Introduction: Origami Dollar Bill Dragon

This is a intermediate level origami model. It may be somewhat difficult to newcomers, but to practiced hands it should be fairly easy.

Step 1: Materials

Two dollar bills (or any other amount). Newer and crisper bills will make this model easier to fold and give you a cleaner looking dragon.

Step 2: The Main Body

The body of the dragon. Pictures are mostly self explanatory. The body folds are mainly inside crimp folds, inside reverse folds, and outside reverse folds. The head is an outside reverse fold followed by an inside reverse fold.

Step 3: The Wings

Step 4: Attach Them Together

You may want to use glue or tape to help you attach the wings to the body. The wing construction is folded in half, placed inside the body, then folded outwards where the back of the dragon meets the wings.


fungus amungus made it! (author)2011-09-12

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origamiaddict made it! (author)2015-09-01

just a question, because I'm in Australia and i don't have access to dollar bills, what size is a dollar bill in centimetres? could someone please tell me? I'm hangin' to make this dragon, it looks so cool!

ponceludon made it! (author)ponceludon2016-09-22

6.5 cm by 15.5 cm

TheOrigamiFreak made it! (author)2016-04-13

I don't live in America so I had to make do with some carefully measured paper... I thin kit looks much better if you use the dollar bill.

Enriquethefieldmouse made it! (author)2014-02-17

How do you get the wings to stay?

TheOrigamiFreak made it! (author)TheOrigamiFreak2016-04-13

maybe use paper glue? That's what I would do

Enriquethefieldmouse made it! (author)2014-02-17

Otherwise this model is awesome! Can't wait to show everyone

wanga586 made it! (author)2013-04-05

your dragon is awesome! i loved it!!!!!!!!!

ljbaxley01 made it! (author)2012-02-11

hw do u access the smaller pics at the bottom??

bobbillbob made it! (author)2012-01-31

I just made one out of peices of paper about 2x as large as a doller bill and I tested its flying abilitys... it flew half way across the biggest room in the house

ljbaxley01 made it! (author)ljbaxley012012-02-11

nice! im gonna try it.

boombo made it! (author)2011-12-20

awsome thats a great dragon

sally300 made it! (author)2011-09-12

do you take both of the dallors because we tryed it and it didnt work

ChrysN made it! (author)2011-09-11

Great looking dragon, I don't think I've ever seen one made out of a dollar bill before, nicely done!

origamic12 made it! (author)origamic122011-09-11

Thanks. :) I'm not completely sure where I learned this, but it was probably from a book.

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