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Another Japanese Origami Paper Ninja Star

There are so many things you can make with origami, and sometimes there is more than one way of doing something.  The other Ninja star looks like a star, but I never felt like this one really looked like a star even though I think it is cool.   It really isn’t very complicated to make, so I thought I would show you how to make it.

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Begin with four pieces of paper completely square, two of one color, and two of another color.
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Fold one of the pieces of paper completely in half.
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Next, unfold the piece of paper.
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Fold one edge up to the middle fold line.
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Fold the other side to the middle line too.
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Take the edge of the paper that has been folded and fold it up to the middle fold line.
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Fold the other side to the middle fold line too.
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Take one end and fold it on both sides so that it comes to a point.
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Fold it on the original center fold line so that it looks like this.
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Fold it over in half end to end, and the point meets the square end of the other end.
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Fold all four pieces of paper the same way.
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Use the end that is pointed to thread through another one through the opposite color of paper.
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Then thread the points through the ends of the other pieces.
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Push it all together, and you have a Ninja star.

Origami is fun no matter what age you are.  I also learned a long time ago that if you want to make friends with a child, make them something out of origami.  A lot of little boys would like this.  I have a son who loves any kinds of weapons, and this is a weapon that won’t hurt anyone, but little boys will think is neat.

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