Origami Transforming Ninja Star (Using Sticky Notes)

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Written by Holly (Teach Starter)

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!

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How to make an origami ninja star

This instruction video can be played and paused at times 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

Step 1

Fold one sticky note in half with the sticky parts on the inside. Pretty easy, right?

Step by Step Instructions to Make a Transforming Star

Step 2

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.

Step by Step Instructions to Make a Transforming Star

Step 3

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!

Step by Step Instructions to Make a Transforming Star

Step 4

Fold the piece of paper in half again.

Step by Step Instructions to Make a Transforming Star

Step 5

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.

Step by Step Instructions to Make a Transforming Star

Step 6

Repeat steps 1-5 using the other sticky notes. In the end, you should have four of each color!

Step by Step Instructions to Make a Transforming Star

Step 7

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.

Step by Step Instructions to Make a Transforming Star

Step 8

Fold the little excess ends into the second piece as shown below.

Step by Step Instructions to Make a Transforming Star

Step 9

Repeat the process, alternating colors, until you get to the last piece!

Step by Step Instructions to Make an Origami Transforming Star

Step 10

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!

Step by Step Instructions to Make an Origami Transforming Star

You are done! Now for the fun part!

Step by step Instruction to Make a Transforming Star

Hold the octagon shape either side and push inwards until the little star points are sticking out!

Keep going until it is transformed into a star!

Origami Transforming Star using Sticky Notes

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For more origami for kids, check out our origami instruction collection.

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