How to Make an Origami Ninja Star

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Introduction: How to Make an Origami Ninja Star

I will teach you an easy and simple way to make an origami ninja star in this instructable. You may also know a ninja star as a shuriken. Regardless of what you call it, this instructable will teach you how to make an origami ninja star.

Step 1: Gather Materials

All you need is 2 pieces of square paper, preferrably origami paper so you don't have to cut them out.

Step 2: Prepare the Paper

Each paper has different steps (but not a lot) and these steps are some of the steps that are the same for both pieces of paper. 

1.) Fold each paper in half.
2.) Fold each paper in half again the same way.
3.) Fold and unfold each paper in half the different way.

Step 3: Fold for "Paper #1"

1.) Fold the bottom half of the paper along the folded line you made at a 90 degree angle.
2.) Do the same thing for the top.
3.) Flip the paper over.
4.) Fold the top edge of the little square at the top right to the left edge. Do the same thing to the bottom left square.

Step 4: Fold for "Paper #2"

1.) Fold the bottom half along the line you folded, only in the opposite way you did for "paper #1"
2.) Fold the top half across.
3.) Follow numbers 3-4 in the previous step.

Step 5: Fold "Paper #s 1 and 2" Together

1.) Fold the edge of the small triangle on the top and bottom to the farthest edge on "paper #1" and then half unfold it
2.) Lay "paper #2" on top of "paper #1", so that "paper #2" is showing 2 bigger triangles face up
3.) Tuck in the half folded smaller triangles into the bigger triangles
4.) Flip the structure over and fold the smaller triangles like you did in number 1 in this step and tuck that in and you are done

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    19 Discussions

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    DavidM439
    DavidM439

    4 years ago

    unfortunately step 5 seems a bit challenging to follow the instructions, i ended up getting flustered, shoved it together and folded things and it ended up working lol

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    luke55204
    luke55204

    Reply 12 months ago

    Can you tell me how to do that i am really fustrated

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    luke55204
    luke55204

    Question 12 months ago on Step 5

    How do I fold the little triangle on the top and the bottom of the farthest edge and then unfold half on step 5 number 1

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    dillon.ward.18
    dillon.ward.18

    Question 2 years ago on Step 3

    Do you on step 3 fold the remaining piece down or cut that off.

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    TabithaB12
    TabithaB12

    4 years ago

    Make it easyer for kids like the puting together pary??????

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    Jimeye01
    Jimeye01

    Reply 3 years ago

    i know right.

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    Montycraft
    Montycraft

    4 years ago

    WHY CAN'T I DO IT!!!

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    Frosterz22.
    Frosterz22.

    Reply 3 years ago

    cause this sucks

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    StikBot22
    StikBot22

    Reply 3 years ago

    be cause you all suck

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    Frosterz22.
    Frosterz22.

    Reply 3 years ago

    actually, its this page that sucks, but I could still figure it out

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    elli_sturm
    elli_sturm

    4 years ago

    NOT HELPFUL AT ALL THIS PAGE SUCKS!!!!!

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    DiamondP4
    DiamondP4

    Reply 3 years ago

    I agree

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    NaliaW
    NaliaW

    4 years ago

    oh gosh.... A lot of steps here to memorize! 0_0"

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    melreynel
    melreynel

    4 years ago

    Lol i made a big one

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    RylanR2
    RylanR2

    4 years ago

    I made 3

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     you prove it
    you prove it

    4 years ago

    this IS SO HARD I DONT GET IT

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    charst
    charst

    4 years ago

    THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TRICKY

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    FionaT5
    FionaT5

    4 years ago

    there are steps missing