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Origami Ninja Patterns
Origami Paper Folding Instructions for You to Master!
Searching for some cool Origami Ninja tutorials, diagrams and instructions? Here's a brilliant resource page which features masked characters you can fold from paper, stars or Origami Shuriken and all kinds of weaponry that can be folded and made from sheets of paper and just a little bit of skill!
Become a Ninja master by creating some of these amazing origami designs. Fans of Naruto, Ninjago, Supah Ninjas, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more should enjoy folding these superb projects.
The introductory or top image is supplied by em..ily from Flickr under a Creative Commons Licence.
Origami Ninja Weapons
Instructions and Patterns for Weaponry Used by These Warriors
- Origami Kunai Throwing Knife
Photo tutorial to make a Ninja throwing knife or a Kunai.
- Diagram for Advanced Origami Ninja Knife
Click on the photo to enlarge the diagram which demonstrates how you can fold an advanced origami Kunai.
- Arrow Origami Photo Tutorial
Step by step photos showing you how to fold an arrow from paper.
- Photo Tutorial Easy Origami Sword
Here's an easy origami sword to make.
- A Ninja Paper Folded Spear?
A neat photo tutorial showing you how to fold a spear from paper.
An Idea of the Projects You Should Aim to Make
Weaponry is quite diverse because these skilled warriors can use a wide range of weapons including swords such as the katana or ninjato, throwing implements, blow darts, smoke bombs and spikes. But the most important weapon that this person actually has is intelligence. There's no such thing as a dumb Ninja!
I've included lots of cool items including paper folded knives, swords, spears and arrows that you can fold to master your origami techniques. Hope you have lots of fun. You can also find the stars and other items to make below too.
Origami Foils Look Great for these Projects
For projects that you have folded before and you really like, try using origami foil sheets for a really different and unique look. Foil papers can be tricky to fold with and show up mistakes more - so you really need to practice the patterns first. For projects that need more than 1 sheet of paper, try mixing a shiny foil with matte paper to achieve a unique look.
The Amazing Ninja Stars
Star / Shuriken Instructions
Contrasting Paper for Your Stars
Stars look good in contrasting colors for which these double sided sheets are ideal.
About Throwing Stars
Ninja Stars are also known as Throwing Stars or Shuriken which is a Japanese word that literally means sword hidden in the hand.
Shuriken are not always star-shaped weapons although a lot of them do take on a star shape which gives them great abilities for throwing. You can get these Stars with different numbers of points. If you make these stars from paper, you still need to be careful if you're intending to throw them as even paper can be sharp enough to cut. Aim towards a target like a tin can or bottle - not a real person!
The Stars are real fun to make and I've included the best versions here for you to impress your friends with. They work best in strongly contrasting colors of origami paper.
Characters and People to Make
Character and Warrior Pattern Instructions
- Easy Origami Ninja Face
A diagram and origami animation to make an easy ninja face.
- Very Basic Ninja Face Video
A really basic Ninja face to fold where you'll need to draw facial details onto the finished design.
- 3D Ninja Origami Video
Make a really cute 3D origami Ninja character from lots of fold triangles.
Dark Assassins Laid Bare
So you fancy folding the stealthy assassin that is this character from paper and creating your very own Japanese warrior?
Ninjas in popular movies, books and TV are often portrayed as being clothed head to toe in black with just their eyes showing behind a mask. That's not actually how it was in history because real ones would camouflage themselves to blend in with whatever surroundings there were so they stood less chance of being seen. It's no good wearing black in the middle of a desert or in snow where you'll be spotted a mile off!
However, when making your paper versions, other people are more likely to recognize what you've made if you use the traditional colors and shades of red and black.
© 2012 Marie