What do you need to make a paper shuriken? Just a few supplies and some ninja skills!
First, you’ll need a sheet of paper. Any size will do, but a square works best. fold the paper in half diagonally to make a triangle, then fold it in half again. Now you have a long, thin strip of paper.
Next, you’ll need to make two cuts in the strip of paper, about an inch apart. These will be the slits that you insert your fingers into when you throw the shuriken.
Now it’s time to give your shuriken some pointy edges! Starting at one end of the strip, make tiny cuts along both sides, angling them inwards so that they meet in the middle. Do this all the way down the strip until you reach the other end.
Your paper shuriken is now complete! All that’s left to do is practice your aim
In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to make a paper shuriken, also known as a ninja star. This is a classic origami model that is easy to make and fun to play with. Once you know how to make the basic shuriken, you can experiment with different…
What You’ll Need
- A4 paper
First, take your A4 paper and fold it in half lengthwise. Then, fold it in half again. Next, cut along the folds so that you have four equal strips of paper.
Then, take two of the strips and tape them together at one end. Repeat with the other two strips. Now you should have two long strips of paper.
Next, take one of the long strips and fold it over itself about halfway. Then, take the other long strip and do the same thing. Once you have done this, tape the two long strips together at the folded-over part. This will form a star shape.
Finally, cut along the edge of the star shape to create eight points. Your shuriken is now complete!
Step One: Fold the Paper
The first step is to take a square piece of paper and fold it in half diagonally to create a triangle. If you’re using printable ninja star paper, then you can skip this step since the paper is already pre-cut into a triangle shape.
Next, fold the triangle in half again to create a smaller triangle. Once again, if you’re using printable ninja star paper, then you don’t need to do this step since the paper is already precut.
Now it’s time to start folding the triangle into thirds. Take the top corner and fold it down so that it meets the bottom edge of the triangle. Then unfold it.
Step Two: Create the Points
Now that you have your center fold line, you need to mark out the points of your shuriken. For a traditional four-pointed shuriken, you will want to make two marks at 1/3 and 2/3 of the way along each “arm” of the central cross. These will be the outer points of your shuriken. Next, make a mark at the very center of each “arm” of the cross. These will be the inner points of your shuriken. When you are finished, you should have eight marks total, arranged in a cross shape.
Step Three: Attach the Points
Now that you have your basic shuriken shape, it’s time to attach the points. Cut four equilateral triangles out of card stock or construction paper. You’ll want them to be about the same size as the spaces between the arms of your shuriken.
Glue two triangles together at their bases so that they form a pyramid shape. Repeat with the other two triangles. Then, glue each pyramid-shaped point to the end of one of the arms on your shuriken. Allow the glue to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Step Four: Finish the Shuriken
Now that you have a paper shuriken that is the correct size and shape, it is time to finish it off. First, use a sharp knife to cut off any excess paper from the edges of the shuriken. Next, use sandpaper to smooth down the edges of the shuriken. Finally, use a black marker to draw a line down the center of the shuriken.
Tips and Tricks
Making a paper shuriken is easy, and there are a few tips and tricks you can use to make sure your shuriken is perfect.
First, you’ll need to find a piece of paper that’s big enough to fit comfortably in your hand. Trace around your hand to make a template, then cut out the shape.
Next, fold the paper in half lengthwise. Then fold it in half again, and then in half once more. You should now have a strip of paper that’s about 1″ wide.
Now it’s time to start folding the strip into a triangle. Start at one end and fold the strip up diagonally, making sure that the edges line up perfectly. Then fold the triangle in half again, and then in half once more. You should now have a triangle that’s about 2″ wide at the base.
To finish off your shuriken, all you need to do is tuck the loose end of the strip under the folds so that it stays in place. And that’s it! Your paper shuriken is now ready to be thrown.
Now that you know how to make paper shuriken, you can use it for a variety of practical or decorative purposes. With a little practice, you can perfect your technique and make shuriken that is both deadly and beautiful.