I have mentioned it before on this blog: I am essentially a cashless person; except for the rent (paid by check) and laundry (paid by quarters) my cash usage in a given month is almost zero. But finally, I am using cash for something interesting. The spark was provided by Jeffrey Strain’s post 5 Great Ways To Leave A Tip @ Personal Finance Advice. Although, I don’t like folding and crumpling currency, the temptation to try a few origami tricks with dollar bills was irresistible. Having some crisp dollar bills at hand (read here about how I got these) just added fuel to the fire. So we indulged ourselves in some dollar bill folding exercise yesterday and created the following things.
A shoe (boot)
A gift box
The gift box required two dollar bills whereas the rest of them required only one. Initially, we thought this stuff might be complicated, but we were able to finish the five shapes in less than an hour. Try searching for “dollar bill origami” on Google and you will come up with a lot of designs that can keep you busy for hours. For example, try this elephant. I started on that but it got a bit tricky after a while…so couldn’t really finish it properly.
As long as you don’t tear a bill into two, this thing can be a lot of free fun.
Btw, it can become addictive pretty fast…and one more important thing: origami is not just about *folding* paper, you should also be able to unfold your creation without any efforts…or learn to kiss good bye to the bills.