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In this instructable, you'll learn how to make a shuriken also known as a ninja star out of paper.
 
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Step 1: Get One Piece of Origami Paper

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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

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

Step 3: Fold in Half

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Fold both pieces in half the long way.

Step 4: Fold it in Half the Other Way

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Fold it in half the other way

Step 5: Unfold

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Unfold the last fold you made.

Step 6: Fold the Top Half on Both Pieces

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

Step 7: Fold the Bottom Half of Both Pieces

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Fold the bottom half of both pieces in opposite directions.

Step 8: Flip

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Turn over both pieces.

Step 9: Fold the Two Squarish Pieces into Triangles

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

Step 10: Fold in the Triangles

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Fold the triangles into the body of both pieces.

Step 11: Put the Pieces on Top of Each Other

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Put the pieces of top of each other.

Step 12: Fold in the Flaps

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Fold the triangles into the pockets of the body.

Step 13: Now You're Done!

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Enjoy your shuriken :)
could you do this with index cards?
YellowBlu Co. (author)  friendlysinger2 years ago
Yes, but it would be VERY hard to fold in the flaps to the body, and it come out VERY small.
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!)