Crafting is an excellent way to spend your free time. It’s relaxing, creative, and can result in some pretty impressive pieces. One type of crafting that’s been gaining popularity is using popsicle sticks to create unique objects, and today we’re going to show you how to make a cool six-blade shuriken using this humble material.
Before we start, let’s talk about what a shuriken is. A shuriken is a Japanese weapon used in martial arts, also known as a throwing star. Traditionally, it’s made from metal and has four blades, but we’re going to put a fun twist on it and make ours with six blades using popsicle sticks.
To begin, you’ll need to gather the following materials:
- 18 popsicle sticks
- Craft glue
Step 1: Preparing the Popsicle Sticks
Take six popsicle sticks and cut off the rounded ends using your scissors. These will be the main body of the shuriken. Next, take another six sticks and cut them in half. These will be the blades. Finally, cut the remaining six sticks into quarters. These will be used to connect the blades to the body.
Step 2: Assembling the Shuriken
Take one of the main body sticks and apply a small amount of glue to the center. Then, take two of the quartered sticks and attach them to the body stick at a 90-degree angle. Repeat this step until you’ve attached all six quartered sticks to the main body.
Next, take one of the blade sticks and apply glue to one end. Attach it to the end of one of the quartered sticks, making sure it’s perpendicular to the main body stick. Repeat this step for all six blades.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Once all the blades are attached, you can add some decorative elements to your shuriken. You can use markers, paint, or stickers to give it a unique look. Once you’re satisfied with how it looks, set it aside to dry.
Congratulations, you’ve just made a cool six-blade shuriken using popsicle sticks! Not only is it a fun and unique craft project, but it’s also a great way to test your crafting skills. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun making your own shuriken.