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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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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.

Passion Make5 months ago

Awesome :)

Filipp (author)  Passion Make5 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)  loompiggytutorials5 months ago

Try again!

Filipp (author) 5 months ago

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tofu9115 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=(
seamster5 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)  seamster5 months ago