Introduction: How to Make an Origami Ninja Star

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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.

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.


Rather be reading made it! (author)2017-05-07

Had trouble with direction but when i asked my art teach for help it became SO much easier.

hotice4_35 (author)2017-02-14

got it (:

3116037 (author)2016-12-08

So far this is easy

Puppygirl333 (author)2016-10-09

this is what I got???

Aleeya_ (author)Puppygirl3332016-10-21


SukiratA (author)2016-01-19

I don't understand your instructions

Puppygirl333 (author)SukiratA2016-10-09

I don't understand the instruction!

jthompson199902 made it! (author)2016-07-05

I made this first try!

imolafandilikewarmhugs (author)2015-11-01

SUH-WEET!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

KeshaunR (author)2015-09-24

boy u guessin

WallyG2 (author)2015-05-29

omg so hard

super dude 8 (author)2015-04-04

couldn't do it without you actually telling me how to make it

apeme3bitter (author)2015-03-21

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

CookieI made it! (author)2015-01-30

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

Passion Make (author)2014-08-16

Awesome :)

Filipp (author)Passion Make2014-08-19


loompiggytutorials (author)2014-08-15

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!

Try again!

Filipp (author)2014-08-16

Vote for this Instructable in the Teach It Contest!!!

tofugami (author)2014-08-16

Classic and still just as awesome. We loved throwing them.

loompiggytutorials (author)2014-08-15

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=(

seamster (author)2014-08-15

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)seamster2014-08-15


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