Bunny Money

By Noreen Doll.

Fold some delightful bunny money to give a gift of money in a creative way. Dollar bill origami is easy and fun!

Bunny Money by Crafty Journal

This is a wonderful idea for an Easter basket, or to give older kids who feel they are too old for Easter baskets.

Bunny Money - Crafty Journal

And it would make great Easter party favors. Or show kids how to fold bunny money as a party activity.

It would work well for other occasions, too, such as birthdays, or a just for fun way to give your favorite kid some extra spending money.

Bunny Money - Crafty Journal

Bunny Money

You can find a package of wiggly eyes in a few sizes at the Dollar Store.

Try this very easy dollar bill origami.


Crisp, New Dollar Bill (or any other denomination)

Wiggly Eyes (Optional – but it looks more bunny-like with them)

Small Pink Circle  (Card stock, construction paper, or craft foam)

Double Sided Tape

How to Fold Easy Bunny Money.

1. Lay the dollar bill face up.  Fold the bottom edge up to about the middle of the row of bright green numbers on the upper right part of the bill. Crease sharply.


2. Fold the top edge down so it is even with the fold at the bottom of the bill. Crease sharply.


3. Fold the dollar bill in half from side to side, making sure all edges are even. Crease sharply in the middle.

Unfold the last fold.


4. Fold the right side up so the bottom edge touches the center line fold. Crease sharply.


5. Fold the left side up the same way so there is no large gap between the edges, and the top edges are even.


6. Fold the left top corner on the left side to the center as shown.



Repeat with the other ear.


7. In the center of each ear, pinch the edges together and crease just in the middle – between where the thumb and finger are.


8. Turn the bunny money over.

9.Using double sided tape, put a small pink circle at the point.


10. Use double sided tape to add 2 wiggly eyes close together, just above the pink circle.


The bunny money is ready to hide in an Easter basket. Or slip into a card.


I prefer the bunny money made with the back side of the bill showing, as George’s face is a bit distracting when the front side of a dollar bill is used.


Have fun with dollar bill origami.

© Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. How Cute!!! What a wonderful easter idea.

  2. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    This is very cute! Seems like one of the simpler patterns too-thanks:@)

  3. Oh yeah, adorable for Easter baskets. Thanks for sharing! Pinning too :)

  4. That is so stinkin’ adorable!

  5. This is such a great idea! I so need to do this for my neice and nephews this year! Thanks a bunch for sharing this at our Monday Funday link party this week!

    Take care,


  6. Fun! Fun! Fun! My grandkids will love it…and I thank you for sharing. Saw this post at Mix it up Monday.

  7. ADORBS. What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

  8. This IS perfect for the older kids – thanks!

  9. This is the cutest money I’ve ever seen!! I love this and so will my daughter! :) Michelle

  10. This is stinkin’ adorable! I think I’ll do this for the Easter baskets this year. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  11. So cute! Thanks for sharing at A New Creation!

  12. Very cute!!

  13. Bunny Money! I love it! I’m sure my kiddos will too : )
    Thanks so much for partying with us at Time to Sparkle!


  14. My son will love this! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have a great week.
    House on the Way

  15. You have such fun ideas!! Thanks for linking up to An Oldie but a Goodie link party! – Jessica (cutesycrafts.com)

  16. Fun money bunny. Well done. Thank you. ~ Rose

  17. Makes a dollar look great and appealing! Thanks so much, Carolyn

  18. What a cute idea! I will be using this as the rabbit is on our family crest and makes an appearance at all family gatherings.

  19. How fun!


  20. I love it! What a cute craft to make with kids!

    hugs x
    Crystelle Boutique

  21. wouldn’t these be perfect hiding inside an egg!

  22. I don’t like the kids Easter baskets to be full of candy. This would be a good alternative. Thank you. Hope to see you next week!


  23. This is so fun!! What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial! I will be sure to use this for any Easter related money gifts. :) I may have to tuck one of these in my 6 month old’s Easter basket to put in his piggy bank .. just because it is sooooo sweet!

  24. Love the whimsy! Thanks for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share! Blessings, D

  25. So cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

  26. My kids will absolutely go CRAZY over being able to make a bunny with their money. I know our readers will love it, too! :)

  27. PINNED!

  28. That is so cute! Too funny!

  29. What a fun idea for Easter baskets! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  30. Super cute! My Father in Law loves folding money. He has a book on it! I’ll have to show him this. Visiting from the spring blog hop!

  31. Adorbs! Adding this to my sons Easter basket! He will LOVe it! Thanks for sharing, popping by from Ladybird ln

  32. I don’t know which my kids would love more–making them or receiving them! I’m including this in my preschool Easter round up at http://preschoolpowolpackets.blogspot.com/2013/03/29-easter-activities-for-preschoolers.html — let me know if that’s a problem!

