Introduction: How to Make a Paper Shuriken

In this instructable, you'll learn how to make a shuriken also known as a ninja star out of paper.

Step 1: Get One Piece of Origami Paper

Get one piece of origami paper. Any square piece of paper will work too. You only need one piece of paper. I know there are two in the picture, but you only need one!

Step 2: Cut in Half

Fold the paper in half, then cut so you have a reference.

Step 3: Fold in Half

Fold both pieces in half the long way.

Step 4: Fold It in Half the Other Way

Fold it in half the other way

Step 5: Unfold

Unfold the last fold you made.

Step 6: Fold the Top Half on Both Pieces

Fold the top half on both pieces, but do it in opposite directions.

Step 7: Fold the Bottom Half of Both Pieces

Fold the bottom half of both pieces in opposite directions.

Step 8: Flip

Turn over both pieces.

Step 9: Fold the Two Squarish Pieces Into Triangles

Fold the squarish pieces at the top and bottom in into triangles on both pieces.

Step 10: Fold in the Triangles

Fold the triangles into the body of both pieces.

Step 11: Put the Pieces on Top of Each Other

Put the pieces of top of each other.

Step 12: Fold in the Flaps

Fold the triangles into the pockets of the body.

Step 13: Now You're Done!

Enjoy your shuriken :)

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ibrazulf+invntor made it!(author)2017-07-13

How do you make it come back to you

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YellowBlu+Co. made it!(author)2017-07-15

They're not supposed to return to you. Maybe you're thinking of a boomerang?

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NickM310 made it!(author)2017-06-03

Just like I used to make in elementary school. My son had been asking me and I could not remember. Thanks this is great and he loves it!!

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vjbshbvhjdfnkjnkfdnk made it!(author)2016-09-19

i dont know how to do the last bit

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abdulsona5379786 made it!(author)2017-06-02

number 13/12 ????

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khunthea60 made it!(author)2016-04-24

Ehhhhhhhhhhhh.... I didn't do the best, but this tutorial was gr

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abdulsona5379786 made it!(author)2017-06-02

that is nice

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PatB138 made it!(author)2017-05-09

That was a good instructable, good job to whom made it.

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PatB138 made it!(author)2017-05-09

That was a good instructable, good job to whom made it

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TROLLSTAR123+ made it!(author)2017-03-28

step 12 is sooo annoying for me

Got a square post it note so it was small

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JosephM344 made it!(author)2017-03-23

i cant make it

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FinnA5 made it!(author)2017-03-03

I made it!, I also made different colors with them mixing. If u stitch the sides they become heavier and they make them more accurate

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The+GreatP made it!(author)2016-12-07

I Made It!

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Marshmalot made it!(author)2016-10-07

YAY

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EthanMWG made it!(author)2016-10-05

I made it, but, from step six onwards folded them the same way.

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Terminator1185 made it!(author)2016-09-21

I love it!! I made it. It looks great!!!

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thomas37 made it!(author)2016-05-26

awesome

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BUP23 made it!(author)2016-02-03

This was hard and easy at the same time

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Jade19696898 made it!(author)2015-12-01

Figured it out

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Jade19696898 made it!(author)2015-12-01

Howbdo you fold the flaps

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riane.lim.54 made it!(author)2015-03-27

GENIUNE TEACHER!

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riane.lim.54 made it!(author)2015-03-27

thanks!

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riane.lim.54 made it!(author)2015-03-27

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riven.remlalruata.5 made it!(author)2015-01-11

i like stars(shuriken)

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friendlysinger made it!(author)2012-04-01

could you do this with index cards?

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YellowBlu+Co. made it!(author)2012-04-01

Yes, but it would be VERY hard to fold in the flaps to the body, and it come out VERY small.

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friendlysinger made it!(author)2012-04-13

OK, thanks! People did this in my grade and I think they might have used index cards. (I wouldn't know becuase I never made one and they got banned from my grade. My dean even went room to room at took them himself!)