Money 6 Pointed Star

Money 6 Pointed Star

money 6 pointed star
This Money 6-Pointed Star is a pretty clever design because it makes a 6-pointed star out of a 4-cornered piece of paper. It’s almost like magic, but it’s not a new idea. People who like math may know the trick to get a equilateral triangle from a rectangle or a square.

You can get many variations of the same star by changing whether you have the black-side or green-side of the dollar bill facing up; and by alternating whether you fold the bottom-left, top-left, bottom-right, or top-right corner in step 2 below.

One of the nice features of this dollar bill origami model is that is uses one sheet of paper, or in this case, one dollar bill. You can also make a 4-pointed star with two dollar bills or a 5-pointed star with five dollar bills.






Money 6-Pointed Star

money 6 pointed star
Step 1:

Start with a crisp dollar bill with the black-side facing up.
Fold and unfold the dollar bill in half lengthwise.

money 6 pointed star
Step 2:

Fold up the bottom-left corner so the corner meets with the crease line made above (connect green dots).
Make sure that the crease also bisects the top-left corner.

money 6 pointed star
Step 3:

Fold down the top-left side of the dollar bill so you get an equalateral triangle. Use the raw edge of the dollar bill as a guide and follow along the raw edge.

money 6 pointed star
Step 4:

Continue making the triangle shape by folding up the left-side of the dollar bill.

money 6 pointed star
Step 5:

Fold up the right-side of the dollar bill and tuck it under the layers of the triangle.

money 6 pointed star
Rotate slightly so the triangle is sitting on its base.

money 6 pointed star
Step 6a:

Fold and unfold the model from left to right. This identifies the midpoint along the edge of the triangle (blue dot)

money 6 pointed star
Step 6b:

Repeat: fold the triangle in half starting from bottom-left.

money 6 pointed star
Step 6c:

Repeat: fold the triangle in half starting from bottom-right. Note the location of the blue dots.

money 6 pointed star
If you look at the model carefully, you will see the place where all 3 crease intersect (red dot). This is the center of the triangle.

money 6 pointed star
Step 7a:

Fold down the top-point of the triangle so it meets the base of the triangle (connect blue dots).

money 6 pointed star
Unfold.

money 6 pointed star
Step 7b:

Repeat with the bottom-right corner of the triangle (fold and unfold to the blue dots).

money 6 pointed star
Step 7c:

Repeat with the bottom-left corner of the triangle.

money 6 pointed star
Turn the model over.

money 6 pointed star
Step 8a:

Fold the top corner of the triangle so it meets the center of the triangle (connect blue dot with red dot).

money 6 pointed star
Step 8b:

Repeat with the bottom two corners (connect blue dots with red dot).

money 6 pointed star
Turn the model over.

money 6 pointed star
Step 9a:

Refold the crease made in step 7a. Allow the back side to flip up so you see the point.

money 6 pointed star
Step 9b:

Repeat with the bottom-right side of the model.

money 6 pointed star
Step 9c:

Repeat one last time with the bottom-left side of the model.

money 6 pointed star
Step 10:

Lock the layers together by tucking the flap of paper under the flap made in step 9a.

money 6 pointed star
Turn the model over and your money 6-pointed star is done.

dollar bill 6-pointed star

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