Fold the star out of 5 bills

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Are you looking for a guide on how to fold a money origami star from multiple banknotes? Then you are exactly right here!

This star is a real gem from the money origami art. Five banknotes are folded one at a time, each banknote is one arm of the star and then you put all five origami pieces together to make the star out of banknotes. Use this guide to make a great star out of banknotes:

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simple guide with photos for folding a star
requires: 2 banknotes

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How to fold a star from 5 bills - video tutorial

This guide with photos is also available as a complete video tutorial showing the folding steps. With the origami video, it is no longer a problem to fold this star out of five banknotes.

How to unfold a star 5 bills - Instructions with photos

To ensure that the star looks neat and the fine folds can be carried out neatly, it is important that all folds are carried out neatly and, in particular, the edges are retightened again and again with the fingernail.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 01
Folding star from 5 bills - step 01


Put a banknote in front of you.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 02
Folding star from 5 bills - step 02


Now fold the back edge of the banknote onto the edge directly in front of you.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 03
Folding star from 5 bills - step 03


Fold the glow apart again - undo the last fold.

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Folding star from 5 bills - step 04
Folding star from 5 bills - step 04


In this step, fold the two right corners toward the centerline just folded. Make sure that the tip is neat, because it forms one arm of the bill star. Fold the left front corner to the center line as well. This folding does not have to be so clean because it only serves as an auxiliary fold.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 05
Folding star from 5 bills - step 05


In this folding step, fold the point from the right side to the left - so far that the point comes to rest at the corner folded to the middle.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 06
Folding star from 5 bills - step 06


Turn the bill over.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 07
Folding star from 5 bills - step 07


Unfold the hidden corner of the auxiliary fold.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 08
Folding star from 5 bills - step 08


Now fold the two right corners back to the middle fold. Be sure to pull the edges with your fingernail so that the fold is clean and tidy. This will make the next fold easier.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 09
Folding star from 5 bills - step 09


Fold the two right corners towards the center line again - just like a paper plane. Also tighten these wrinkles with your fingernail.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 10
Folding star from 5 bills - step 10


Turn the bill over.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 11
Folding star from 5 bills - step 11


This step is not a real origami folding technique. In this step, the left edge is put under the top. This handle is a bit complicated, but with a little patience.
Then press the origami work flat when the edge has disappeared as far as possible under the tip.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 12
Folding star from 5 bills - step 12


Repeat the last step! Insert the left edge again as far as possible under the tip.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 13
Folding star from 5 bills - step 13


And last but not least, repeat the step a third time: push and insert the left edge again under the top.

Now you have done it! The first element of the star is ready. Repeat these 13 steps with four more bills! If you have a total of five banknote star arms, move to step 14 and put the items together to make the final star.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 14
Folding star from 5 bills - step 14


In the first step, you put the first two star elements together. To do this, insert one of the narrow strips of one element into the narrow pocket of the second element.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 15
Folding star from 5 bills - step 15


Now turn the assembled element over. Slightly twist the two elements apart and push the protruding narrow strip into the large pocket of the other element

Folding star from 5 bills - step 16
Folding star from 5 bills - step 16


Press the two elements flat. And do the same with the rest of the star elements! Always insert the thin strips into the narrow pockets first and only then into the large pocket. So the star can simply be put together!

Folding star from 5 bills - step 17
Folding star from 5 bills - step 17


Now, three elements of the money star are already put together.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 18
Folding star from 5 bills - step 18


In this step, the star already consists of four assembled star arms.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 19
Folding star from 5 bills - step 19


In this step, insert the two strips of the last element into the thin pockets of the reversed origami star.

Folding star from 5 bills - step 20
Folding star from 5 bills - step 20


Turn the star over and then insert the two strips into the large pocket of the last star element.

Star of 5 banknotes
Finished Money Star from 5 Bills


Done is the star of 5 banknotes!

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