The challenge for day 15 was to use just a dollar to create something. Automatically, I wanted to fold the dollar bill into a shirt like I have seen people do before. When I went to search for the instructions to do that, I found out that there is a way to fold a dollar bill into an elephant!
Well, I was up for that. How adorable!!!
So I read through these instructions on squidoo and attempted. When I got frustrated with those instructions, I tried the ones on e-how. I STILL wasn't understanding those stupid instructions and was about to give up when I tried youtube. I found this video.
I'll admit, I still had to convince myself not to give up multiple times and had to rewind the video twice as many times, but I eventually got something that looks similar to the elephant in the pictures.
In the classroom, this would be a fun origami project for older kids, even not on a dollar bill. It's also a good prize to give students who succeed. Finally, outside of the classroom, it's a great party trick or way to leave tips.
An irritating and time-consuming project, but I'm going to keep practicing so I can get it on my own!