Introduction: Floss Pick Ninja Star

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One of the most under appreciated items that hide in my bathroom closet are floss picks. Finding a bag with a few unused picks (they only looked unused, but I was not sure...) I played around with them and created a star out of them. I only had six of them, but a bigger star can easily be made. This can be made as a nice decoration, a potential weapon, or used to create a minty air while you work. It's simple to make in a few minutes, so plenty can be made to bring new purpose to floss picks!


yodog1645 (author)2016-03-05

loved this instructable thanks for sharing

l8nite (author)2011-07-09

they do look really cool, what happens when you throw them ? maybe a dab of epoxy at each intersection would make it stronger.

recklesskiba (author)2011-07-09

should make a bigger one with wood and rope and then paint it or something. almost like a ninja coat of arms eh?

AngryRedhead (author)2011-05-05

Ha!  It reminds me of the Glaive from "Krull".

TheStott (author)AngryRedhead2011-07-03

omg me too!!

username252 (author)AngryRedhead2011-05-06

I just looked at the pictures. Nice!

AngryRedhead (author)username2522011-05-06

You should totally rename this for random-horrible-film-knowledge posterity!

username252 (author)2011-05-01

I like how everyone likes this so far, so please vote for me in the Bathroom Challenge!

nachozombie (author)2011-04-30

can you try to 'sharpen' the blade cuz everytime i try, the floss picks break :/

username252 (author)nachozombie2011-05-01

There are many types of floss picks, so your star could be made differently. I suggest try using more picks in your star if you can't get a good fit all the way. Sharpening the pick end could help to bend them more easily, so try experimenting.

Hope this helps!

mischka (author)2011-04-29

Loving that! I have a couple of those picks around in my bathroom. because I never use them I have to try this. I would spray it with black or argentine color. Would look like a really ninja star.

username252 (author)mischka2011-04-29

Have fun then! The amount of picks you have to use can vary depending on what kind of shape they're in. Thanks for you comment!

Stripeythecrab (author)2011-04-26

This is the epitome of the boredness-resulting-in-productivity that I enjoy. I love it!!! Keep it up, man!


username252 (author)2011-04-26

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pandadude (author)2011-04-26

Pretty cool. It reminds of the paper ninja stars that my friend used to make.

poofrabbit (author)2011-04-26

Oh my gosh this is really neat! It really transforms the look of the floss picks! Very very cool!

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