This is a continuation on my original 'ible, "Make a Shogi Set in about an hour using recycled materials," only, in this instructable, I will detail how I made the decorative flags that go in the back of the cardboard pieces, just to make the different armies stand out.
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Step 1: Materials
You will need:
-Markers (2 will be fine. Sharpie is suggested.)
-tape (I suggest painter's tape, since marker doesn't wipe off of it. Will be used to put the flags on the posts.)
-index cards (used to make the flags)
-20 small paperclips (To make flag posts)
Step 2: Step 1: Flag Posts
straighten out the paperclips, and then break them in half using pliers (Grip one part with pliers and just wiggle the other side till it breaks.
Step 3: Step 2: Cut Out Flags
Cut out the flags to the size you want and cut out the edges (semicircles at back of flag. Picture 2)
Step 4: Step 3: Color in Flag
Color the flag in with the desireed color (in this case black)
Step 5: Step 4: Tape Flag to Post and Color Over Tape
take 2 strips of tape and tape the flag on the post (Picture 1) and then color over the tape (picture 2)
Step 6: Step 5: Bend Bottom of Post and Add to the Game Piece
using your pliers, bend the bottom of the flag post to make a "L" shape. Then, Take a bit of tape and tape the flag into the back of your game piece.
Step 7: Play!
You're done! (Or at least partway..) Hope you enjoyed the instructable and hope it helped!