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Extract from Origami X • By Nick Robinson and Paul Harrison • Published by Ivy Press

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Origami X
This is a Japanese shuriken, also known as a throwing star and a ninja star. A shuriken should be hidden before it is thrown. Try to spin it!

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  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Star - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start white side up. Fold in half both ways and crease
    both diagonals.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Star - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn the paper over and fold a corner to the center, crease, and unfold. Repeat three times.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Star - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the lower edge to the center, crease, and unfold. Repeat three times.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Star - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the center of the left and right sides into the middle. Let the upper edges fold in, forming points at either end.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Star - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the lower right corner to match the dotted line, then unfold.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Star - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the lower left flap downward.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Star - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold the upper left flap upward.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Star - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat step 5, then repeat steps 6–8 two more times.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Star - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold the flaps over in turn. You’ll need to temporarily undo the first to complete the last.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Star - Step 10
    Step 10

    This is the result.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Star - Step 11
    Step 11

    Turn the paper over
    for the completed model.

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