DIY Shuriken Throwing Stars

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Intro: DIY Shuriken Throwing Stars

Make functional Shuriken throwing stars out of cheap tin disks from a hardware store.

Step 1: Materials

First off, I assume NO Responsibility for injuries you inflict on yourself or others in the making of/use of this item.

Materials You'll Need:

1.Grip-Right Fasteners tin disks ( I don't have the box to them anymore, but they're about 2-3" in diameter and you can get them at Home Depot ect for a few dollars a box(of 100ish))
2.Hammer
3.Scissors

Step 2: First Cut

First, cut 4 slits into the disk at 90 degrees from each other. Make sure not to cut all the way to the center.

Step 3: Second Cut

Next, cut another 4 slits in between the first 4.

Step 4: Bending

Now, bend every other leaf on the star.

Step 5: Third Cut

Now cut points in the extending leaves.

Step 6: Flattening

Now, hammer the star flat to make it easier to throw

Step 7: Final Notes

Now you're done! Try googling for throwing techniques or something.

Since this metal is very thin, it is prone to bending when thrown at a hard surface.

If you have any sharp egdes like these, throw it away! If you're not careful the star will dig into your hand when you try to throw it.

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    128 Discussions

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    Airslap

    1 year ago

    The Modern Rogue made this instructable :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eDg7o3MHwg

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    zstarkovich

    4 years ago

    Do these fly good and straight or are they too light? I throw the ones i made out of sheet metal from about 15 feet.

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    zstarkovich

    4 years ago

    Do these work from like 10-15 feet or are they too light

    Here's the link in case anyone still needs it:
    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202308588/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=tin&storeId=10051#.UQUU7SfLR7Q

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    Ryan7

    6 years ago on Step 7

    What are the disk things called? Btw very sweet!

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    fishcatcher

    12 years ago

    love the photo! add the next to do/make/instruction : 1) grappel hook 2)ninja boots with the 2 toes 3)the smoker flash things u throw down to dissapear

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    joshuasanders89814fishcatcher

    Reply 11 years ago

    cool im not the only one trying to find out how to make a flash powder grenade ( smoker flash thing u throw at the ground)

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    crazygun

    10 years ago on Introduction

    do these things actually stick into the wood when u throw em? and where can i get coz when i ask for tin cap disks every hardware store says theve never heard of em...

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    itsmypie

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Where can I buy the Tin Disks? I looked around. Anywhere specific?

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    xabcLuxordo5

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    they dont keep them in stock and always get 3inch because i found a box one time and got a box of 2inch and they were to small.

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    nachoswolf

    7 years ago on Step 7

    wow, I made some in different sizes and so, and they all sticks to walls and carboard etc. :D but I always cut myself when I'm making and throwing them xD