This 8 point ninja star is perhaps one of the most clever and cool piece of origami in existence. This may make look difficult to make, but the hardest part is actually fitting it all together, not folding the units!
How to make:
All you need to make this transforming ninja star is two pieces of origami paper, a paper folding tool to crease the corners and a pair of scissors.
Step 1: Take one of the pieces of origami and fold in half horizontally and vertically.
Step 2: Cut along the crease lines into four equal pieces.
Step 3: Take one of the quarters and crease diagonally both ways.
Step 4: Fold in half backwards and then unfold.
Step 5: Pop in the centre.
Step 6: Fold in the left two corners.
Step 7: Fold the upper half to the lower half while inverting the right crease to the centre.
Step 8: Repeat this unit process another seven times.
Step 9: Put one blade between the double flaps of another blade.
Step 10: Fold in the flaps of the left blade to lock the right blade into place. Then pull down the right blade so it locks at the end.
Step 11: Add another blade to the flaps of the right one and also lock that into place.
Step 12: Repeat this process until you have used up all the units.
Step 13: All done!
There you go your very own transforming ninja star. This is so much fun to make and so rewarding to play with. I find the sliding mechanism the most entertaining but this origami model can also double as a frisbee!
If you make this, make sure to tell me below.