Monday, May 23, 2016

Make It Monday - Folded Money Frog!

Graduation season always makes me think of roses, dollar bill butterflies, money origami hearts and everyone's favorite good luck symbol, Frogs! So, this week's Make It Monday is a refresher for those of you who may have forgotten how to fold one!

As with all money origami, it's best to use clean and crispy dollars. For the frog, start with the face side of the dollar bill up.

 Fold  it in half. Crease well and unfold. Take the right bottom edge and fold up along the center line. Crease well.

Take the left top edge and fold down along the center fold line, meeting the other side. Crease well and unfold.

Now, take the left bottom edge and fold up along the center, meeting the other side gain. Crease well. Unfold the right side.

Now, take the top right edge and fold down along the center line, meeting up with the left side. Crease well.

Unfold both sides. You should see an X on each side.

Turn the bill around so that now it is vertical. Carefully push the sides in; it should easily fold down if you creased the X well.

Fold the straight edge up, like a sailor hat. Crease well.

Repeat with the other side.

Turn the piece over.

Lift just one layer and fold in side to the center, forming a triangle. Crease well.

Repeat with the other side. Fold the top down and crease well.

Unfold the sides.
Open up the little pocket on either side of the top triangle. Tuck the top of the side triangle into the pocket.

Repeat with the other side triangle. Crease well. this is the top of the frog's body. The pointy side is the head. Flip the frog over.

To create the legs, fold out at an angle from the center point all four corners.

Frog with all of the legs folded out.

Your Money frog is all done!

You can make a bunch and slip them into poly tubing to make a lei or use removable tape to add to a card.

When I first learned how to fold this frog, I would practice making them and leave them as part of the tip when I ate out. It was a great conversation starter, too!

You can make them hop by holding down the "butt" end and letting go. A good frog will hop and not flip over.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a "toad-ily" awesome week!




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