Introduction: 8-sided Paper Shuriken

Picture of 8-sided Paper Shuriken

This paper shuriken takes longer to make, requires more paper to make, and is not as sturdy as the standard 4-sided paper shuriken, but it looks much more awesome. The bad thing about this shuriken is its difficulty to throw as it turns on its side inevitably no matter how it is thrown (effectively thrown a good distance, not some lame, 1 meter throw whose only purpose was to prove this statement wrong).

To make this shuriken, you need 8 pieces of square paper. Post-it notes work fine.

Sorry my pictures are pretty blurry.

Step 1: Making the First Few Pieces

Picture of Making the First Few Pieces

Take one post-it note make the folds:

1) Fold it in half lengthwise, then unfold.
2) Fold two adjacent corners that are on opposite sides of the first fold to the center.
3) (This step is hard to explain, so just follow the picture.) Fold the paper in half along the first fold and push down the back to make a parallelogram.

Then take another post-it and repeat the above steps.

Next, fit the front of the second piece into the back of the first piece like in the 6th picture. Then, fold the two protruding parts of the back of the first piece into the slit on the second piece.

Step 2: Making the Rest

Finally, no more difficult explaining for me!

Make 6 more pieces and attack them as you did the first 2. Fitting the last one in is sort of hard, but you're on your own for that part as I can't help you.

Now, you should have an octagon with an octagon-shaped hole in the center. Push in on the sides and the octagon will collapse, turning into an 8-sided shuriken.

Final words of wisdom: If you are punished/grounded/spanked/whipped/sued/killed for inflicting pain/causing injury/killing someone/something with this shuriken/shaken...well, that's your problem.


Skenny1112 made it! (author)2017-05-13

It was fun!

Cornbreadvan made it! (author)2016-03-13

I like this shuriken

Air_Assassin (author)2011-06-15


CamillaLuvzMusic (author)2010-10-25

since when are we "attacking the pieces as we did in step two"?

CamillaLuvzMusic (author)2010-10-24

No offense to xiao hawk, but your instructible isnt all that easy to follow-and I even know how to make these, I posted an 'ible on it earlier today (I didn't get the idea from you, but I learned this a long time ago)

So if you guys need help hopefully mine is clearer (I really don't mean to steal your thunder xiao hawk).....But as they say, great minds think alike......

nothere526 (author)2010-09-13

really how do you do step three it makes no sence I am so frustrated right now I could cry -_-*

VI Coheed IV (author)2010-07-19


fable343 (author)2010-03-29

 how does it stick in fiting it together

fable343 (author)2010-03-29

 step three is so easy

jakl0808 (author)2009-11-28

Hey I'm stuck on #3 so can u like post a video or something?

nmbalazs123 (author)2009-09-30

After you finish step #3 it is easy!

sorakun (author)2009-06-23

dude your right you don't explain very well... >.

EagleRaptor1522 (author)2009-05-20

I made one out of sheet metal!!!@#@$@$@#@#$%&*&%$&

lololol123 (author)2009-05-14

wtf, what is step trhee

pooper556 (author)2009-05-14

I'm stuck on step three. What does it mean by push down on the back. I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me.

michael santana (author)2009-04-25

this is so cool and it works vry good

koolmuffin13 (author)2007-08-30

its impossible to make them stay together

Mothys (author)koolmuffin132009-03-30

spit and alot of duct tape

xiao hawk (author)koolmuffin132007-09-01

What do you mean? Did you fold the ends down?

koolmuffin13 (author)xiao hawk2007-09-03

fom every angle i tried on a different one each time though

your doing it wrong then

xiao hawk (author)creative zen2008-04-16

I'm doing it wrong? Maybe you are just so perfect that there is no way you could possibly be incomprehensive.

And at least make an attempt to use better grammar, please.

creative zen (author)xiao hawk2008-04-17

What? I beleive I was talking to koolmuffin13, not you. And this it was just a comment. I beleive I can state an opinion without being persecuted for it.

pixac (author)2009-03-27

works for me fine.thanks xiao

imakeshurikens (author)2009-03-26

im stuck on number 2 step with the parallelogram...plz explain to me plzzzzz as soon as possible..:)

ninjasta (author)2009-03-10

I don't get it I mess up some where in the folding process it just doesent make sence

mobott (author)2009-02-22

great guide! but...when I folded mine together (I used post-it notes), it only fit into a 7-sided one, not an 8 sided one. but it still looks cool!

naruto4567 (author)2009-02-11

I made one with huge pieces of paper and dude its super crazy!!!!!!!!!you could use it like a frizbee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Motta (author)2009-02-09

...and if someone steal us the shuriken and kill us?

obelisk (author)2008-11-12

nice job xiao hawk. if you want to make a sturdier one just use construction paper

undeadman76 (author)2008-10-15

hey I did it on my first try!So if you don't like it thats your problem...I really like the ninja star!make an even bigger 1 by getting 8 pieces of paper and cutting them into squares.its awesome!!!!!!!

hellpilot (author)2008-06-19

Guns are better

Joshinator (author)2008-03-07

If you want something that will go REALLY fast, you should see

Braeburn (author)2007-12-17

thank you so much! I found this befofe, but they just say to stick them together!

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