Have a go at drawing these stars and experiment with colouring them
in different ways. The trick to making them really look good is to
use a sharp pencil and draw VERY light lines until you're ready to
draw in the final lines to finish the star.
There are two examples given below. Both start with the same six
points around a circle, but the lines you draw in are different.
Try designing some stars of your own.
You will need:
- a pair of compasses
- sharp pencil
What to do:
1. Start by drawing a circle. It can be any size, but a good
size for your first try is about a $5$cm radius.
2. Keep the compass set on the radius ($5$cm) and mark off
that length all around the circle. This marks the six points of the
3. Now start drawing (very lightly) lines you need to make the
basic star shape.
4. Carefully trace (more darkly) over the parts of the lines
needed to finish the star.
A star like this one is found on the flag of Israel. Perhaps you
can create it too?
Or you could try this more complex star: