Picture of The Easiest Way To Make A Paper Ninja Star
These things are so much fun to make once you get the process down, you can make them with no tools other than your hands and any piece of paper. I make at least 5 of these every school day just out of scrap paper (doodles, handed back work, notes, etc.) Its an amazingly addictive way to reuse your paper and to keep yourself busy during those long days. You can also do these in the car, at the restaurant, on a plane, anywhere theres paper. But beware, these little bundles of joy can get on a teachers nerves faster than you can say Chicken Pot Pie, especially if you do things like throw them around the class or at your friends. I'm not your mother, but just know that I'm not responsible for any lunch detention you get as a result of these. Further more, lets get on to the instructions!!

Step 1: The First folds

Picture of The First folds
You should start out with a peice of paper free of any rips or tears, the size doesnt matter, but a standard piece of 8.5 by 11 makes a good sized star. Its a good idea to have a flat surface like a table or a desk to do your folding on, it makes everything a lot easier.

Start out by laying your paper down and making a diagonal fold so the top and side of the paper match up, this should create a right triangle with an extra long bottom. Then flip over the paper and fold the extra flap down so it matches up with the bottom of the triangle. Crease the fold with your finger nails, and move on to the next step.
Jonathany2 made it!4 months ago

Look at mine's

JazmineT5 months ago

Nope Not Easy.

Shawndomo6 months ago
You're all below my skill level

It was so easy man

Joshuatheroux8 months ago


is hard

Maya443810 months ago
You should not title it the easiest way to make a ninja star it should be call the hardest way to make a ninja star
NoahS21 year ago

these steps are very hard :[

NoahS2 NoahS21 year ago

never mind i do under stand

NoahS2 NoahS21 year ago

never mind i do under stand

sshipley32 years ago
thx so much this was easy!
Agilov4 years ago
Remember Kids, you'll go to jail if you do this in Germany... But seriously, folding a "Hakenkreuz" and title it "Germany" is not cool. -> Agilov
adahn4 years ago
this is the first instructable of shurikens i have been able to figure out thank you so much
keelyscutie4 years ago
this is waayyy to hard
blakedrake4 years ago
this looks so hard to make
Cyber King4 years ago
You SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cyber King4 years ago
This suckssssssssssssss

Lol jk!

Indeed, easy way to explain something that took me a hour to fully understand. Now I do them AND kunai.
it is fantasic !!! XD 
i dont speak in english ... :S
holy fuk!!! its impossible to make!!! can u make it more clearer?

if your gonna use tape then just make triangles and tape them together

KottonKandy5 years ago
Great job! You did an amazing job explaining this, and with the help of your Instructable, I was finally able to make this.
stupidninja6 years ago
you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
josefu06 years ago
how is this better. like a thousand people saw my instructables. at lease i have more origami instructions than you
josefu0: why do you have to go around everyone else's 'ibles on this and go on about how much better yours is? ANYWAY excellent instructable, best throwing stars one ive seen
crimson sausage (author)  josefu06 years ago
My pictures are better quality and I have more in depth instructions.
quinnhb6 years ago
it flies wellish bu it you should also have my thingyhttp://www.instructables.com/id/Shuriken-holster/
gogeta1266 years ago
at this step i got pissed and scrapped the paper........
gogeta1266 years ago
i dont understand this step :(
Nexnaught6 years ago
I used to make so many I gave them out to friends.
zjcloete6 years ago
To make the structure somewhat more reliable, try using duct/ duck tape.
crimson sausage (author)  zjcloete6 years ago
horray for duct tape!
soccerchris6 years ago
wow... i couldnt even get to step 3. i thout you make a square pice of paper and than cut it in half. how did you get such log rectangeles?
crimson sausage (author)  soccerchris6 years ago
you CUT the square in half, then FOLD the halves of the square in half.
nick2237896 years ago
sucks i could not make it!!!!!!!!!!!
crimson sausage (author)  nick2237896 years ago
then you werent following the directions good enough.