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Ron
05-15-2016, 01:57 PM
I have been trying to find a star stencil that I could use to make some stars from 8 inch to 20 inch but can't find anything thats downloadable for free. I thought there would be a star that could be printed in sections and put together. Any help would be great. Thanks Ron

gremlin
05-15-2016, 02:56 PM
Do you have Word on your computer? If so, you can make your own.

1. Open a new document
2. Go to your Insert menu
3. Choose the option Shapes
3. Towards the bottom, there is a group of shapes labeled "stars and banners", choose which star you want. In this case, probably the 5 pointed star.
4. Draw the star on your blank document.
5. Adjust it to the size you want. If you want it larger than the page, you can crop it so it will be part of the star on the page. Since all five points are identical, you can use the piece of the star you print to complete the entire star. If you print 2 points, and print it three times, you can tape them together to make your 5 pointed star.

Ron
05-15-2016, 03:56 PM
Do you have Word on your computer? If so, you can make your own.

1. Open a new document
2. Go to your Insert menu
3. Choose the option Shapes
3. Towards the bottom, there is a group of shapes labeled "stars and banners", choose which star you want. In this case, probably the 5 pointed star.
4. Draw the star on your blank document.
5. Adjust it to the size you want. If you want it larger than the page, you can crop it so it will be part of the star on the page. Since all five points are identical, you can use the piece of the star you print to complete the entire star. If you print 2 points, and print it three times, you can tape them together to make your 5 pointed star.

Thanks very much I will try some stuff but I don't have Word. Thanks Ron

gma2rjc
05-15-2016, 07:42 PM
That's an awesome idea Gremlin!

Barb

gremlin
05-16-2016, 05:22 AM
It should work in pretty much any word processing program (if you have one).

If not, then you can make your own out of paper or tagboard or an old piece of cardboard from a box. Use a ruler or a yardstick to make nice straight lines. Figure out how long you want the points to be (from the center of the star to the tip of the point). Find a straight edge (along the side of the tagboard, for instance) that is slightly longer than you need. Use your yardstick to draw a line from the corner of the tagboard at an angle to the other end of the piece of tagboard. This will make a long thin right triangle - one half of one point of the star. Then you can use that to trace around for all your points - mark the center of your star, put the right angle on the center point, and flip it over to draw mirror image so your points are all the same size and nice and even. You can draw a small circle around the center mark and divide it into five sections (one for each point).

Ron
05-16-2016, 06:58 AM
Thanks all! I also found that you can get pentagon downloads which is the foundation to the star so with a ruler all is good. Thanks Ron