Section 0.3 - Daisy Designs
To make a daisy design, start by making a circle with your compass:
On any point on the circle, place the stationary part of your compass and make an arc that goes through the circle. The arc should pass through the center and should extend to each side of the circle. Be sure you keep your compass the same width!
Do it again, this time placing the stationary point where you first arc intersects your circle. Continue this process:
Once you make 6 arcs, you'll have a 6 petal daisy design! It should look like this:
Now, to make a 12 petal daisy design, go back to your original stationary point and make a small arc outside of the circle. It might be easier to keep you compass at the same width, but you don't necessarily have to. You want to arc to be half way between the two closest petals of you 6 petal daisy design because...
...keeping your compass the same width, you're going to make a second arc that intersects the first arc (from the second petal):
This creates a midpoint between the two petals. Connect the center of the circle to the intersection to find where the middle of the arc between the two petals:
Now, from this new mark on the circle, start another daisy design! Finding the midpoint ensures that your new daisy design will be spaced out equally.
Continue as you did in the first daisy design, creating a new 6 petal daisy design:
You should end up with a 12 petal daisy design!
Erase the midpoint marks and color it in to make your design beautiful! Do you see how I can make a hexagon by connecting points of my original 6 petal daisy design?