How to Make a Money Dollar Frog

Making a dollar frog with money is a lot of fun. It is kind of like origami and although it takes a little imagination to “see” the frog, using a dollar bill to make the frog instead of paper is what makes it even more fun!

To make a simple origami money frog, start with a crisp one dollar bill.  This will make creases and folds hold better while making the frog.

Steps on Making a Dollar Frog:

Step 1:

Fold the dollar bill in half horizontally:

Dollar Frog Step 1

Step 2:

Fold the top left corner down to the bottom horizontal edge of the dollar.  Crease firmly, and then unfold.  Repeat with the bottom corner.

Dollar Frog Step 2

Step 3:

Using the diagonal creases, form the top part into a triangle.  The technique used is similar to that of a waterbomb base and it will resemble one when folded out.  This step may be difficult if you have never made a waterbomb base.

Dollar Frog Step 3

Step 4:

Fold the right side of the bill towards the bottom of the triangle. Crease firmly.

Dollar Frog Step 4

Step 5:

Fold the right side top and bottom corners into the horizontal crease made in Step 1.  Unfold after creasing.

Dollar Frog Step 5

Step 6:

Fold the sides of the right half of the bill and the bottom part of the triangle into the horizontal crease.  The bill should now resemble an arrow.

Dollar Frog Step 6

Step 7:

Fold the right side up to the bottom of the triangle again and unfold.  Using the diagonal creases made in Step 5, pull the edges out and flatten, with the top lining up with crease line made at the beginning of this step.

Dollar Frog Step 7

Step 8:

Turn the in-process dollar frog over.

Dollar Frog Step 8

Step 9:

Fold the right side edges down to form the frog’s legs.  Fold the tips up so that the frog will stand up.

Dollar Frog Step 9

Step 10:

Fold the top triangle points up at a slight angle, then out.  Pull down slightly so that the frog can stand on the legs.

Dollar Frog Step 10

Flip the frog over and stand it up on its legs.  This is your simple, abstract origami dollar frog!

Dollar Frog Finished

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