Dollar Bill Origami: Fighter Jet Tutorial

Here is a video tutorial on how to make the most difficult origami ever: A fighter jet out of a dollar bill.

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The Christmas season is in full swing, which means there will be plenty of opportunities for you to exhibit what an incredible uncle you are. You could definitely get away with gifting your niece or nephew a $1 if you were simply a decent uncle. But dammit it, you’re a bonafide cool uncle with a slew of cool uncle tricks under your sleeve. That’s why, right in front of their eyes, you’ll hand them a dollar folded like a jet fighter. 

Origami is a skill that takes time to master, so practice a few times before giving a complete performance. Also, make an effort to begin with a clean, crisp bill. Because there are so many folds here, a fresh bill and careful attention to sharp folds and creases will result in a far superior finished product. 

Begin by aligning your bill in the same manner as we did. It will help you keep things straight by making the photos line up better. We’ll start with the bill horizontal and face side up for this instruction, so George can look you in the eyes and demand to be a jet. Let’s get this party started. 

How to Make a Fighter Jet Out of a Dollar Bill

Fold the bill in half lengthwise first. The fold line is shown by the yellow line. Then unfurl the money until you have a wrinkled dollar. 

A Dollar.

Fold a dollar from center.

Step 2: Fold the bottom right corner of the bill over until it reaches the other side. Crease the fold, then unfold it and do the same thing with the top right corner. Unfold. 

Open a dollar there will be a line from center.

Fold a dollar from one corner.

Fold dollar from other end.

Step 3: Vertically align the bill. The green lines on your bill show where there are now wrinkles. The folds form four triangles, as you can see. We’ll tuck the left and right triangles into the center in the following step, then push down to produce a pointed top to your bill. 

Orient the bill vertically.

Fold to make arrow.

Pointed top of the bill.

Step 4: Turn your bill over so the pointed side is facing down. Fold the point up along the yellow line provided. 

Flip your bill over and arrange it so the pointy side is down. Fold the point up along the indicated yellow line.

Fold the bottom right corner up, along the yellow line, so that it meets the middle of the bill. Repeat with the other side.

Step 5: Make a 180-degree turn with your banknote. Then, following the yellow line, fold the bottom right corner up to meet the centre of the bill. Rep with the other side. 

Fold dollar bill from marked line.

Folded dollar bill from right bottom corner.

Step 6: Fold back the tips of your most recent folds so that the point is about where the yellow line is shown. 

Take just the tips of your most recent folds, and fold them back so the point would roughly be at the indicated yellow line.

Fold tip of folded bottom right corner.

Folded tips of bottom corners.

Step 7: Turn the bill over so Washington’s face is facing up. Fold up the bottom right flap until it hits the bill’s center. Finally, it should feel like you’re building the wings of a paper aircraft. Rep with the other side. 

Flip the bill over so that Washington's head is up. Fold the bottom right flap up until it meets the center of the bill. It should finally feel a bit like you’re making a paper airplane’s wings. Repeat with the other side.

Fold the bottom right flap up until it meets the center of the bill.

Paper airplane’s wings.

Step 8: Turn the bill over so that the face is facing down and the bill is still pointing down. Along the yellow line, fold the bottom up toward the top. Fold the paper in half and then unfold it. 

Flip the bill over so it’s face-side down and still pointing down.

Fold the bottom up toward the top along.Crease the fold and then unfold it.

Step 9: This is the project’s most difficult fold. The green line in the image shows where you just creased the bill. The fold line you’re going to perform is shown by the yellow line. Crease the bill along the yellow line, but with the tip towards the table. The best way to observe the end outcome is from the side. In the centre of the plane, you should have a Z-shaped fold. When laying flat, the front half of the plane should slightly overhang the rear half. 

 

The green line indicates where you just creased the bill. The yellow line indicates the fold line you’re about to do.

Front Tip of Plane is ready.

End up with a Z-shaped fold in the middle of the plane.

Step 10: You’re almost there! There are just a handful traditional aircraft folds remaining. Make sure your aircraft is facing down and pointed correctly. Along the yellow line, fold in half lengthwise. 

Fold in half lengthwise, along the yellow line.

Fold in half lengthwise.

Step 11: Make a sharp crease by folding each wing down along the yellow line. It’s the same as the last step in building a paper aircraft. You’re done after you’ve unfolded the wings.

Fold each wing down along the yellow line and make a sharp crease.

Final step in making a paper airplane.

Unfold all the wings.

Finally jet plan is ready.

 

 

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