How to Make a Ninja Star

About: I make weapons, and other things...

In this instructable i will be showing you how to make a ninja star or shruiken out of some basic materials without using any power tools.This ninja star is dangerous if used irresponsibly; please do not blame me for any damage caused:)

Step 1: Things Needed

For this instructable you will need some nails(ranging from 2.5" to 4.5"), hot glue or a glue gun, and synthetic wool, string or thin paracord.

Step 2: The Base

Take two nails the same length and put them as shown on a hard surface.

Step 3: The First Glue

Take one of the nails and put a small drop of hot glue on the head.

Step 4: Yet Another Step

Fix the two nails together at the heads.


Take a third nail of the same length, put a bit of glue on the head and stick it at right angles to the other two.

Step 6:

Then put another one on top to make a cross. I do not have a picture of this.

Step 7: Now It Starts to Get Interesting

When the glue has hardened, fixing the first four nails in place, take a slightly longer nail and glue it in the gap between, as shown.

Step 8: Second Part Complete

Do the same thing on the other three sides, using a bit more glue than necessary for extra strength.

Step 9: Extra Glue

To make it more secure, add a thick layer of glue to cover all the heads of the nails, as shown.

Step 10: Removing It

Once the whole thing has dried, take a long nail, insert it under the base of the star and gently remove it from the surface.

Step 11: The Next Step

Turn it upside-down and add extra glue like before.

Step 12: Strengthening

Take the wool or whatever you are using and stick it to the middle of the star as shown.

Step 13: Last Step!!!!

After you have wrapped about 5 meters of wool evenly round the middle of the star, glue the end of the wool down and you are finished!

Step 14:

This is it with all my other shruikens, I hope you liked this tutorial:)



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    2 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Great, they dont look like they would fly that well but i have managed to get good hits easily from 10 meters away but i highly recomend using a lot more glue than i did if you plan to be practicing with ply wood like i did. Please tell me what you would like me to make next as im always open to sugestions.


    4 years ago

    I made this and it was really easy to throw