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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
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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.
allan_e3 years ago
hahaha i love doing this, im sure here in the uk its illegal because its defacing the queen.. meh -_- anyways... haaappy :) saaddddd :(
!revenge!3 years ago
argh.. I live in europe.. we don't have any faces on our money
argh.. i live in Australia.. we cant fold plastic notes ._.
haha, awesome! now only if i had some money to try it with..... ;)
hmm... strange how this is posted on the day this is on QI
_fatguy (author)  innovationista993 years ago
What's QI?
go to 12.22 to see it
Darn, can't see that in the US!! Sounds like would be good.
vopo3 years ago
You can make the queen on the australian $5 note look like a doodle :D
champion4663 years ago
OMG!! this is soooooooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!
when I showed my mum she was like WOW!!!! lol
monsterlego3 years ago
gizander3 years ago
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...
gizander3 years ago reformatted my already bad AA into something even worse...haha! --or maybe better......
_fatguy (author)  gizander3 years ago
AA deserves to be left back with the DOS days, we have photoshop now
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)
gizander3 years ago
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)  gizander3 years ago
ChrysN3 years ago
Cool, the queen does look quite happy.
That is hilarious! Nice job.
_fatguy (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Thanks Penolopy