Star-of-David Moneyfold by Fred Rohm

by Alice Gray
Edited and introduced by Robert J. Lang

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I first learned this model way back in the mid 1980's as an Optometry school student. I was given these verbal instructions by Dr. Jay Cohen one of my clinical supervisors and a member of OUSA (although I didn't know that at the time). I was able to follow the instructions all the way to the part with the bird mouths and I was lost there. He showed me that step, and I finished it to the end. It was the only dollar bill model I knew, and soon I was making hundreds of them. All my relatives had one and I would usually give them away to friends, wait staff at restaurants etc. If I was going slow I could finish it in 18 minutes, but my best time was 12 minutes. I can still fold it from memory. It is still one of my favorite $ models but Rohm's $ Jack in the Box still gets more oohs and aahs.

I learned this model from the instructions and although it is a bit hard to follow initially, it is much easier to memorize than learning from a diagram! After I successfully folded my first one following the verbal instructions here, I found that I could easily fold it from memory. It would be nice to see more of this kind of verbal origami instructions in the future!

I am trying to learn to fold this one.