Introduction: Origami Dollar Bill Dragon

Picture of 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

Picture of 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

Picture of 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

Picture of The Wings

Step 4: Attach Them Together

Picture of 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 (author)2011-09-12

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origamiaddict (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 (author)origamiaddict2016-09-22

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 (author)2014-02-17

How do you get the wings to stay?

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

Enriquethefieldmouse (author)2014-02-17

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

wanga586 (author)2013-04-05

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

ljbaxley01 (author)2012-02-11

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

bobbillbob (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 (author)bobbillbob2012-02-11

nice! im gonna try it.

boombo (author)2011-12-20

awsome thats a great dragon

sally300 (author)2011-09-12

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

ChrysN (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 (author)ChrysN2011-09-11

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

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