Introduction: Throwing Squares

Throwing squares A lot like Paper Shuriken but not star shaped
you can use any size square paper

Step 1: Materials, 1st Fold

What u will need.
2 squares of paper (i used post-it notes)
2 hands

First fold
fold each square in half (if u use post-it's sticky side in)

Step 2: Fold 2 & 3

Fold 2
fold the top corner to the middle of paper

Fold 3
fold bottom corner to middle

Step 3: More Folding.

flip paper over.
now fold both corners down

now it gets a little bit tricky (Look at pics)

put the two backs togeather and insert tab A into slot B
now put tab D into slot C

now flip again

now put tab E in slot F and put tab G in slot H

Step 4: Final Step

Ur all ready done!

The small post-it sized arnt realy any good but 8.5-8.5 work preaty good.

how to throw
just throw it like a Shuriken (sorta like a Frisbee)

Comments

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or_ford98 made it! (author)2012-01-19

its more of a decoration than a throwing square... it doesn't throw very well, but it looks pretty kool ;)

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fisherblue23 made it! (author)2011-01-04

does that mean i have to cut off some ones hands?!

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lily8o made it! (author)2009-10-04

excuse me, but those are called spinners... they are ment for spinning like a top.

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Flumpkins made it! (author)2008-06-19

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????????

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Flumpkins made it! (author)Flumpkins2009-08-27

DUDE. Sorry, that was back when I was very spammerish and imature.

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Flumpkins made it! (author)Flumpkins2008-06-20

*Coughs* sorry... I got bored

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knex_mepalm made it! (author)knex_mepalm2009-08-25

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knex_mepalm made it! (author)2009-08-25

damnit i was going to post this!!! I thought i was the only guy who knew about this. I thought i invented it 8 years ago fiddling with paper!!! WAH you beat me and you deserve 5 stars please reply

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undeadman76 made it! (author)2009-04-08

pretty much all you are making is a ninja star. But you don't cut paper. I really love making these. I will teach you how to make a shuriken and kunai once I'm able to upload some pictures . I might even make a video. Nice throwing squares. I threw mine so hard it almost stuck to the door. Nice video and thank you. XOXO

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shadon made it! (author)2008-09-12

this is cool thank you for the idea

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garrett10 made it! (author)2008-08-08

I know how to make one of these with printer (8.5" x 11") paper and you can write notes on it and throw it across the room to your friend at school. the cool thing is the teacher won't be able to open it 1. because their fingers are too big. 2. you HAVE to do certain steps in a certain order

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The Jamalam made it! (author)2008-06-18

again, what's with the space?

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Flumpkins made it! (author)Flumpkins2008-06-19

I d on't Kn ow :)

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The Jamalam made it! (author)2008-06-18

whats with the space nerd?

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ich bin ein pyro made it! (author)2008-05-27

read the chain

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tetris made it! (author)2008-04-16

hey guys. whats with all the knex stuff? i dont own any knex blocks.

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random much??? my guess cause i have at at least 40 million in boxes in the attic (not to mention the 100 million legos). And suddenly i can use them to build weapons and i-pod docks and coke dispensers basically now i can build/share things that are semi useful.

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maxmaz2 made it! (author)2008-02-16

sweet nice job check out my pics I used 2 diff colored post-its and weighted them w/ nickels

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ich bin ein pyro made it! (author)2008-02-06

isn't that what instructables was for? =P

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ich bin ein pyro made it! (author)2008-01-17

isnt that what instructables was for?

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i kill stuffs made it! (author)2007-12-18

I make them a different way 1 paper no cutting gets a flat back and x on the front.

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xylo0 made it! (author)2007-12-11

I always learned these as paper tops. If you fold it in half diagonally(both ways) then unfold it, it makes an upside-down pyramid-ish thing that makes a great top. But I guess you can throw them at people as well.

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PenSpinner made it! (author)2007-11-07

isnt this the "Menko" from origami-club?
http://www.origami-club.com/en/
click fun origami>menko

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yeah there the same thing. thanks ill up date the instructable a bit

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PenSpinner made it! (author)PenSpinner2007-11-08

but they're fun to throw at friends

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tony48 made it! (author)2007-05-26

you might as well just fold up a piece of paper in half like 4 or 5 times and throw it

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It would just unfold in air and be extremely inaccurate and would have no durability at all.

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tony48 made it! (author)tony482007-07-16

then just fold the edges together or something. this is a big waste of time to make a little square

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we had paper wars last year so every one was making tweeties/hornets throwing stars squares ect. so i wasent waisting time i was living life. (and i passed all final exams, advanced so its not like i just sat their all day making these little things)

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kennytatheguy made it! (author)2007-09-05

Faster to make than stars, and much more durable. The pointed edges on stars easily get dented when thrown, but these dont as much, and like you guys said, Squares beat Stars when passing them off

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Lord Of Mystra made it! (author)2007-08-29

not bad>

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centuries2late made it! (author)2007-08-15

there is another way that you can do this, using full 8.5 by 11 sheets, which is almost exactly the same, but is just one piece throughout. using two sheets on top of each other makes it more accurate. and if you want it to be shiny, wrapping it with metal repair tape has a similar effect to using tinfoil, and might be a little more durable.

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pic 4 is 8.5-8.5 you can cut down an 8.5-11 to 8.5-8.5 it will be i think i mentioned that i used small post-it notes in instructable so its easier to photograph

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raykholo made it! (author)2007-06-05

extremely cool and easy. they also have much more strength then shuriken, and hurt a lot more when thrown correctly.

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erein made it! (author)2007-02-24

For some reason I thought at first that these were supposed to break apart when they hit the target, but the design is too sturdy to allow for that....

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adamthiede made it! (author)adamthiede2007-06-03

that would be cool. throw something at your target (lets say bob for purposes) and it breaks apart. Bob cant throw anything back at u except flimsy paper!

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raykholo made it! (author)raykholo2007-06-05

you can make the origami box/ aka paper water bomb. its posted here somewhere

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ninjaman made it! (author)2007-06-01

these things are awesome! they also work well when covered in duct tape or electrical tape.

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astrosapien made it! (author)2007-04-24

That's pretty cool! It is safer than the paper shuriken in the way that it won't poke your eye out if you hit someone's face. Magnets inside it do make it more fun too! you can play darts with them if you draw a bullseye on a magnetic chalkboard!

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ich bin ein pyro made it! (author)ich bin ein pyro2007-04-27

you know most people comment on the intro unless they want a specific step involved

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ich bin ein pyro made it! (author)2007-03-15

these are fun really really fun but i like to put 2 small neodium magnets so when i throw them they stick onto metal doors not in class of course

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bigpinecone made it! (author)2007-03-15

i made these all the time last year no biggie

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Aeshir made it! (author)2007-02-22

Woah. It's surprising how similar these are to paper shuriken. You could like put notes in them or something or like write on them and throw them! xD

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i made the because the paper shuriken didnt have a lota durability and u cant pass them off in class too easy

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Aeshir made it! (author)Aeshir2007-02-22

Good point. Sharpish pointy things aren't very discreet.

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pooboy made it! (author)pooboy2007-03-06

ya especially knives

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laxplayer_13 made it! (author)2007-03-03

I realized that squares beat stars, when light weight, when i started throwing cheezits at my friend, good times _

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casvandegoor made it! (author)2007-03-02

how you can know what A,B,C,D,E,F and G is? it is really complicated. but I manage to make one. Thanks!

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sorry about that i couldnt think of any other way to better exspan that step

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