Origami Dollar Bill Dragon

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Intro: 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.

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14 Discussions

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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!

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

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ljbaxley01

6 years ago on Step 2

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

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bobbillbob

6 years ago on Step 3

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

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sally300

7 years ago on Introduction

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

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ChrysN

7 years ago on Introduction

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

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origamic12ChrysN

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

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