My favorite way to show students how to draw a star is to connect the dots. Have the dots touch the edge of a paper to get stars that fill up the page.
I describe the star as having a head, two arms and two legs. Yes, much like Patrick Star from Spongebob if that helps. Instruct students to make a head dot at the center top of the paper, two hand dots across from each other on each side, and two on the bottom for feet. Have students follow along in connecting the dots together for a bunch of pretty stars. I like to use Sharpies on finger paint paper to get a shiny colorful look.
• Fingerpaint paper, cut to square size of your choice
• Sharpie markers
• Butcher paper
• Glue stick
PREP: Cut Finger paint paper into squares with a paper cutter, approx. 6″ or so
1. Students tmake a head dot at the center top of the paper, two hand dots across from each other on each side, and two on the bottom for feet.
2. Students follow directions on how to connect the dots to make a star.
3. The star is traced with a Sharpie marker.
4. The star and background are colored with Sharpie markers. Encourage lots of solid coloring, as opposed to lines and patterns on white paper.
5. The stars are glued to a large sheet of butcher paper by the teacher. Trim any extra off the sides when you are done.