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How to Draw a Perfect Star

Updated on June 08, 2013

Photo of Stars

Star Symbol Meaning

The symbol of the star means:

  • Divinity
  • Guidance
  • Constancy
  • Hope
  • Dreams
  • Ambitions
  • Faith


How to Draw Stars Video

Pentagram- Five Pointed Star

The five-pointed star also known as a pentagram is one of the longest known symbols in human history. The earliest five-pointed star found are scratched on cave walls.

Middle ages

In the Middle ages it was called the pent-aleph, or five "A"s in a circle. It was used as a protective symbol.

Judism

In Judism it represents the "Seal of Solomon" or the star of David.

Christian

In Christianity it represents the five wounds of Christ.

China

In Chinese medicine, it represents the 5 elements, the 5 organs, the 5 stages of change.

Witches

In Witcha it represents the four basic elements- wind, water, earth and fire. Also the 5-pointed star represents Gaia or Mother Earth.

Star Image on the American Flag

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Star Symbolism on Country Flags

Did you know the symbol of the star is used in 35 countries' flags, in both western and eastern countries. On the United States flag the star first appearance in 1777, when the United States of America declared itself an independent country.

Star: Step by Step Directions with Images

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Simple Instructions on How to Draw a 5 Point Star

Step One:


Draw a straight line. Similar to a forward slash. (/)

Note: Start at the bottom and move your way to the top of the forward slash.






Step Two:

From the top of the forward slash, draw a connecting line with an angle similar to a backslash. (\)

Note: this line is only half the length of the first line drawn.






Step Three:

From the bottom of the back slash, draw a connecting line going from right to left slanting slightly up towards the upper left hand corner of the paper.

Note: This line will intersect the line drawn in step one and extend slightly beyond this line. (See picture for reference.)




Step Four:

From the top of the line drawn in step three, draw a connecting line from left to right slanting slightly up towards the upper right hand corner of the paper.

Note: This line will intersect the lines drawn in step one and two and extend slightly beyond the line drawn in step two. (See picture for reference.)




Step Five:

From right hand side of the line drawn in step four, draw a line that will connect this point to the original starting point in step one, the bottom of the forward slash line, to complete the star.





Step Six:

Color in the star.






Note: Drawing a star will get easier the more you practice. The lines should be drawn without ever lifting your pencil from the paper. With practice you will be able to draw stars quickly and easily.

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How To Draw A Star

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Step One:

Draw two connecting lines, like making the from for the capital letter 'A.'






Step Two:

Draw a horizontal line crossing the 'A' frame, much like you would make the capital letter 'A,' however the horizontal line extends out. See image for reference.






Step Three:

Connect the bottom right of the 'A' frame to the left end of the horizontal line drawn in step two.







Step Four:

Connect the bottom left of the 'A' frame to the right end of the horizontal line drawn in step two.

Star of David: Step by Step Directions and Images

How to Draw the Star of David

Step one:

Draw a horizontal line, and then make a triangle with the point down.










Step Two:

Draw another horizontal line, and then make a triangle with the point up.









The two triangle should overlap evenly so it forms a six-pointed star.

Twinkling Star: Step by Step Directions and Images

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How to Draw a Twinkling Star

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Draw a vertical line.










Step Two:

Intersect this line with a horizontal line.







Step Three:

Make a diagonal line, similar to a forward slash. (/) Intersect this line in the middle point.







Step Four:

Make a diagonal line similar, similar to a back slash. (\) Intersect this line in the middle point.







Step Five:

Intersect several lines in the middle point.

Note: You can vary the length of the lines.


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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Up, useful and interesting ---- they need a category called really cool. My boy and I will play with this tonight. Thanks much. And my vote for the best stars are the ones Daffy Duck sees when he is bonked on the head.

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      CarlySullens 3 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Thank you Eric, stars are really fun to make, I find I doodle stars all the time. I can make hundreds of them when I am talking on the phone. I find drawing them to be very meditating.

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      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I kind of take it for granted that everyone knows how to draw five and six pointed stars, but you never know who will need some simple instructions! Thanks for the detailed information.

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you for sharing this instruction. I also doodle stars all the time. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Audrey 3 years ago

      The Star of David seems the easiest to draw with two overlapping triangles. Interesting to know the various ways one can draw a star.

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      CarlySullens 3 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Hi aud99, yes the Star of David is a very easy start to draw. My favorite star to draw is the five pointed star.

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      MSGolden51 3 years ago

      That was very interesting. Did not know what the star meant for different religions. Thanks for info.

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      CarlySullens 3 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      MSGolden, Glad you liked the information.

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