Star Art - using parabolic curves
Fun With Lines. Templates to create 4, 5, 6 and 8 point stars. Draw straight lines connecting the dots on the templates and curves will magically appear … such fun! (Parabolic Curves).

♦ 4x student templates – 4, 5, 6 and 8 point stars
♦ Example stars
♦ Easy-to-follow instructions (with images)

The Process:
♦ Draw the lines.
♦ Colour your artwork.
♦ Cut the artwork out around the circle.
♦ Display the stars.

The Instructions:
I have provided 7 steps to complete the artwork. Each step is on one page with concise instructions and an image. Print them out or display via a data projector – a great way for your students to self-check and manage their own learning. (Plus it will save you from having to answer millions of “Is this right?” questions!)

The Practise Part:
At the bottom of each template there is a section to practise ruling the lines and getting the hang of making parabolic curves before attempting it on the actual template.

The artwork looks tricky …. but it is actually very simple!

Skill enhancement: ruling straight lines with precision.

Keywords: parabolic curves, string art, line art, geometry, math, ruler, straight lines, star, space, galaxy,

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Created: Apr 27, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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