Introduction: Transforming Post-It Note Ninja Star

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This is an 8 point ninja star that you can make out of any 8 pieces of square paper (Post-it notes are just convenient and about the right size)

P.S. Sorry about the Purple Post-its but I didn't think the yellow would provide much contrast, and please disregard the incorrect time stamps.

P.P.S. this is my first Instructable so be gentle. ;þ

Step 1: The Prep

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You will need 8 Post-it notes for each star and with each you will be making the following shape.

Start by folding the Post-it note (sticky part on the top) in half away from the sticky side then flatten it back out

Then fold the 2 sticky corners to the center (like making a paper air plane) this should cover the sticky area so it wont be a pain later. Now fold in half along the crease

The next step is not hard but it's kinda hard to explain via text so hopefully the video or images will do it, but basically you are going to valley fold the square end into it's self so you end up with a sorta wonky diamond.

Now repeat 7 more times.

Step 2: The Assembly

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Take two of your segments we will call them "PieceOne" and "PieceTwo" take the pointy end of PieceOne and place it in the valley created on PieceTwo. You should now have two 1/4 inch pieces of PieceTwo sticking past the edge of PieceOne we will call them "Tabs" just fold the Tabs into the valley on PieceOne this should hold them together.

Now repeat this process for the rest of the segments by placing the next segment into the exposed valley of the assembly, the last one will complete the circle.

Step 3: The Transformation

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The Transformation

Ok this is the fun part if you gently press in on the sides they will slide to the center (like an old school camera shutter) leaving 8 points of Ninja slicing goodness exposed.

I supposed I better give the token warning about not throwing this at anyone, so here we go.


That being said, it really doesn't fly that strait anyway, so even if you did chuck one at your co-worker you more then likely wouldn't hit them.


DavidB1076 (author)2017-03-30

It was easy to make and i made money once I made so much!!!!!!

parttimeninja (author)2008-10-09

Hey its a PARALELLAGRAM. but ive got and easier way to do it

what is it?


Reed_Sky_Born (author)2012-04-04

That is just NARLY !!! (:

JWulfe (author)2011-05-28

LOL! Someone is auctioning these off on Listia.

cooljs (author)2011-05-12

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!soo cooOOOOOl :)

KINGNUTZ90 (author)2011-04-04

i just got done making my first one and it works amazingly. i had so much fun making it. thanx to whoever made the print out instructions =)

djrockdrummer (author)2011-03-28

i did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

popcorn4lunch (author)2011-02-16

wuhw, thats awesome! guna hav 2 make more!

brainiac120 (author)2010-11-24

MY STAR IS JACKED UP IT WONT GO IN FULLY WTH DID I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jklujm (author)2010-10-19

During construction, I can't get it to stay together!!!

thebomb745 (author)2010-07-26

when i push in it crumples up wat did i do wrong?

TabLeft (author)thebomb7452010-07-27

probably nothing,you just have to be kinda careful when pushing it in the first time... just don't push to hard and try it from a few different spots it should work out.

T8tersalid (author)2010-07-02

When I push on the sides, it just crumples up. What did I do wrong?

TabLeft (author)T8tersalid2010-07-27

probably nothing,you just have to be kinda careful when pushing it in the first time... just don't push to hard and try it from a few different spots it should work out.

jayzeerox (author)2010-05-19

OMG THIS IS AWESOME!!!! i gonna make a lot!!! also, wouldn't it be cool if u had 7 rainbow colors and one white? :D

TabLeft (author)jayzeerox2010-05-20

well if you wanted to split the spectrum up you could do


and have a fairly accurate repeating color wheel

redshadow732 (author)2010-04-27

really cool! When i was building it, it didn't look right. I realized that it only had 7 points!

jumpertoad (author)2009-10-10

you did so good! i did this 2! with purple sticky notes also!

no swear-man (author)jumpertoad2009-12-06

luv it so much

pgdarth95 (author)2009-11-01

Very nice, I think the steps are very clear.
Thank You!

Joby-1-knoby (author)2009-10-03

took me forever but is great. my family members are drooling at my feet.

daninja (author)2009-08-12

Thank you! This instructables is great!! Oh, and BTW, i am an experienced origami maker so you know im serious.

daninja (author)2009-08-12

FOLLOW THE PICTURES!!!! the bottom fold is an inside reverse fold.

ShoopDaWhoop (author)2009-08-09

very nice

nichoja (author)2009-04-02

now i get it lol

spike2271 (author)nichoja2009-05-04


nichoja (author)2009-04-02

i dont get step one on part 4. how do you get the rombus shape???

Gamer917 (author)2009-03-05

if you throw it hard enough, centrifugal force will transform it

SnowQueen (author)2008-12-11

Step 2 is confusing Can you explain it better to me?

cstrike pwner (author)2008-10-22

I put tabs on and it always falls apart.

ratna (author)2008-10-04

i made 4 yesterday and 2 today!

luv it

ratna (author)2008-10-03

guudy guudygreaty teayddfjihjgtl,

jongsong (author)2007-02-07

cool cool i stole like 120 pink , yellow , blue ,and black square sheets from my teacher lol i made one out of blue and yellow and now every one in school wants them so now im charging lol

ratna (author)jongsong2008-10-03 much?

drake (author)jongsong2007-10-03

LOL!!!!!!!! that is the same thing that happened to me I charge them .50 cents per star. And now they want to know how to make it

TabLeft (author)jongsong2007-02-08

haha nice

bunnboarder (author)2007-04-08

its fun but its hard to keep together any tips on that?

DeriemD (author)bunnboarder2008-03-24

use larger paper

ratna (author)DeriemD2008-10-03

actually, i use post its

drake (author)bunnboarder2007-10-03

I tryed to staple it and it works good

nanor11395 (author)drake2007-11-26

where did you staple it

drake (author)nanor113952007-12-09

the lines in the inner octigon

TabLeft (author)bunnboarder2007-04-09

there shouldn't be any issue with it staying together, or at least I never had one come apart on me. Maybe try a different weight paper that holds it crease better?

Gh{O}sT (author)2008-08-10


wolf_78 (author)2008-07-02

i made this and took it to school everybody loved it

n8man (author)2008-05-18

it's called a pinwheel ring, the origami ninja star has four points

instruct0r (author)2008-03-23

the 8th one just doesnt make a fit help?

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