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Flag at full staff    Flag at half staff

Materials Tools
1/8" dowel rod 8 1/2" long
3/8" dowel rod 3/4" long
Eagle pin
Color print of flag
20" thin string
4" thin wire
Small piece of wood
PVC ring
E-6000™ glue
White glue
Knife or sand paper

See the Moving Chapter for more instructions, hints, tips, and ideas.

I originally made this slide in remembrance of the victims of 9/11/2001. The flag can be flown at full-staff or half-staff. You could wear it anytime there is a death that is significant to you. This project could be enlarged for a table decoration at banquets like the Blue and Gold.

This is not a good neckerchief for younger children as it could be dangerous. However, a small base could be easily made to turn it into a standalone decoration.

This is a bit tedious for children, but you could prepare all the parts ahead of time and let them assemble it. For a nice touch, paint the PVC ring the same color as your neckerchief so that it's not as noticeable.

First you need to get a flag about 1 1/4" x 2". You could purchase a cloth or paper one if you can find them in the right size. I used some clipart from the Microsoft Design Gallery Live web site (this site is free as long as you own a copy of the Microsoft Office products). The clipart was easy to scale to the correct size. You will need to print a normal view and one flipped horizontally. To flip it horizontally, you will need a drawing program like Paint. Cut out the flags and glue them back-to-back with white glue. Then laminate them in plastic. Cut the flag from the plastic leaving a small edge.

The bead that I used was smaller than a pony bead. It needs to have a large hole because the string needs to slide through it easily.

Copyright © 2003 Vincent Hale