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How To Draw A Star For Kids

If you are looking for an easy way to teach kids how to draw a star, step by step, I have just the thing.

I recently taught my 4 year old how to draw a star.  After only about a minute or so of instruction, she was proudly drawing her own stars.

There are only 4 steps to learn:

First step of drawing a star: "Mountain"
Second step of drawing a star: "Diagonal"
Third step of drawing a star: "Across"
Fourth step of drawing a star: "Connect"

I had my daughter repeat those words a few times: Mountain, Diagonal, Across, Connect.

After practicing a few stars, I asked her to do another one very lightly.  Afterwards, I showed her how she can erase the middle lines, and then retrace the outside lines of the star.

star with inside lines erased
star with inside lines erased

We are learning about stars, the sun and the moon in Science.  I try to expand our learning to other subjects whenever possible.  In this case, including it as part of art was a no brainer.

So now after learning how to draw a star, she was able to use this knowledge in her own art projects.

Here is her first art page of stars!  Of course colouring them in various ways was half the fun.

a 4 year olds art, the first time drawing stars

To reinforce her newly acquired skills, I often get her to teach what she’s learned to someone else.  I find this really helps her retain what she has learned and is a great learning tool in itself.  And sometimes we do that on a video.  Here’s a 2 minute video of my 4 year old’s tutorial on how to draw a star:

Drawing Stars For Kids
Drawing Stars for Kids
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Isabella De Lisi

Friday 16th of October 2020

Hi! I'm wondering if I can use one of the photos from this article in an academic publication. I'm having trouble with the contact form on this site. Please email me at [email protected] if possible! Thank you!!!


Thursday 11th of June 2020

Omigod you lifesaver! My child had to draw stars for his school work and I tried to teach him with no success. This approach worked straight away! Thank you!!


Friday 10th of October 2014

I commented letting you that I was going to use your tutorial to make a star. Thanks for sharing this.


Tuesday 7th of October 2014

Love it! Stopping by from LiveRandomlySimple Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Up Party! Thanks for linking up last week! Party is NOW live, hope you can make it back and link up some more awesome content!! Jess


Sunday 28th of September 2014

Funny Mt preschool can draw a star but I lack the ability 5. Mines just never look like stars but more like stars that has been in a battle and lost a limb. So this will be a tool for me not a kid. Thanks.


Sunday 28th of September 2014

lol, you gave me a good laugh :) Thanks, always good.