Draw a horizontal line 6 inches long. Mark the center point (3inches). Draw a vertical line of the same length through the center point. You can choose any even length that works for you. Use pencil.

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With a pencil, mark off every 1/2 inch. You can lightly pencil in numbers like an X-Y axis if it will help you, but you do not have to.

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Use a ruler to draw a straight line from the farthest point on the left (-6) to the first notch above the center point (1).

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Use a ruler to draw a straight line from the second notch on the left (-5) to the second notch above the center point (2) as shown in the picture.

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Use a ruler to draw a straight line from the third notch on the left (-4) to the third notch above the center point (3). Are you starting to see the pattern?

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Draw a line from the fourth notch from the left (-3) to the fourth notch above the center point (4).

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Draw a straight line from the fifth notch from the left (-2) to the fifth notch above the center point (5).

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Draw a line from the sixth notch from the left (-1) to the sixth notch above the center point (6).

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Now all you have to do is repeat the process. If you feel a little confused, just turn the paper so it looks the same as when we started and repeat the previous steps.

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Keep on repeating the process.

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Once you have added all the lines you have an astroid. Now we have to make it look even more interesting.

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Choose two contrasting colors of colored pencil or marker and fill in your shapes.

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For added visual interest you can shade some areas lighter or darker.

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Here it is completely colored in. Notice how the straight lines have created the illusion of curved lines.

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If one is not enough for you, you can try creating another astroid in the background using the same steps as before.

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You can also alter the length of the lines and the spaces in between.

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Here is what I came up with. You can create a series of astroids that join together, or you can draw multiple astroids of varying sizes across your paper.

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I chose to cut mine out and set it on black construction paper.