# How to Draw a Five-Point Star

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

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

### Things you need

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

## Instructions

1. 1

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

2. 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. 3

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

4. 4

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

5. 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. 6

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

7. 7

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

8. 8

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

9. 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. 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.

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