Transforming Post-It Note Ninja Star

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Introduction: Transforming Post-It Note Ninja Star

This is an 8 point ninja star that you can make out of any 8 pieces of square paper (Post-it notes are just convenient and about the right size)

P.S. Sorry about the Purple Post-its but I didn't think the yellow would provide much contrast, and please disregard the incorrect time stamps.

P.P.S. this is my first Instructable so be gentle. ;þ

Step 1: The Prep

You will need 8 Post-it notes for each star and with each you will be making the following shape.

Start by folding the Post-it note (sticky part on the top) in half away from the sticky side then flatten it back out

Then fold the 2 sticky corners to the center (like making a paper air plane) this should cover the sticky area so it wont be a pain later. Now fold in half along the crease

The next step is not hard but it's kinda hard to explain via text so hopefully the video or images will do it, but basically you are going to valley fold the square end into it's self so you end up with a sorta wonky diamond.

Now repeat 7 more times.


Step 2: The Assembly

Take two of your segments we will call them "PieceOne" and "PieceTwo" take the pointy end of PieceOne and place it in the valley created on PieceTwo. You should now have two 1/4 inch pieces of PieceTwo sticking past the edge of PieceOne we will call them "Tabs" just fold the Tabs into the valley on PieceOne this should hold them together.

Now repeat this process for the rest of the segments by placing the next segment into the exposed valley of the assembly, the last one will complete the circle.


Step 3: The Transformation

The Transformation

Ok this is the fun part if you gently press in on the sides they will slide to the center (like an old school camera shutter) leaving 8 points of Ninja slicing goodness exposed.

I supposed I better give the token warning about not throwing this at anyone, so here we go.

*** DO NOT THROW THIS AT ANYONE!!! ***

That being said, it really doesn't fly that strait anyway, so even if you did chuck one at your co-worker you more then likely wouldn't hit them.


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    93 Discussions

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    DavidB1076
    DavidB1076

    3 years ago

    It was easy to make and i made money once I made so much!!!!!!

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    parttimeninja
    parttimeninja

    11 years ago on Step 1

    Hey its a PARALELLAGRAM. but ive got and easier way to do it

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    JWulfe
    JWulfe

    9 years ago on Introduction

    LOL! Someone is auctioning these off on Listia.

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    KINGNUTZ90
    KINGNUTZ90

    9 years ago on Step 2

    i just got done making my first one and it works amazingly. i had so much fun making it. thanx to whoever made the print out instructions =)

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    brainiac120
    brainiac120

    9 years ago on Step 3

    MY STAR IS JACKED UP IT WONT GO IN FULLY WTH DID I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    jklujm
    jklujm

    9 years ago on Step 2

    During construction, I can't get it to stay together!!!

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    thebomb745
    thebomb745

    10 years ago on Step 3

    when i push in it crumples up wat did i do wrong?

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    TabLeft
    TabLeft

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

    probably nothing,you just have to be kinda careful when pushing it in the first time... just don't push to hard and try it from a few different spots it should work out.

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    T8tersalid
    T8tersalid

    10 years ago on Step 3

    When I push on the sides, it just crumples up. What did I do wrong?

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    TabLeft
    TabLeft

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

    probably nothing,you just have to be kinda careful when pushing it in the first time... just don't push to hard and try it from a few different spots it should work out.

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    jayzeerox
    jayzeerox

    10 years ago on Step 3

    OMG THIS IS AWESOME!!!! i gonna make a lot!!! also, wouldn't it be cool if u had 7 rainbow colors and one white? :D

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    TabLeft
    TabLeft

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

    well if you wanted to split the spectrum up you could do

    red
    amber
    chartreuse
    green
    cyan
    blue
    purple
    magenta

    and have a fairly accurate repeating color wheel

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    redshadow732
    redshadow732

    10 years ago on Step 3

    really cool! When i was building it, it didn't look right. I realized that it only had 7 points!

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    jumpertoad
    jumpertoad

    10 years ago on Introduction

    you did so good! i did this 2! with purple sticky notes also!