We have on our website a signal flag coloring book as a PDF file for quite some time. Although we are all busy this time of year this is something that children can do sitting at the table while you are busy making holiday cookies and dishes. After they are done coloring it they would make a nice decoration for the holiday season. I decided to do it myself so that you can see how it works. I am spelling the word MERRY.
This link takes you to our Products Page and at the bottom you will see the following image.
You will see a link to download the ZIP file directly. That way you can save it for future projects. Once you have saved it to a folder that you will remember, open and scroll down to the letter that you want. When you hit Print make sure that you pick CURRENT PAGE. There is 2 flag images for each page. Below is a picture of the Letter M and also the letter N. Based on what you are spelling you can always either hold on to the spare letter or not.
Next is the letter M close up showing colored and not.
This is best with a color printer because the little square on the upper left would be in color telling you what color the flag is.Unfortunately we only have a black and white printer.
Once all the letters are colored in it’s time to cut them out including the tabs that look like rope. If your child is young it would be best for you to cut them out after they have colored the flag. Once they are cut out lay each tab over the other and scotch tape them together. Here is a complete banner that I put together.
This picture shows them on the fridge and a magnet on each end. They could be hung anywhere around the house including maybe a Christmas tree if the name wasn’t too long.
Lastly is a picture of our signal flag alphabet that shows all the colors of the various letters.
It’s hard to believe that next week will be the 4th of July. The summer is zooming by fast. In celebration of Independence Day you may be planning a picnic or party or getting together with friends or loved ones.
With the long weekend you may be spending it at the beach!
Whatever your plans are IB Designs, USA wishes you a Happy 4th of July and safe travels! The banner below spells out our name.
Lastly I wanted to share this poem with you!
4th of July Fireworks
It’s that time of year again
We’re nearing the 4th of July
Nothing quite as pretty
As sparks against the sky
And that is what it means
Freedom it represents for us
A day to set aside
And to make a lot of fuss
We honor our independence
It’s what we have always fought for
And even though it’s never easy
To keep the enemies from our door
So picnics and bar-b-q’s are planned
To celebrate this special day
But stop a moment and remember
The meaning of the brilliant displays!
I was looking on You Tube at a few of the signal flag videos they have on there. I discovered a video that I made a couple of years ago. It show close-up of some of our signal flags and thought I would share it today.
Currently we are really busy and our shipping time is 2-3 weeks due to the fact that we make each flag individually for each order. They are hand-crafted by us and the name of our company IB Designs, USA. The positive is that since they are made in the USA they are durable and should last for a long time. We use Kona Cotton which is high-quality material.
You can machine wash our flags with cold water and tumble dry low. Since some of our flags use a little bit of steam-a-seam it is recommended not to use a dryer sheet in the dryer. Anything you can spell we can make! Signal flag Banners- Horizontal, Vertical and Valance