One Dollar Origami again o($_$)o

Just another geeky origami post which is LONG overdue. I’ve been meaning to do more one dollar origami, but I’ve either been too lazy or actually been doing other things, like watching videos and listening to music and working really, really hard… plus socialising with friends (any excuse really ¬_¬” – lazy Geek is back in the house!).
So I started off with this Simple $ Fish – created by Joshua Koppell… I thought it was going to be hard when I saw the folding for the tail bit, but no, it was very easy!

Next I made this $ Crane by following this video: Quite simple. But lots of folding!

This one is a bit too simple. The instructions on this one are not too great though. But because I used to make many of these (smaller versions) in the past (I have a Ferero Roche box full of them) I knew how to make it! $ Lucky Star

This is a very easy $ Duck. I made this after an attempt of trying to make a kayak (I tore the dollar a little bit so I converted it to this duck!)

Well, just making these for now. I will be back to do more! 😛 ….
And now I’m on holiday for TWO WEEKS… This post is actually a clue of where I’m going next! I will try and blog as I go along, but showing pictures on here might be a problem. So you peeps may have to wait until I get back!!
Adios amigos (and no, I’m not going to Mexico!). ^_^

One Dollar Bill Origami

One morning I received an email from a friend who saw my interest in origami. The emailed contained pictures of one dollar bill origami! Waaaah. I have seen them before, and luckily there were some designs in my 2008 calendar. So, after work, I went to a bureau de exchange and exchanged £20 for US$31, (someone told me I was geeky for doing that – “who would exchange £20 for $1 bills to do origmai!….” ¬_¬ meeee). 

I then attempted these ones.

This one dollar bill bunny was relatively easy to make.


The snail was quite hard. In the end I had to use a Youtube video to finish it.


Ah, my attempted armadillo was hard to make!


Here’s a shirt, which is supposed to be part of a pantsuit.


And here’s an attempted elephant, (which is not in the calendar). I found the design for this online. ^^


With this next piece I attempted to create Won Park’s $Koi Fish, but I think I got the pleating folds all wrong, so I ended up with this pretty $heart. ^^

$Heart leaning against the $Armadillo to keep it upright 

I’ve found using dollar bills very easy to use for origami because they are thick and stern, and they don’t tear apart so easily! 
I won’t be throwing these pieces away in case I ever get to the US and will probably tip restaurants and the like using these $1 bills. ^^

I have US$25 left, so hopefully I can do 25 more designs!

Here’s a great website you can use: (H-Z)
I’m not very good with pictures and diagrams, so I advise watching videos on Youtube and other video-sharing sites.

Good luck!