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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!!
 
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Step 1: 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.
sshipley311 months ago
thx so much this was easy!
Agilov2 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
adahn2 years ago
this is the first instructable of shurikens i have been able to figure out thank you so much
keelyscutie3 years ago
this is waayyy to hard
blakedrake3 years ago
this looks so hard to make
Cyber King3 years ago
You SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cyber King3 years ago
This suckssssssssssssss

AH! SWASTIKA!
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

KottonKandy4 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.
   -K.K
stupidninja4 years ago
you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
josefu05 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)  josefu05 years ago
My pictures are better quality and I have more in depth instructions.
quinnhb4 years ago
it flies wellish bu it you should also have my thingyhttp://www.instructables.com/id/Shuriken-holster/
gogeta1264 years ago
at this step i got pissed and scrapped the paper........
gogeta1264 years ago
i dont understand this step :(
Nexnaught5 years ago
I used to make so many I gave them out to friends.
zjcloete5 years ago
To make the structure somewhat more reliable, try using duct/ duck tape.
crimson sausage (author)  zjcloete5 years ago
horray for duct tape!
soccerchris5 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)  soccerchris5 years ago
you CUT the square in half, then FOLD the halves of the square in half.
nick2237895 years ago
sucks i could not make it!!!!!!!!!!!
crimson sausage (author)  nick2237895 years ago
then you werent following the directions good enough.
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