Jan
11
2008

## Make a Paper Shuriken

Posted by java in Interesting & Fun, tags: Arts & Crafts, DIY, OrigamiIt is very surprising to myself that we have not yet posted this, but thats probably because this is not an easy art (Reference AskANinja Killacon). Today, were going to teach you how to make your own paper version of a shuriken, because if we told you how to make a metal one you would probably end up killing people.

- Begin with a rectangular piece of paper. Ordinary loose leaf or construction paper will do. We will make a square piece of paper from this. If you’re already starting with a square piece of origami paper, skip the next two steps.
- Fold the top right hand corner diagonally down so that the top of the paper lines up with the left side, forming a point at the top right corner.
- Cut or carefully tear along the edge so that you are left with a square of paper.
- Fold this square in half parallel to the edges.
- Cut or tear along this fold.
- Fold each piece in half vertically again, parallel to the long sides.
- Fold the end diagonally, so that the edges line up.
- Repeat this fold, on each end of each strip, making sure that the folds are oriented as shown.
- Fold the end on the diagonal again. You should end up with a big triangle facing you and two littler triangles facing away from you.
- Repeat this same fold on each end of each strip. Make sure the orientations go opposite one another, as shown.
- Turn over only the piece on the left and arrange the two parts as shown.
- Put the right piece on top of the left piece. There should be a square in the center of each piece that lines up, but if you can’t find it yet, don’t worry. Just line up the middles.
- Fold the uppermost point inwards on the diagonal and tuck the point into the pocket.
- Fold the bottom point upwards on the diagonal and tuck the point into the pocket.
- Flip the whole thing over.
- Fold the right point on the diagonal just as before and tuck it into the pocket.
- Fold the left and final point on the diagonal and tuck it into the last pocket. You may have to coax a little to get it tucked in.

[Fold an Origami Star via Wikihow]

## Related Posts