Are you looking for something to entertain the kids? This little activity will blow their mind! All you need for this transforming ninja star is 8 sticky notes! So, what are you waiting for? Grab some sticky notes and have some fun!
This instructional video can be played and paused as needed for your children. Alternatively, you can follow along using the step-by-step instructions with matching photos by scrolling through this blog.
Step-by-Step Instructions – Transforming Ninja Star Origami
Fold one sticky note in half with the sticky parts on the inside. Pretty easy, right?
Fold the bottom left corner up at a right angle.
Tip: I opened it up and then folded it back the other way to make sure the crease was solid.
Unfold the sticky note all the way and fold the two top corners down to the middle crease, like the image below.
Tip: Make sure you are folding the sticky part of the sticky note down in this step!
Fold the piece of paper in half again.
Using the creases you made in step 2, fold the bottom in towards the middle to create a parallelogram. This is a little tricky…
The picture below shows you what it should look like from another angle.
If you are struggling with this part, check out the video at the start of the blog to give you some more visual instructions.
Repeat steps 1-5 using the other sticky notes. In the end, you should have four of each color!
Now the fun part!! You need to put it together.
Pick up one piece and hold the opened part out to the right. Now, place another one inside the open part as shown below.
Tip: Make sure the second piece is all the way inside the first piece.
Fold the little excess ends into the second piece as shown below.
Repeat the process, alternating colors, until you get to the last piece!
The last piece goes in the same way, except you need to make sure the end opening part of the last piece is sitting either side of the first piece you started with! Make sure all the little excess bits have been tucked in!
It’s just like a little jigsaw puzzle!
You are done! Now for the fun part!
Hold the octagon shape on each side and push inwards until the little star points are sticking out!
Keep going until it is transformed into a star!
We’d love to see your creations! Tag @teachstarter_us on Instagram for your chance to have your photos featured.