Money Box with Handle ($ Box)

Money Box with Handle ($ Box)

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This Money Box with Handle is a classic design. It can be made with a rectangle of different dimensions to give a handle of different sizes. With a dollar bill, the handle can be large (left), folded in half to give a medium sized handle (middle), made into a triangle (right), rolled into a scroll, pleated, or it can be folded down completely so there is no handle.



Instructions for Money Box with Handle

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Step 1:

Start with a crisp dollar bill with the black-side facing up.

Fold in half lengthwise and crosswise. Unfold

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Step 2:

Fold the top-edge and bottom-edge of the dollar bill towards the center crease.

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Step 3:

Fold up the right-side of the dollar bill so the bottom edge of the bill is aligned with the vertical crease (looks like a backwards “L”).

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Unfold.

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Step 4:

Repeat with the left-side of the dollar bill. Fold up like a letter “L”.

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Unfold.

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Step 5:

In the center you will see creases which look like a letter “X”.

Fold the right-side of the dollar bill toward the left so

the new crease will be at the right-corners of the letter “X”.

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Unfold.

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Step 6:

Repeat on left-side of the dollar bill. Fold dollar bill across using the left corners of the “X” as a guide.

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Unfold

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Step 7:

On the right-side of the model, peel open the two layers of paper and fold along the creases made in step 3 & 4.

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Allow the right-side of the model to swing to the left.

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Keep going.

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Flatten down evenly.

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Step 8:

Valley fold (fold forward) the top and bottom parts of the model so it doesn’t extend beyond the central portion of the model.

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Step 9:

Fold the top flap of the model back towards the right side.

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Step 10:

Repeat step 7 on the left-side of the model. Peel layers open.

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Fold left-side towards right.

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Step 11:

Repeat step 8: fold the top and bottom parts of the model towards the center.

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Step 12:

Repeat step 9: fold the top-layer back towards the left.

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Step 13:

Almost done: pull the left and right edges apart from one another.

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Money Box with Handle with the black-side (front) or the green-side (back) of the dollar bill facing up.

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Handle is shortened by folding the large flap in half.

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Handle is folded so it looks like a triangle.

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Flaps are folded down completely so there is no handle. If you choose this design, you can fold two boxes and use one as a lid.

The way to hide the handle is pretty cute: Fold the flaps back towards the bottom of the box. Insert one end into the other end, this locks the paper in place so it doesn’t unravel.
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