To create a symmetric design, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Copy this picture, including point P and the reference line. Or print the PDF version.
Step 2: Draw a new segment with P as one endpoint and forming a 60° angle with the reference line. Label this segment 1. Then draw four more segments, labeling them 2 through 5, from point P, each forming a 60° angle with the previous segment, as shown here:
Step 3: Place a sheet of tracing paper over your figure. Pin the papers together through the center of rotation. Trace the figure, including the reference line, but don't trace segments 1-5.
Step 4: Now rotate your tracing until the reference line on the tracing is directly over segment 1. Trace the original figure again. Your tracing should now look like this.
Step 5: Rotate the tracing until the reference line on the tracing is directly over segment 2. Trace the original figure again.
Step 6: Repeat the process, rotating to place the reference line over the next segment and tracing the figure. Do this until the reference line on the tracing is back on the original reference line.