How to Make an Origami Transforming Ninja Star

by Lauren Kratzenberg

A guide to make a ninja star that doesn't take too long to make and is fun to play with


  • 8 square pieces of paper
  • 8 Or sticky notes
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Start with a square piece of paper. If you are using sticky notes like me, start with the sticky side up.

    Step 2

    Fold it in half.

    Step 3

    Fold the corner down to look like this.

    Step 4

    Repeat on the other side.

    Step 5

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    Step 7

    Sink the crease. If you don't know what that is, there's a video on the next slide

    Step 8

    You don't have to do it one handed unless you are holding your phone too.

    Step 9

    Here is me doing the whole folding process of the second piece. I am doing it slowly but one normally takes me 20 seconds or so. Make six more for a total of eight pieces.

    Step 10

    These next steps are too hard to explain but I have good pictures that are easy to follow. If you get lost, comment and I will try to explain it better.

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    Step 16

    Here is what it should look like combined.

    Step 17

    Continue to do the same process and add the next piece to the whole.

    Step 18

    Add all of the pieces until only one is left.

    Step 19

    Add the next piece like you normally would and make sure the flaps are on both sides of the whole.

    Step 20

    Here is what it looks like

    Step 21

    Top view

    Step 22

    Fold the corner down so that it is to over the middle of the piece. If that makes sense. The picture explains it better than me.

    Step 23

    Do the same on the next side

    Step 24

    Here is the finished ninja star! I know it doesn't look like a star now but...

    Step 25

    Now it does!

    Step 26

    Here is a video on how to make it transform. Enjoy, like, and comment!