First talk about types of lines, concentrating on “diagonal” and “horizontal”. Then, demonstrate these easy steps, and give your kinders plenty of paper to practice on. Naming each step is helpful until “muscle memory” takes over…
1. Start by drawing a mountain. Remember to begin at the bottom of the mountain and don’t lift your pencil til your star is complete!
2. Next, cross your first line with a diagonal line. (Don’t lift your pencil yet!)
3. Now, draw a horizontal line across the opposite side of your mountain. (Still don’t lift your pencil!)
4. Finally, draw a diagonal line back to the place you started from. (NOW you can lift your pencil!!)
After demonstrating my first star, I drew several more, repeating, “Mountain, diagonal, horizontal, diagonal,” with each step. Then, students practiced drawing stars on scratch paper until they were ready to use chisel tip markers on construction paper, writing their names on their “best” examples. These were colored in to look like stained glass windows, laminated and punched at the top for hanging. These stars make wonderful ornaments…. each one is unique, with tons of “personality” (see photo at top)!!
(If you color your stars with crayons, the heat from the laminator will melt the crayon a little, making the colors smooth and bright!)
Now, on the last step of the drawing tutorial on how to draw a star we add some shadows. Just add shadows by simple and even hatching on one side of the each beam of star.
If you did everything correctly, then you get the stars just like in our lesson. If you make a mistake somewhere – try to draw a star again. Do not forget to share this lesson with your friends and subscribe to us on the social networks.