When I was gifted this Dollar Origami book by Origamido Studio recently, I was kind of dreading having to use icky old dollar bills. Crisp new ones were hard to come by, as far as I knew. But when I first opened the book, I was pleasantly surprised to find fake dollar bills to tear-out and use. I also learned from my local origami friend Janessa from Daily Dollar Doodle that if I wanted crisp new dollar bills I just need to call my bank to see if they have gotten a shipment of new bills.
Dollar bill origami seems to have become more and more popular in the U.S. these days. There are quite a few books published on the subject now. But to me, this was unexplored area of origami.
This book has a wide variety of models, simple to intermediate to advanced, modular to practical to animals. Something for everyone. I found some of more advanced models toward the end of this book pleasantly challenging. My favorite models in this book include “Reef Pony” (seahorse), Bunnies (2 versions: standing and sitting) and Teddy Bear. I love when dollar bill origami designers incorporate models with eyes.
|Sitting Bunny and Standing Bunny|