15 Fold the front flap all the way up. Repeat with the other flap, behind. Take care as you co-fold the bills. The more you fold them, the more they lock together. 16 The completed Three-Dollar Bird Base. You can now fold many origami classics from this three-dollarbill version of the Bird Base. This kit demonstrates the Japanese Crane and the Four-Pointed Star. Enjoy!
Base designed by Richard L. Alexander Crane, Traditional Japanese This classic origami model is usually folded from a single, uncut square. It is one of the most impressive and beloved of all traditional origami, and has become an international symbol of peace. The crane has been folded from a single dollar bill; but the resulting model is small, and the bill’s thickness hinders crisp, clean folding. This crane, from Richard’s Three-Dollar Bird Base, is large and elegant.