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The Guide to American Money Folds

by Jodi Fukumoto

Published:
2004 by Island Heritage
Pages:
102
Binding:
Spiralbound hardcover
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780931548703
ISBN-10:
0931548705

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

Skill Level From simple to intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Beautiful photos
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Most are from $ sized rectangles

Overall Impression

As with all of Fukumoto's books, this book has an impeccable layout. The special binding (spiral inside a Hardcover) is very convenient for keeping the book flat, and the photographs are fantastic. The book starts with tips about the types of currency to use, how to calculate the dimensions for paper substitutions, and explanations about the folding symbols.

A new diagramming concept introduced in Fukumoto's books is the color-coded
instructions. The text that accompanies the diagram comes in the color
of the folding lines on the diagrams, to make it clear what instruction goes where. I find it to be a bit confusing sometimes, but maybe it's something you need to get used to.

The models are very good, and many of them utilize the features of the $ bill
in the final design. Every model comes with tips for using paper other than
currency bills for folding.

Some of the models have already appeared in Fukumoto's previous book:
The Guide to Hawaiian Style Money Folds, but the two models I think are
worth the price of this one are the Statue of Liberty and the Christmas tree.

There are 19 Origami Designs in The Guide to American Money Folds:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Eagle

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Jodi Fukumoto16$ US Dollar BillOrigami Eagle by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Ring

Rings

Traditional20$ US Dollar Bill

Also in Origami for Christians by John H. Peterson
Also in Folding Money by Adolfo Cerceda
Also in The Buck Book by Anne Akers Johnson
Origami Ring by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Turtle

Reptiles - Turtles

Jodi Fukumoto23$ US Dollar Bill

Also in The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Money Folds by Jodi Fukumoto
Origami Turtle by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Star

Geometric and other shapes

Jodi Fukumoto26$ US Dollar Bill
Frog

Amphibians

Jodi Fukumoto30$ US Dollar Bill

Also in The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Money Folds by Jodi Fukumoto
Origami Frog by Jodi Fukumoto folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Jodi Fukumoto34$ US Dollar Bill
Flowers

Flora - Flowers

Jodi Fukumoto38$ US Dollar Bill
Angel

Imaginary beings - Angels

Jodi Fukumoto43$ US Dollar BillOrigami Angel by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Teddy bear

Toys

Jodi Fukumoto48$ US Dollar Bill

Excellent use of $ features
Origami Teddy bear by Jodi Fukumoto Folded from a $ bill by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pineapple

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Jodi Fukumoto53$ US Dollar Bill

Also in The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Money Folds by Jodi Fukumoto
Origami Pineapple by Jodi Fukumoto Folded from a hall-note ($ size) by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Heart ring

Rings

Jodi Fukumoto58$ US Dollar BillOrigami Heart ring by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Four-leaf clover

Flora - Trees and Plants

Jodi Fukumoto62$ US Dollar BillOrigami Four-leaf clover by Jodi Fukumoto Folded from a $ bill by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Shirt

Clothes

Jodi Fukumoto67$ US Dollar Bill

Also in The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Money Folds by Jodi Fukumoto
Origami Shirt by Jodi Fukumoto folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
High-heel shoe

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Jodi Fukumoto72$ US Dollar BillOrigami High-heel shoe by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Christmas tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Jodi Fukumoto77$ US Dollar Bill

With color-changed star on top
Origami Christmas tree by Jodi Fukumoto Folded from a $ proportioned rectangle of
Rose

Flora - Flowers

Jodi Fukumoto82$ US Dollar Bill

Also in The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Money Folds by Jodi Fukumoto
Origami Rose by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rudolf Deeg
Statue of Liberty

Landmarks

Jodi Fukumoto87$ US Dollar Bill
2 units
Origami Statue of Liberty by Jodi Fukumoto Wet-folded from two $ proportioned rectangles of card-stock by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Masu Box

Boxes and Containers

Traditional95Square

Also in Creative Origami and Beyond
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in NOA Magazine 134
Also in NOA Magazine 165
Also in NOA Magazine 167
Also in NOA Magazine 490
Also in Origami - Arte del Piegare la Carta by Renzo Zanoni
and in other sources...
Origami Masu Box by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Ring box

Boxes and Containers

Jodi Fukumoto98Square
2 units

With a holder for a ring