One day as I was watching some uber-cheesy kung-fu movie, I had a thought: Wouldn't it be cool if I had some dangerously pointy, throwy things? Which lead me to googling for how to make my own stars. What turned up was a page on how to make simple paper throwing stars. (I'll show you how to make those, too.)
Even after that, my thirst was not satisfied, so I scrounged around my house for some material that would serve my needs. Pretty quickly I realized that old CD's were perfect for this project.

The Cd's weren't dangerous enough, so I made some out of metal.
You can go to Home Depot and cut your own out of some duct metal, they're quick and I don't really think they need another Instructable.

You can get "blank covers" in the electrical section in many stores. They are high quality aluminum disks that make GREAT shuriken. They sink into trees up to the center. (Poor tree! :P ) Seriously, if you weight one of those suckers, get a good throw in, they'll make that sweet *THOK* sound and stick a good inch or so in.

Yet Another Update:
Perhaps I should clarify a bit more what these "blank covers" are. They're round pieces of metal, maybe 4 or 5 inches in diameter. (I don't have any on hand to measure for sure). They are used as covers for electrical boxes. Apparently, what metal they're made out of varies from store to store.

At the local Wal Mart, I found "Electric Box Covers - Blank, Round" (3 dollars for 4 discs of galvanized steel). At Home Depot, they appeared to be made of aluminum, and were sold in packs of 2 for 4 dollars.

Personally, I'd buy the ones from Wal Mart. They're a bit weightier than their Home Depot cousins, and they cost a bit less as well.

Ah, here's phyco_ninja's Instructable on cutting out metal shuriken from electrical box covers. He uses a Dremel tool, rather than shears or tin snips to make his cuts. Note that he doesn't start out with a completely round piece of metal. It's perfectly fine to use box covers of that shape.

Again, no throwing pointy things at people / animals / property!

Step 1: Paper Throwing Stars

My Paper Shuriken Guide

The link above is an excellent and detailed guide on how to make paper throwing stars from either one or two pieces of paper. I learned how to make a good two-piece in under ten minutes.

Continue on to learn how to make stars from old Cd's.
im making one
Nice man!! making one now!
cool. Good idea. Mine was pretty cool and it cracked on one throw but that made it better! its straight but dosent get stuck in stuff well <br>
you could just go to a local pawn shop and buy a real shurinken anywhere from 50 cents to 10$. just trying to be helpful
Cheesy Kung-Fu movie? Now there's a redundancy!
For the paper one's stick a quarter inside it adds the perfect balance of weight
you know maybe adding washers to the sides where the ring is would make it hit the target harder..im going to try that out
ya. i put quarters on each side were the hole is and it flys really good
Mine actually broke (one of the spokes broke off, including where it was connected to the middle) and now there's just an open spot in the middle circle. The cool thing is that it curves! when i throw it to the left (clockwise) it curves to the right, and vice versa
how do get a picture on your account picture?please reply this comment.please
did it work...
and try to get pictures...
omg! these r awesome! if you super glue two shurikens together it makes it stronger, heavier and more painful(not that i've thrown it at anyone, but it looks more painful)
i did it...but i can hit a thing..it is too light...i will try to put it some tape to make it heavier!
umm he said if its too light put washers on the side where the hole is just so you dont waste tape
I read online that you can make throwing stars out of soup can lids,&nbsp;but they bend easily so you should like super glue 2 lids&nbsp;together. Im probably going to do the &quot;blank covers&quot; or soup can lid but what i like about the lid is that its cheap. Hope this helped.
hey thanks for the instructable.... it worked!
&nbsp;Make sure you draw on the read side, not the side with the pictures or cover.
&nbsp;That is awesome. for a 13-year old this will be extremely&nbsp;helpful. thank you.
&nbsp;I just made one myself. All i have to say is&nbsp;AWESOME!!!!
&nbsp;CD shurikens are amazing.<br /> <br /> Amazingly painful.<br />
Well, perhaps I just got lucky ,(in that my Cd's cut smoothly and without splinters), but I'm fairly sure that this should work for everyone.
i made one from a cd just now , but it came out wierd-ish lookin. its kinda crooked. :( my i tried throwing it on my cieling in the house that we are renting and it got stuck on the cieling!!!
it looks sooo cool.but i couldn't find any useless discs.
sounds cool,but all though,the people around my street would get me back if i used them as targets. :(
why the f*** did you use so many irrelevant profane stupid keywords?<br/>
think about it: what do people search for on this site? or maybe just bored?
Mainly we are bored and need to get through another day of school.
Ya because each day we spend makeing things figuring that schools out in 38 days hoot hoot
I'm kind of doubting that it's even possible
Hehe, it's evil, but it works! : )
So no matter what you look up, you'll see this instructable.
i guess
wow thats a lot of keywords... WHY IS THERE CHARGER???????? By the way nice instructable but i say use different designs for the cd.
Nice! I just made a template one and am making many more. Note: Only works with cds not dvds, that one cracked.
cool! Now i can add this to my collection, and finally avenge myself<br/>ps-u can make cool arrowheads too check this out <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woonO_n9_f8">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woonO_n9_f8</a><br/>
wrap the whole CD in tape before you mark and cut it wont break that way.
Ouch it's hard. I mean the part with the sissors I couldn't cut them!!!!!
A couple of questions: 1. Do you need a special kind of scissors? 2. Would Scotch tape work for preventing splintering? 3. Will sandpaper work for sharpening it? What grit?
those shurikens rock!
Great Instructable. I found that if you put masking tape on the cd before you even start, it doesn't splinter everywhere. at the end, you can leave it, or take it off.
The C.D won't even go into a block of foam that i use for bow and arrow practice... is there a way you could somehow sharpen the cd?
So cruel, stop killing that poor human head analog *runs away sobbing then shanks you with real ninja shurikin and laughs evilly*
Where's the " wood and super sharp metal "?
DAMN!!! thats cool
ha ha ha :d is veryyyyyyyyyyy COOOL!!!!:D

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