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How To Make Money Origami

How To Make Money Origami

Even money can be transformed into an origami art, not just those big square pieces of paper. This video teaches you how.

My name is Origami Mark, you can contact me on my website which is origamimark.co.uk.

Now, I'm going to show you how to fold money. In this case, I've got a 5 euro note, but you can fold 5, 10, 25 notes of UK currency. There's a lot of origami money folding with American dollars, and it's possible to get a hold of fake American dollars, so you can practice American dollar fold if you're interested in that sort of thing.

But I say most European currencies, certainly the UK currency will work for this. What I'm going to do is I'm going to make you a shirt, an origami shirt. Quite handy in pubs because if you run out of money, you can always offer to pay for it, your bill, with a shirt, so what we do is fold the euro in half longitudinally.

We then fold it in quarters longitudinally, and essentially you'd end up with a euro folded as I'm using a technique called cover fold. It's called the cover fold because as you open it, it looks like a cover like doors. Now, the next thing I'm going to do, it's going to get interesting in the ends where the 5 are since this a 5 euro note.

We're going to fold that point in along the center line and do the same on the other side. On fold, roll a flat inside the center line, we're going to fold it back to the folded edge that we just made. But we're not going into the inside so we fold that on reverse, and do the same on the other one.

Okay, so we've got a little V shape down there. Next thing we're going to do is fold the model back on itself where that V meets in the middle, that's where you want to put this crease and it's obviously got to be symmetrical across the model. Open that up, and then if you push your thumb inside the rolled flat, you'll find that crease naturally moves down into the outside edge of the model and that's where we want you to put a crease, take the whole model down with you along that crease you made earlier.

So to show you that again, put your thumb underneath, put the crease that you just made here, this crease here along the outside edge of the model and then just push the whole thing back. The same on the other side, fold, and we have the sleeves of our shirt. What I'm now going to do is turn them over, so down, and fold the edge, the top edge of the model, that rolled edge over onto itself, very very small amount, this is going to be the collar of the shirt.

We'll then fold the shirt inwards to form one side of the collar, fold the shirt inwards to form the other side of the collar, we then fold the whole model on half, tucking our sleeve part under the collar part, flatten out that bottom, and we have an origami shirt.