I designed this dollar bill for a Sesame Street episode about finance.
It needed to be easy for children to find the numeral “1” in the design, and look familiar as a banknote, but not so close to the design of the US dollar bill to get us into legal trouble.
The original drawing of Mr. Hooper is by Caroll Spinney, though I went over the lines to get the weight to look right with the drawing of the rest of the bill. We printed these out on blue copy paper and then glued the front and back halves together so that the paper would be durable enough for puppets!
I also made some cards and envelopes to hold the dollar.