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In this Instructable I will show how to make a cool origami ninja star or shuriken. If you are having problems tell me in the comments section.

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Step 1: Materials

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You will need 2 pieces of square paper, preferably printer paper or construction paper, but you can use any type of paper you like. I used 6-inch construction paper.

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Fold the top of the paper down on both sections. Then do it again.

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Fold both of them in half horizontally, and unfold.

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For the left piece, fold the left side up, aligning it with the fold you made in the previous step. For the right piece, fold the left side down.

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Follow the photos.

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Flip them over.

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Fold the corners like so.

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Orient the papers like in the photos.

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Tuck in the uppermost flap into the one on the right.

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Tuck the bottom flap into the left one.

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Flip over.

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Tuck in the right flap into the space between the upper and lower flaps. Then do the same with the left flap.

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You are done! Make more of them using different colors, they look very cool when flying.

WallyG22 months ago

omg so hard

super dude 84 months ago
couldn't do it without you actually telling me how to make it
apeme3bitter4 months ago

Very nice!!! I used to make them all the time but I had forgotten how.>.<

CookieI made it!6 months ago

i used flower origami papers and it looks very cool, too!!!

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Passion Make11 months ago

Awesome :)

Filipp (author)  Passion Make11 months ago


It's just that the folding part is driving me crazy! I don't understand which flap to tuck into where or what corner to fold into which place... Please help!
Filipp (author)  loompiggytutorials11 months ago

Try again!

Filipp (author) 11 months ago

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tofugami11 months ago
Classic and still just as awesome. We loved throwing them.
I didn't understand the directions at all=( I don't know what happened at all and I got upset with the outcome because it fell apart=(
seamster11 months ago

Nice! Great photos and instructions! I used to make these all the time as a kid. We made them with candy wrappers sometimes... very small and challenging, but they looked especially cool :)

Keep up the good work!

Filipp (author)  seamster11 months ago