How to play american flag rugby

Fold an American flag

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    Hold the flag with a partner! Folding the flag neatly requires two pairs of hands. Hold the flag at waist height so that the surface is parallel to the ground!

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    Fold the flag in half lengthways! Fold the lower half of the strip section over the star field, holding the upper and lower corners securely!

  • 3

    Fold the flag lengthways again with the blue field on the outside! Keep the fold tight and make sure that the corners are on top of each other!

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    Make a triangular fold! Bring the striped corner of the folded edge to the open edge of the flag! It is important to start with the folded edge to make sure that the folds line up correctly in the end.

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    Turn the outer end inside! Fold the triangle you just formed parallel to the open edge to form a second triangle!

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    Continue with the triangular fold for the entire flag! The full set of folds should contain 13 folds representing the thirteen original colonies.

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    Make sure the flag is neatly folded! When the flag is fully folded, only a triangular blue star field should be visible. Tuck the ends in to keep the flag in place!