Flag Facts Assembly Instructions
How to Assemble Flag Fact SWAPS
Since I have around two hundred Flag Facts SWAPS, I figured it would be much easier to refer all of these SWAPS to one page of instructions. I'll be using various Flag Facts as the example. 


Basic Supplies Necessary 
 
  • the downloadable PDF file for the Flag Facts SWAPS you are making 
  • paper and/or cardstock and a printer 
  • paper cutter if available 
  • scissors 
  • embroidery floss
  • pins 
  1. First, you'll need to look through the PDF and determine how many pages you will need to print to make the number of SWAPS desired.


  2. Print out the correct number of pages of the document. I recommend printing on cardstock for durability, but you can use regular paper if you're in a pinch.

    Since these are doubled over with glue in between, it makes them a little stronger than other SWAPS printed on plain paper. They do tend to look more crinkled if you use plain paper, so cardstock is preferable. 


















  3. Cut out the Flag Fact strips, taking care not to cut the facts from the flag. 


  4. Fold in half along the center line.


















  5. Cut lengths of floss more than twice as long as the height of the flag. The longer they are, the easier to manage, but you don't want to waste too much floss.


  6. Slip a pin onto a length of floss, line up the two ends of the floss, and tie a knot a short distance below the pin. You will need one floss/pin combination for each flag



















  7. Apply glue along the inner fold and half the Flag Facts strip. I have added purple to the image so you can more easily see where I applied the glue. Don't use too much, or it will squeeze out on the next step! The most important area is in the fold and the edges.


  8. Place the floss in the fold. Carefully fold the Flag Facts strip in half, sealing the floss inside. Allow to dry. 


















  9. Trim off the excess floss.