Introduction: MONEY SAILBOAT

This Money Sailboat ($ Sailboat) is a variation of a traditional sailboat. It is not hard to make but it does involve a Reverse Fold – a move that is not too hard, but can be tricky if you have never done it before.

The boat can be made flat so you can attach it to a greeting card, or you can stand it upright because it comes with its own stand.
Tutorial video

Step 1:

Start with a crisp dollar bill with the black-side facing up.Fold in half (bottom to top) lengthwise.

Step 2:

Fold and unfold the dollar bill in half crosswise.

Step 3:

Fold up the left-side and right-side of the dollar bill so the bottom-edges meet at the center crease made above.

Step 4: Unfold

Step 5:

Perform a Reverse Fold. First, pull open the top layer of the paper.
Next, fold the right side of the dollar bill towards the left.

Use the existing creases as a guide. Some of the creases will need to switch from mountain fold to valley folds.

When the creases are in place, squash down flat.

Step 6:

Repeat the Reverse Fold on the left side.

Step 7:

Like turning the pages of a book, turn the top-right layer to the left.At the back of the model, turn one layer of paper from left to right.

Step 8:

Fold down the top-left side of the model.

Step 9:

Repeat on the right side: fold down the top-right side of the model.

Turn the model around and work on the back side.

Step 10:

Fold down the top-right side of the model. This time, make the crease extend to the top-center (green arrow) of the dollar bill.

Step 11:

Repeat on the right side: fold down the top-right side of the model. This side of the model will be “taller” than the back side.

Step 12:

Like turning the pages of a book, flip one layer of paper towards the right; and on the back side, flip one layer towards the left.

Step 13:

Look at the front and back of the $ sailboat, which side do you prefer? Fold back (mountain fold) the bottom of the boat so you get a flat bottom. Connect the green dots behind the model.

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3 years ago

Very cute. Summer is coming. This would make a cute graduation card--maybe with a watercolor scene behind it.