How to Make & Print Your Own Custom Flag

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How to Make & Print Your Own Custom Flag
Create your own flag to represent you and what you like. (flag. English king's flag or standard image by L. Shat from

Flags are a representation of something, be it a person, a club or a country. Make a flag to represent yourself or something you are a part of. Clubs and organisations can use flags to attract attention or draw people. Individuals can make flags to hang in their home or office, or simply as an enjoyable project to put together. Creativity is key, as is simplicity. Too complex of a flag will make it difficult for others to decipher.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Markers or crayons (optional)

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    Make a list of things you would like to include on the flag. If you are making a flag for a club or organisation, make the list of what the club stands for, or what the organisation does. You can also include a word or name, specific colours or activities. Start by brainstorming a lot of ideas; you can narrow it down as you design the flag.

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    Open an art program on your computer, such as Microsoft Paint or Adobe Illustrator. These will be helpful in designing your flag.

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    Lay out your flag design in the program. Include the items you put on your list. Decide what the most important elements are to include. If the flag is for an organisation, be sure to include the name or troop number, for example. Add clip art designs for any activities if you don't feel comfortable drawing freehand on the computer.

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    Print out your flag once it is complete. You can print it in full colour if you have a colour printer; if not, print it as an outline in black ink, much like a colouring page. Fill in the flag using markers or crayons. If you want the flag to be larger than a standard sheet of printer paper, send it to an office supply store to have them print it out on banner-size paper.

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