How to Cut a Large Star From Standard Poster Board

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Large poster-board stars can make eye-catching decorations or signs, and cutting them out is simple and fast. The best way to get the outline of the star onto the poster board is to trace around a paper template--you'll get straight lines, good proportions and no erased goofs. There are printable star templates online that you can enlarge with a photocopier, or you can create your own design from large paper. Cutting a large star from poster board takes just minutes and yields a festive and useful shape.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper template
  • 1 sheet of standard poster board
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

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Place the template on the poster board and lightly trace around it with a pencil.

Remove the template. Choose one of the star's outer points and cut inward along the pencil line. Stop when you reach the inner corner.

Cut again from the outside of that same point, along the second pencil line. Again, stop when you reach an inner corner.

Continue cutting in the same manner, always from an outer point to an inner corner, until the entire star is cut out.

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