# How to Draw a Star

Four Methods:Drawing a 5-Pointed StarDrawing a 6-Pointed StarDrawing a 7 Pointed Star (Type 1)Drawing a 7 Pointed Star (Type 2)

Do you want to learn to draw a **star-shaped figure** (not actually a star after the astronomical concept)? If you follow these steps, you'll be drawing either a regular 5-pointed star or a 6-pointed or 7-pointed star in no time.

## Steps

### Method 1 Drawing a 5-Pointed Star

- 1
**Draw an upside down "V.**" Begin at the lower left side of your drawing, come up to a point and bring your pencil down and to the right. Do not lift your pencil from the paper until you are finished. - 2
**Draw a straight line at an upward angle to the left.**Cross your first line about 1/3 of the way up "\" without lifting your pencil from the paper. - 3
**Draw a straight horizontal line across your drawing, ending at the right side.**Cross the upside-down "V" shape about 1/3 of the way down: "-". Again, do not lift your pencil. - 4
**Draw a straight line at a downward angle back to your starting point.**Your line will connect with the lower left corner of your drawing: "/". - 5
**Lift your pencil from the paper.**Your star is complete. - 6
**Erase the lines well if you don't want them to be visible in the center of the star.**

### Method 2 Drawing a 6-Pointed Star

- 1
**Start by drawing a large circle using a compass.**- Place a pencil into the pencil holder on your compass. Then, place the point in the center of a piece of paper.
- Turn the top of the compass while keeping the point still. The pencil will draw a circle that is perfectly centered around the point.

- 2
**Make a dot at the top of your circle with the pencil.**Then, move the point of your compass until it is on top of the dot. Do not change the radius of the compass as you are moving it. - 3
**Turn your compass to make a pencil mark that crosses your circle on the left.**Repeat this on the right side of the point that you drew. - 4
**Move your point to one of the marks without changing the radius of the compass.**Make another mark on the edge of the circle. - 5
**Continue moving your compass point to the new marks and drawing marks until you have a total of 6 marks that are equidistant.**Set your compass aside. - 6
**Use a ruler to create a triangle that starts from the top mark on the edge of the circle.**- Place your pencil on the top mark. Skip the first mark to the left and connect the top mark to the second mark to the left.
- Draw a second mark straight across to the right, skipping the mark on the bottom.
- Finish by connecting that mark to the top mark. This will complete your first triangle.

- 7
**Create a second triangle starting with the mark at the base of your circle.**- Place your pencil on the bottom mark. Connect it with the second mark to the left by drawing a straight line.
- Draw a line straight across to your right, skipping the top mark.
- Finish the second triangle by drawing an additional line back to the bottom mark on the edge of the circle.

- 8
**Erase the circle.**Your 6-point star is complete.

### Method 3 Drawing a 7 Pointed Star (Type 1)

- 1
**Do the first two steps of the 5-point method.**This type of star is similar to the 5-pointed star. - 2
**Instead of going horizontally rightwards, draw a bit lower.**Save a gap for another point. - 3
**Draw horizontally leftwards.** - 4
**Draw back to the gap you made in Step 2.** - 5
**Finish the 7 pointed star by connecting it back to where you started.** - 6
**Now you can sit back and impress your friends!**

### Method 4 Drawing a 7 Pointed Star (Type 2)

- 1
**Draw an unfinished triangle.**Leave a gap between the starting and ending points as follow. - 2
**Draw a line from the last point to somewhere between the first and second point.** - 3
**Continue like the previous step.**Draw towards somewhere between the second and third point, then between the third and forth point. - 4
**Connect to where you started.**

## Tips

- Practice a lot.
- To help children remember how to draw a 5-point star, use this rhyme from Eric Carle: "Down, over, left and right, draw a star, oh so bright."
- When drawing the 7 Pointed Star Type 1, you may feel like to draw a 5-pointed star instead. Try to avoid the feeling by practicing more.

## Things You'll Need

- A pencil, crayon or colored pencils for drawing
- Paper
- Compass
- Ruler
- Eraser

## Article Info

Categories: Drawing Shapes and Forms