Money Sailboat

Money Sailboat

dollar bill origami money sailboat
This Money Sailboat ($ Sailboat) is a variation of a traditional sailboat. It is not hard to make but it does involve a Reverse Fold – a move that is not too hard, but can be tricky if you have never done it before.

The boat can be made flat so you can attach it to a greeting card, or you can stand it upright because it comes with its own stand.



Instructions for Money Sailboat

dollar bill origami money sailboat

Step 1:

Start with a crisp dollar bill with the black-side facing up.
Fold in half (bottom to top) lengthwise.

dollar bill origami money sailboat

Step 2:

Fold and unfold the dollar bill in half crosswise.

dollar bill origami money sailboat

Step 3:

Fold up the left-side and right-side of the dollar bill so the bottom-edges meet at the center crease made above.

dollar bill origami money sailboat

Step 4:

Unfold

dollar bill origami money sailboat

Step 5:

Perform a Reverse Fold. First, pull open the top layer of the paper.

dollar bill origami money sailboat
Next, fold the right side of the dollar bill towards the left.

dollar bill origami money sailboat
Use the existing creases as a guide. Some of the creases will need to switch from mountain fold to valley folds.

dollar bill origami money sailboat
When the creases are in place, squash down flat.

dollar bill origami money sailboat

Step 6:

Repeat the Reverse Fold on the left side.

dollar bill origami money sailboat

Step 7:

Like turning the pages of a book, turn the top-right layer to the left.
At the back of the model, turn one layer of paper from left to right.

dollar bill origami money sailboat
Step 8:

Fold down the top-left side of the model.

dollar bill origami money sailboat
Step 9:

Repeat on the right side: fold down the top-right side of the model.

dollar bill origami money sailboat
Turn the model around and work on the back side.

dollar bill origami money sailboat
Step 10:

Fold down the top-right side of the model. This time, make the crease extend to the top-center (green arrow) of the dollar bill.

dollar bill origami money sailboat
Step 11:

Repeat on the right side: fold down the top-right side of the model. This side of the model will be “taller” than the back side.

dollar bill origami money sailboat
Step 12:

Like turning the pages of a book, flip one layer of paper towards the right; and on the back side, flip one layer towards the left.

dollar bill origami money sailboat
Step 13:

Look at the front and back of the $ sailboat, which side do you prefer? Fold back (mountain fold) the bottom of the boat so you get a flat bottom. Connect the green dots behind the model.

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Left: completed Money Sailboat.
Middle: Use the fold in step 14 as a stand to keep the model upright.
Right: The origami dollar bill sailboat if you had started with the green-side facing up.