How to Draw a Compass Rose

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A compass rose shows direction. Almost every map has a compass rose. 

The cardinal directions are:

  • North
  • East 
  • South 
  • West

The intermediate directions or "in-between" directions are:

  • Northeast
  • Southeast
  • Northwest
  • Southwest

To draw a compass rose, you will need:

  • pencil with an eraser
  • ruler
  • colored pencils

Follow the four simple steps listed on our downloadable handout to design simple or complex compass roses!

compass rose
compass rose

A compass rose shows direction. Almost every map has a compass rose. 

The cardinal directions are:

  • North
  • East 
  • South 
  • West

The intermediate directions or "in-between" directions are:

  • Northeast
  • Southeast
  • Northwest
  • Southwest

To draw a compass rose, you will need:

  • pencil with an eraser
  • ruler
  • colored pencils

Follow the four simple steps listed on our downloadable handout to design simple or complex compass roses!

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