How to Make a Paper Origami Ninja Star

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How to Make a Paper Origami Ninja Star

Introduction:

The origami ninja star or Japanese Shuriken is a great papercraft that is easy to make. The Shuriken or ninja star is a weapon that originated from Japan. It is commonly a star-shaped weapon that is thrown onto something or someone during the olden days.

By following the instruction below, you can have your own ninja star. This origami ninja star is very inexpensive to make compared to an actual Shuriken. It is also fun to play and throw around as it is a lot less lethal to play with than the actual metallic weapon. Have fun!

You can make this into a dollar bill origami ninja star by folding each dollar crosswise in half and then starting at step 5. Or, you may try this tutorial.

Difficulty Level: Easy

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 1For this origami ninja star, you will need 2 pieces of square origami paper. It is better to use two different colored papers (e.g., Dark Green and Light Green) with one color on one side. That way, it looks nicer once finished, and you don’t get confused. Fold the paper lengthwise in half.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 2Crease both the origami paper well them unfold the papers. It should now have a crease mark on the center.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 3On both the origami papers, fold the left and right edge to their respective crease line.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 4Make the papers slimmer by folding both papers lengthwise in half.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 5Your origami papers should now look like these rectangular strips. Fold both papers in half, then crease them well. Unfold both the origami papers after.

You can make this from a dollar bill by folding each dollar crosswise in half or you may try this tutorial.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 6From steps 6 to onwards, the directions will be different for each paper.

Left Side (Dark Green): Fold the paper along the dashed line as shown.

Right Side (Light Green): Fold the paper along the dashed line as shown.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 7

Follow the instructions for each paper below:

Left Side (Dark Green): Fold the paper along the dashed line as shown.

Right Side (Light Green): Fold the paper along the dashed line as shown.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 8

Turn ONLY the Left (Dark Green) origami paper around the other side.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 9It’s time to assemble both origami. Place the right (Light Green) on top of the left (Dark Green) origami paper.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 10Insert the Light Green paper’s top left corner into the “pocket” of the Light Green Paper.  Then, insert the bottom right corner of the Light Green paper into the “pocket” of the Light Green Paper.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 11The origami ninja star should now look like this once the papers are connected. Now, turn the origami paper around.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Step 12Like the instruction in step 10, insert the corners of the “pockets” of the other paper. Do so by inserting the top and the bottom corners of the Light Green paper into the “pockets” of the Dark Green paper.

How to fold an Origami Ninja Star - Finish

Your origami ninja star or Shuriken is done! Have fun playing with it, and be careful not to poke someone’s eye out.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you! It was super easy.

  2. Dude, I don’t usually comment, but let’s just say this is cool!

  3. I cant believe …i just made that ..wooo now it becomes my new hobby

  4. Ninja Skills here I come!

    • my lifelong dream to be a ninja is coming true!

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