First you will need to download this template here: Template
Then print it out on your colored paper, make sure that you are printing in landscape mode, and that you print out one on each color of paper. Next cut out each flag along the faint gray lines. Then fold the excess on the top over to create a flap.
Prayer flags come in a traditional pattern of Blue, White, Red, Green, Yellow
In order to assemble the flags correctly you will need to lay them face down in reverse order:
- Blue (symbolizing sky/space)
- White (symbolizing wind/air)
- Red (symbolizing fire)
- Green (symbolizing water)
- Yellow (symbolizing earth)
Yellow, Green, Red, White, Blue
Cut a length of thread long enough for your desired length.
Then place a small line of hot glue on the back of the flag on fold created by the flap. Quickly place the thread on the glue and flatten it with your fingers.
Repeat until desired length is reached, leaving about an inch between flags.
I hope you enjoy!
To Learn More About Prayer Flags And Buddhism See The Links BelowPrayer Flags - WikipediaThe Meaning of Tibetan Prayer FlagsBuddhism - WikipediaThe Prayer Flag Tradition (PDF)TibetianPrayerFlag.com