Origami Ganesh (elephant) for Miss India OPL

Start with a brand new dollar bill with the face towards you but upside down, this way the eye on top of the pyramid on the back of the bill will end up being the eye of Ganesh. If you don't have a U.S. dollar click on picture on left or here. yada charoenmitr

ganesh Valley fold the bill in half, length and width, to crease it, then fold the edges the same way you fold a paper airplane.
Valley fold lowers the fold,
mountain fold raises it.
valley = - - - - - - - -blue- - - - - - -
mountain = - - - o - - -red- - - o - - - -

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45o then 22.5o degree angles
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Valley fold exactly where the two triangles meet

ganeshMountain fold a crease so the right side of the bill goes all the way to the left side that's already folded (big arrow, ...arrow is behind), unfold it, mountain fold a crease so the right side of the bill goes to the mountain fold crease you just made (small arrow), unfold it, then valley fold a crease about one third of the way from the mountain fold you just made to the right edge of the bill. Fold up all the creases you made.
ganesh The first fold should be the red one number (1) (like picture on right) then red number (2) then the blue on the right end of the bill number (3), then when you make the other blue fold number (4) make sure the distances between the reds and the blues are the same... 1 and 4 should be the same distances as 2 and 3.
Having blue fold number (4) line up exactly with the triangle point isn't as important as getting the other folds symmetric.
Looking at the folds from the side they should look like a flattened down "Z" and a backwards flattened down "Z".

ganeshPull up the top and bottom edges of the upper layer of the double Z channel type fold you just made and squash the sides in so they line up with the edges from the back, if you practice and find the correct spots to fold, they will make perfectly symmetric triangular and rectangular shapes.
Unfold the big triangle.
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Valley fold both sides along the outside of the Z channel, then mountain fold the big triangular section so it covers only about one half of the front leg channel part (that should be on the same crease that was the initial halving fold from step one)
ganeshTurn the whole thing over ...  ganesh
Valley fold the big triangular section along the outside of the front leg Z channel, then mountain fold the big triangular section back so it covers only about one half of the front leg channel part
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Mountain fold the whole thing in half
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From here on out every diagram looks the same on the other side 

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Mountain fold the triangular section (trunk) through the inside of the body so the ear has a slight angle and the point of the trunk sticks out the back, unfold it.
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Squeeze the upper part in the middle of the trunk in front of the ear crease you just made and push it into the body allowing the ear crease to open as you push and the valley fold to line up with the front edge of the front leg.
ganeshMountain fold the triangular section through the inside of the trunk so the point of the trunk sticks almost straight down. ganeshValley fold the final section of the trunk up from the line equal to what could be considered the chin or tusk area, the center crease has to be reversed from the tusk area to the tip of the trunk point
ganeshValley fold and/or squash fold the tip of the trunk to point backwards and up, then open up the back a little and valley fold out the tail. ganesh Flux by Jim Cranwell  exit
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