If you know how to use a protractor and a compass, you can draw a perfect star!

- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy

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### Things you need

- Protractors
- Scissors
- Pencils
- Drafting Compasses
- Erasers
- Notebook Papers
- Poster Boards
- Rulers

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## Instructions

- 1
Use a compass to draw a circle the size you want your star to be.

- 2
Draw a second, smaller circle inside the first, using the same center point. Make the second circle about half the size of the first.

- 3
Draw a line from the edge of the outer circle to the center point using a ruler.

- 4
Place a protractor on the line, with the center hole of the protractor over the center point of the circle.

- 5
Measure and mark every 72 degrees around the circle (72, 144, 216, 288 and 360 degrees), dividing the circle into five even sections.

- 6
Line the ruler up with the center point of the circle and one of the marks you just made.

- 7
Draw a line from the edge of the outer circle, through the center point, ending at the edge of the inner circle.

- 8
Continue drawing lines as described until you have drawn the five lines, which evenly divide the circle.

- 9
Connect the top of one of the lines that touches the outer circle to the lines that touch the inner circle on both sides, forming a point.

- 10
Continue to connect the lines around the circle until you have made a five-point star.

#### Tips and warnings

- Make the inner circle larger for a fatter star or smaller for a thinner star.
- Draw your star on poster board and cut it out to use as a pattern for drawing more.
- To make a six-point star, measure and mark every 60 degrees (60, 120, 180, 240, 300, and 360 degrees), dividing the circle into six even sections.
- To make an eight-point star, measure and mark every 45 degrees (45, 90, 135, 180, 225, 270, 315, and 360 degrees), dividing the circle into eight even sections.
- Handle a compass carefully; it has a very sharp point.