Make an Origami Ninja Star
Let’s take a look at how to make an origami ninja star…
|1. This is a simple modular origami model, so you’ll need two pieces of paper, with dimensions of 2×1 (one side is twice as long as the other).||2. The easiest way to get these is to take a regular square of origami paper and cut or tear it in half along the centre line. I prefer to crease it well in both directions, dampen the edge and then carefully tear, but you might find scissors easier.|
|5. Fold the bottom half of one piece diagonally up to meet the crease from the previous step.||6. Turn the piece 180 degrees and repeat. You should end up with a zig-zag shape.|
|7. Repeat with the other piece, but fold in the opposite direction so that you create a mirror-image of the first piece.||8. Turn both pieces over.|
|9. Now fold the outsideedges in to meet the vertical lines on the back of each piece.. You want to end up with two triangular shapes together.||10. Make sure that both pieces are still mirror images.|
|11. Fold the outer part across the vertical line you used in the previous step. You should now have two mirror-image parallelograms.||12. Turn one piece over, and partially unfold the last step so you have two points facing upwards on one piece, and down on the other piece. Cross the pieces over.|
|13. Now fold a point from the bottom piece across the top piece. Tuck it into the pocket in the middle of the top piece.||14. Do the same with the other bottom point.|
|15. Flip the pieces over.||16. Tuck in both remaining points from the piece that’s now on the bottom into the top piece.|
|17. Now enjoy your completed origami ninja star!|
Now enjoy your completed origami ninja star!
The model is very well balanced and will fly well if thrown quickly.
How To an Origami Making Ninja Star