Introduction: 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

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.

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

It was fun!

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

I like this shuriken

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Air_Assassin made it!(author)2011-06-15

hi

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CamillaLuvzMusic made it!(author)2010-10-25

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

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CamillaLuvzMusic made it!(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...... https://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Ninja-Stars/

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nothere526 made it!(author)2010-09-13

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

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VI+Coheed+IV made it!(author)2010-07-19

?O_o?

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fable343 made it!(author)2010-03-29

 how does it stick in fiting it together

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fable343 made it!(author)2010-03-29

 step three is so easy

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jakl0808 made it!(author)2009-11-28

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

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nmbalazs123 made it!(author)2009-09-30

After you finish step #3 it is easy!

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sorakun made it!(author)2009-06-23

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

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EagleRaptor1522 made it!(author)2009-05-20

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

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lololol123 made it!(author)2009-05-14

wtf, what is step trhee

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pooper556 made it!(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.

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michael+santana made it!(author)2009-04-25

this is so cool and it works vry good

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koolmuffin13 made it!(author)2007-08-30

its impossible to make them stay together

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Mothys made it!(author)2009-03-30

spit and alot of duct tape

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xiao+hawk made it!(author)2007-09-01

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

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koolmuffin13 made it!(author)2007-09-03

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

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creative+zen made it!(author)2008-04-13

your doing it wrong then

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xiao+hawk made it!(author)2008-04-16

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.

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creative+zen made it!(author)2008-04-17

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.

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pixac made it!(author)2009-03-27

works for me fine.thanks xiao

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imakeshurikens made it!(author)2009-03-26

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

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ninjasta made it!(author)2009-03-10

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

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mobott made it!(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!

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naruto4567 made it!(author)2009-02-11

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

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Motta made it!(author)2009-02-09

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

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obelisk made it!(author)2008-11-12

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

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undeadman76 made it!(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!!!!!!!

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hellpilot made it!(author)2008-06-19

Guns are better

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Joshinator made it!(author)2008-03-07

If you want something that will go REALLY fast, you should see https://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Disk-Shooter/

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Braeburn made it!(author)2007-12-17

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