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20 Cool Examples of Dollar Bill Origami

Along with all the other crazy things Japanese do, they also make Origami art. As you probably already know, it is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding which started somewhere in the 17th century. However because paper decomposes rapidly, there is very little direct evidence of its age or origins.

Origami became popular again in the middle of the 1900’s and since then evolved into a modern art form. Of course the world’s most famous origami artist must be Michael from “Prison Break” and his famous paper crane.

Almost any laminar material can be used for folding, but usually it’s a plain paper. However, as we (humans and pandas) are very creative, it was not long before paper money became a popular material to create origami with; this is known variously as Dollar Origami, Orikane, and Money Origami. [1] The use of cuts or glue are not considered to be in this art.

Now let’s take a look at 21 creative examples of money origami. Which one do you like best?

1. T-Shirt

Bamboos for Vaguely Artistic BP

2. Bear

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

3. Butterfly

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

4. Camera

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

5. Crab

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

6. Dragon

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

7. Eiffel Tower

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

8. Fish

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

9. Heart

Bamboos for: Thomas Hawk BP

10. Two Hearts

Bamboos for: jeeked BP

11. Jacket

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

12. Penguin

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

13. Fish Tank

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

14. Rooster

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

15. Scorpions

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

16. Shark

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

17. Spider

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

18. Tank

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

19. Toilet

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

20. Turkey

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

21. X-Wing

Bamboos for Orudorugami11 BP

As we (humans) are very creative

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  • http://www.netzaffin.de internetaffin >> Patrick

    Whooohoo this is so amazing! Thank you for sharing these awesome images!

  • http://ba-z-z-z-a.blogspot.com/ Baza

    Cool! Amazing transformation

  • http://www.charmingitaly.com Giulia

    Crab is my favourite one!

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  • Carolina

    My favourite is the butterfly.
    Í think there is some kind of hidden meaning in the dollar bill hearts.

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  • Valintin

    The heart at #9 is made very poorly.  The last folds flatten out and the heart will hold a quarter in the center.

  • Joao Fylho

    Wow… I’ve found it on Baixaki. They put a link sending us to here. Thanks for the greatest origami I’ve seen.

  • Georgia

    this stuff is awewsome i could never make it

  • Hafsa Tayyab

    ahh..pretty :)

  • Anna

    I’m not hungry. My tummy hurts

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