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Money Origami, by Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander

Begin with the reverse

Begin with the reverse side up. Fold in half, long edge to long edge. Unfold. ..fJ :-' ' Fold the two top corners in half. The folds should touch the long horizontal crease. Unfold. ,,',. '\ri\ i i "iii Fold the two bottom corners up to the crease. /A.\\\Y'IT;\ \J/-L\ rrrr ,1,, Fold the left and right edges in. Use the vertical edges of the lower triangles as guides. Unfold. Study the creases carefully. Form a box shape by folding the top corners in half and setting the top and bottom halves of the bill at a right angle. Fold the triangular flaps against the box sides, left and right. Fold the other bills in the same manner so that you will have four units ready for assembly. Based upon a box designed for rectangles by Tomoko Fuse Modified for the dollar bill by Richard L. Alexander, 2OO5 This four-piece modular container is based upon a common interlocking feature made famous by the boxes designed by Tomoko Fuse. The decorative whorls on the dollar bill form interesting patterns when the ends are interwoven. This box is perfect for little samples of perfume, special candies, and other favors. The units fit together by sliding the bottom edge of one into the top edge of another. The triangle flaps weave together on the outside. You may build two halves and put them together, or you may add successive units until all four are in place. The Tall Box. Four-Dollar

Begin with the reverse side up, upside down. Fold in half, long edge to long edge. Unfold. Fold the two long edges to meet at the center. Fold a portion of the bottom edge up, perpendicular to itself. Use the right edge of the letter "E" in the word "STATES" as a guide. Designed by Richard L. Alexander, 2006 I derived this design from a simple dollar bill boot that Michael and I learned from an Arizona cowboy, during a trip to teach origami at a Japanese Festival (Matsuri) in Phoenix. lf you leave a pair of these as a tip, you can also roll other singles, and insert them into each boot. Holiday versions can be hung on the tree as Santa's Elf's Boots. t Fotd the ansted right-side edge to match the vertical edge. Fold the bottom left edge to match the outermost edge on the right. Your bill should look like this. Unfold the last step. Fold the bottom left edge to match the crease you made in step five. Use the crease to fold the left side over. Fold in half.

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