# Dollar Bill Shuriken (Origami Ninja Star) **Now with Video

A very fun way to throw your money around!

There are already quite a few Instructables showing how to make origami ninja stars but none that I could find using dollar bills. Though making these with dollar bills is pretty much the same as with paper, there are a few differences so I decided to show how I make them.

Hopefully the pictures and captions explain how to fold these but I've provided written explanation as well. If you can fold them just using the pictures then don't read the text (it's boring) but know that it's there incase you get stuck.

Usually when I make a ninja star I start from the ends of the bill and work in. When I tried to make one out of dollar bills I realized that they have to folded from the center instead because of the different dimension of the bill versus a 1:2 sided rectangle. To get the 1:2 ratio, part of the bill has to be doubled up. I thought of folding this part from the start but I later figured out a better time to do it that provided a fold guide.
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You will need:
-2 bills

## Step 2:

Both bills are folded using the same types of folds but they are mirror images of each other. The first few folds are the same though so you can start by doing this to both the bills.

Fold the bill in half hot dog style.

Fold the bill in half hamburger style then unfold.

## Step 3: Bill #1

Now take one of the bills and bring the lower left side up to meet the middle crease.

Bring down the upper right side to meet the middle crease.

Flip the bill over.
jvan rijsbergen says: 5 months ago
Love your work. Now I have new ways of making it rain at the strip clubs... if I were to ever go to one haha. The lady at booth to get into a parking structure seemed to enjoy my dollargami. Thank you for the design instructions, very fun to do.
kimberlillian says: 10 months ago
Those were very clear and easy to follow instructions and the final product is beautiful. The pieces fit together perfectly. Thank you!
TheAmateurArtisan says: 1 year ago
....I refuse to throw away my money!
james4 in reply to TheAmateurArtisan1 year ago
You know you can just unfold the ninja star..
sherrycayheyhey (author) in reply to TheAmateurArtisan1 year ago
I'm in no way advocating throwing money away...just throwing it around haha
james4 says: 1 year ago
It would be funny if you used this instead of dollar bills for currency lol
Marik I. says: 1 year ago
Nice Instructable!!!! This is so cool!!!!
xinistrom says: 1 year ago
here is my metal version
star folder says: 1 year ago
When I use this as a tip, I tell the wait staff that it is for 'stellar' service.
espdp2 says: 1 year ago
I just made this using the two worn out fives in my wallet. Way cool. Thanks!
monsterlego says: 1 year ago
Ninja money throw!!! *wzzzzzzzzzzzz... thunk*
sherrycayheyhey (author) in reply to monsterlego1 year ago
lol, good one!
monsterlego in reply to sherrycayheyhey1 year ago
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sherrycayheyhey (author) in reply to monsterlego1 year ago
Cool! I just realized my profile picture goes perfect with this project, I seriously didn't plan that lol.
monsterlego in reply to sherrycayheyhey1 year ago
Well i guess the ninja would have to be made of money to be "perfect".

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cmurph says: 1 year ago
This is smaller than I imagined. Cool ninja star.
TheAlp in reply to cmurph1 year ago
I made this a few years ago.
cmurph in reply to TheAlp1 year ago
even smaller!(thats smaller then the dollar bill ninja star
monsterlego says: 1 year ago
Well written.

Here's mine. :)
sherrycayheyhey (author) in reply to monsterlego1 year ago
Thanks. Very nice!
Grissini says: 1 year ago
I like using a \$2 dollar bill. B. Franklin is awesome and would definitely be an Instructable's author if he were alive today.
sherrycayheyhey (author) in reply to Grissini1 year ago
Ooh, could you imagine? That would be great!
Grissini in reply to sherrycayheyhey1 year ago
;How to harvest lighting, Printing money securely, Glass Armonica, DIY Bi-focals, Green stove, Odometer for efficiency!! It'd be amazing.
Grissini in reply to Grissini1 year ago
I'm silly, I think is Washington in the chair. Franklin, Jefferson and Adam are clearly in front of the desk. Jefferson looks in his early 20's on this bill.