  33. This is such a fun idea! We give money instead of baskets and this is perfect, thanks!

  34. Darling way to add to an Easter Basket for older children! Thanks for the great idea :) Happy Weekend!!

  35. It’s cute and perfect for the Easter baskets!

  36. Very fun and cute! thanks!

  37. Do you have instructions to make an origami owl using a dollar? I’d be so appreciative.

  38. I smiled when I saw the money bunny on Share the Shelter. They are going to hop right in my grands Easter packages.

  39. This is adorable! Pinning it! :-)

  40. This is so adorable! What a cute gift idea. Thank you for joining us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  41. So cute! I will be adding these to the Easter cards! Thank you!

  42. What a cute bunny! Thank you for sharing it.


  43. What a creative way to make a bunny. Love the tutorial!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  44. Featuring Soon On Bacon Time!

  45. What a perfect addition to an Easter basket next week. 😀 Thanks for the idea and tutorial.

  46. This is so cool! Pinned it!

  47. So cute! Thanks so much for linking up with Inspired Weekends! Please stop by Horrific Knits on Friday for the next round!

  48. So cute!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

  49. My kiddo would love some bunny money! Cute idea! Thanks for sharing & linking up!

  50. Hi, Noreen, You always make things that NEED to be featured!! Thanks for linking up. New party open in a few minutes.. Linda

  51. These are adorable! Perfect for Easter baskets! You are a Featured Favorite on Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes this week, thanks for joining us last week, we love having you! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!
    Mackenzie :)

  52. This was the most viewed link at my link party last week. Congrats!

    Thank you so much for linking this up at Saturday Spotlight! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)



  53. Thanks for linking this up to Look What We Did. Tomorrow I will be kicking off a new link up for April. I hope you’ll stop by and add all your new posts. I look forward to seeing what you’ve been up to. -Savannah http://www.hammocktracks.com

  54. My son will love this. I’m certainly saving this for next year. Thanks for sharing at my Easter Party at My Life’s a Treasure

  55. I absolutely love this! Perfect for my 11 yr old to put inside his Easter basket! Thanks for sharing. Found you on the Someday Crafts blog hop. =) ~Jamie

  56. How cute is this!!! Love it!!! Thank you for posting.

  57. This is so super cute!! I won’t feel bad sticking money in my 16 year old’s basket if it’s bunny shaped!! Thanks for linking up to Wake up Wednesday this week!

  58. Too cute, thanks for the tutorial! Found you on the linky party!

  59. Rosemary says:

    Very cute and easy to mail to out-of-town relatives. Add a cotton ball to the back for a cute tail!

  60. This is so perfect for an Easter card or Easter basket. Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

  61. you are right, the front side is a bit disturbing lol I love this though and will make a couple (small bills) to add to the kids and grand kid’s baskets!

  62. this is such a fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy!

  63. So cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  64. What a fun craft. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great weekend!!

  65. Really clever.

  66. This is really cute! I made a shamrock for St. Patrick’s day and this will be perfect for adding to my daughters eggs! Thanks for ideas! I am visiting from The Gathering Spot today.

  67. This is really cute and I am going to make some for my grandbabies!

  68. This is really cute. We have a shirt made from dollars bills but I think it took 5 $1 bills to make it. Visiting from Tuesdays with a Twist.

  69. This is just great! I found you on A Bowl Full of Lemons. Pinned!

  70. My kids would love this, better idea than just all candy and they won’t mind they’re getting some bunny money! Sharing on my blog’s FB page tomorrow :)

  71. Hello! Stopping by from Worthwhile Wednesdays. This is so cute! I actually like the googly eyes on George 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  72. THANKS! I’m always looking for non-candy treats for the Easter Basket, and this is perfect for my little ones. Pinned!

  73. Cute & Creative! Thanks for sharing. I just stumbled upon your site so I am off now to take a look at the rest of your blog!

  74. How cute! I’m definitely making a couple for my granddaughter’s Easter basket — and I just happen to have some wiggly eyes on hand!!

  75. This is the cutest!

  76. Too cute! This would be a great gift for the older kids. I am horrible at origami but I think I could handle this. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  77. So adorable! My 11-year-old daughter is going to try making bunny money.

  78. Jann Olson says:

    Love this fun bunny money! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  79. This is such a fun way to give money for Easter! My son is going to love it. Thanks for the tutorial! Visiting from the Hit me with your Best Shot Linky Party.

  80. Thanks for always sharing your crafts on our Saturday Crafty Showcase!!! You projects are always so creative!!!

  81. Very Cute and stylish money!
    Thanks for sharing this at Fabulous Friday

  82. Love your blog and your creative posts! This bunny is too cute!

  83. Such a fun way to give money!

  84. That is so cute!! I know my son would say…”only $1″! 😛 Might have to try this. Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

  85. Maybe I should put “Bunny Money” in my kids’ Easter egg!

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  86. Now that’s cute. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. The little one’s would like to find this in their Easter basket.

  87. That’s so cute! I wouldn’t mind getting one of these for Easter (but I’d like it to say 100…LOL) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo

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