good 1 Man!

_fatguy (author)gizander2011-12-10


ChrysN (author)2011-12-09

Cool, the queen does look quite happy.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-12-09

That is hilarious! Nice job.

_fatguy (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-12-09

Thanks Penolopy

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