Up for another round of measuring angles and drawing straight lines? That’s the basic way to handle this design, and while it looks tricky, it’s simple enough to master in just a few tries.
So once you get your protector ready, here’s the easiest way to draw this design:
|Draw a horizontal line where the middle of your star goes. This line provides you with the diameter for your star.|
|Place a mark in the middle of the line. This is where the center of your star is, and gives you a visual guide to how long to make the first set of spokes.|
|Note the distance from the end of the line to the mark. With that length in mind, work your way around the figure adding lines that long every 36°.|
|You’re half done. To start the second group of spokes, add a new line half as long as the ones you’ve been drawing roughly 18° from the original line.|
|Go around the figure again, adding more small lines every 36° of the way.|
|Connect the ends of the lines to finish the design.|
Important tip: the lines to the sides of the topmost and bottommost points are NOT straight up and down. They actually lean towards the center of the star.