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 :)

Comments

author
ibrazulf invntor (author)2017-07-13

How do you make it come back to you

author

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

author
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!!

14965218741601663992599.jpg
author
vjbshbvhjdfnkjnkfdnk (author)2016-09-19

i dont know how to do the last bit

author

number 13/12 ????

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

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

image.jpg
author

that is nice

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

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

image.jpg
author
PatB138 (author)2017-05-09

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

author
TROLLSTAR123 (author)2017-03-28

step 12 is sooo annoying for me

Got a square post it note so it was small

IMG_2472.JPG
author
JosephM344 (author)2017-03-23

i cant make it

author
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

Photo on 3-3-17 at 10.29 AM.jpgPhoto on 3-3-17 at 10.29 AM #3.jpg
author
The GreatP (author)2016-12-07

I Made It!

author
Marshmalot (author)2016-10-07

YAY

author
EthanMWG (author)2016-10-05

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

author
Terminator1185 (author)2016-09-21

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

author
thomas37 (author)2016-05-26

awesome

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

This was hard and easy at the same time

image.jpeg
author
Jade19696898 (author)2015-12-01

Figured it out

author
Jade19696898 (author)2015-12-01

Howbdo you fold the flaps

author
riane.lim.54 (author)2015-03-27

GENIUNE TEACHER!

author
riane.lim.54 (author)2015-03-27

thanks!

author
riane.lim.54 (author)2015-03-27

author
riven.remlalruata.5 (author)2015-01-11

i like stars(shuriken)

author
friendlysinger (author)2012-04-01

could you do this with index cards?

author

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

author

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!)