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We teach juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and rola-bola skills.
Just some fun with currency. The smile/frown works with almost any face-on portrait. Lincoln is the best one.
- Lincoln Smile Frown
The folds through Lincoln's eyes are mountain folds. The center fold is a valley fold.
- The smile/frown thing is much more impressive "live"
- The eyes really pop-out, especially when looking down
- While on the subject of eyes - the elephant has one
- Directions to make the elephant is a pdf file (48k)
- This is designed for a U.S. bill
- The aspect ratio of the money should be about 2.4:1
- Other currency will work if the ratio is between 2.6 & 2.2 to 1
- Directions to make the butterfly is a normal web page
- The heart reverses - both are the same bill
- Directions to make the heart is a normal web page
- If you get stuck on a step, look ahead to the next to see what it looks like folded.
- Reviewing the picture of the finished figure also helps.
- Increasing the moisture level in the bill makes it more pliable resulting in sharper folds.
- It is very much a guess to get the right moisture level.
- Place the bill on a flat surface with a dry paper towel over it.
- Now place a very lightly moistened cloth over that.
- Let stand for a few minutes then try folding the bill.
- When you hit the right moisture level it will make the figure much easier to get the difficult folds correctly done.