Next we selected a number between three and sixteen and marked that number of evenly spaced marks around the perimeter of the circle. This was a challenging estimation skill and my older daughter understood that 360 degrees in a circle divided by the number of marks will gave the number of degrees between each mark.
For example, when she made eight marks there were 45 degrees between each mark. 360/8=45.
After we had the marks we cut into the paper a small amount with scissors on each mark to create a slit.
The embroidery floss was taped to the back of the circle then wound around to create stars.
The kids selected a number between one and a number smaller than the number of marks on their star. Then they counted that many slots and strung the floss through that slot. They kept winding until a star pattern appeared.
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