8-sided Paper Shuriken




This paper shuriken takes longer to make, requires more paper to make, and is not as sturdy as the standard 4-sided paper shuriken, but it looks much more awesome. The bad thing about this shuriken is its difficulty to throw as it turns on its side inevitably no matter how it is thrown (effectively thrown a good distance, not some lame, 1 meter throw whose only purpose was to prove this statement wrong).

To make this shuriken, you need 8 pieces of square paper. Post-it notes work fine.

Sorry my pictures are pretty blurry.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Making the First Few Pieces

Take one post-it note make the folds:

1) Fold it in half lengthwise, then unfold.
2) Fold two adjacent corners that are on opposite sides of the first fold to the center.
3) (This step is hard to explain, so just follow the picture.) Fold the paper in half along the first fold and push down the back to make a parallelogram.

Then take another post-it and repeat the above steps.

Next, fit the front of the second piece into the back of the first piece like in the 6th picture. Then, fold the two protruding parts of the back of the first piece into the slit on the second piece.

Step 2: Making the Rest

Finally, no more difficult explaining for me!

Make 6 more pieces and attack them as you did the first 2. Fitting the last one in is sort of hard, but you're on your own for that part as I can't help you.

Now, you should have an octagon with an octagon-shaped hole in the center. Push in on the sides and the octagon will collapse, turning into an 8-sided shuriken.

Final words of wisdom: If you are punished/grounded/spanked/whipped/sued/killed for inflicting pain/causing injury/killing someone/something with this shuriken/shaken...well, that's your problem.

2 People Made This Project!


  • Book Character Costume Challenge

    Book Character Costume Challenge
  • Made with Math Contest

    Made with Math Contest
  • Cardboard Speed Challenge

    Cardboard Speed Challenge

32 Discussions

No offense to xiao hawk, but your instructible isnt all that easy to follow-and I even know how to make these, I posted an 'ible on it earlier today (I didn't get the idea from you, but I learned this a long time ago)

So if you guys need help hopefully mine is clearer (I really don't mean to steal your thunder xiao hawk).....But as they say, great minds think alike...... https://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Ninja-Stars/


9 years ago on Introduction

really how do you do step three it makes no sence I am so frustrated right now I could cry -_-*


9 years ago on Step 1

 how does it stick in fiting it together


9 years ago on Step 1

Hey I'm stuck on #3 so can u like post a video or something?


10 years ago on Step 1

dude your right you don't explain very well... >.<


10 years ago on Step 1

I'm stuck on step three. What does it mean by push down on the back. I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me.

xiao hawkcreative zen

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

I'm doing it wrong? Maybe you are just so perfect that there is no way you could possibly be incomprehensive.

And at least make an attempt to use better grammar, please.