At some point as a child, everybody must have loved to be a ninja or at least acted or dressed like one for some minutes.
Well, maybe not, but you must have admired the Batman or the samurais, and for sure your most thrilling moment is when they use the ninja star also known as Origami or Shiruken. a
We all would love to use that once or twice, but due to how dangerous that can be, it is not advised. To replace that thrill, we will learn how to make the origami ninja star using paper.
They can also be used for decorative purposes, or even as a piece of jewelry (earrings); they are also perfect to gift your little ones to attach to their costumes during costume days at school or Halloween. Okay, let’s begin.
How to Make a Paper Ninja Star
To create this beauty, you will need two sheets of square paper. The size of the paper will depend on how big you want the ninja star to be. A 3-inch paper can give you a small ninja star, while a 6-inch paper will give you a normal-sized ninja star.
You can as well pick any other size of paper depending on how large you want your paper ninja star to be. The one and only rule is it must be square-shaped. A printer paper or construction paper can be used.
Fold both papers in half, then fold them into another half again.
Now fold both papers into half horizontally so as to form a crease, then unfold.
For the first paper, on the left end, fold the corner in, facing upward. For the right side, fold the corner in and downward.
For the second paper, on the left end, fold the corner in and downward, and for the right end, fold the corner in and upward.
Flip both papers over.
Fold the bottom and top ends of each piece in.
Fold the bottom and top ends of each paper inwards again so as to form a diamond shape. This folding is done to form a crease, so after folding, unfold.
Place both pieces over each other, to form a cross.
Fold the top point of the vertical piece, then tuck it into the seam of the horizontal piece.
Flip the piece over, then tuck the next top point into a free seam, continue flipping and tucking for every loose top point until all points have been completed.
Now you have your perfect paper ninja star. You can make more and more of them in different and beautiful colors, you won’t want to run out of supplies. Although they are paper, you still need to be careful when throwing them at people, as the sharp points and blunt blades can still cause minor injuries upon contact with sensitive areas of the skin.