Making a flag isn't just about what happens in a flag factory. Two things make a flag: the meaning it has built into it, and the way we respond to those meanings.
The flag is made up of a number of parts:
Hoist – The half of the flag nearest to the halyard (that is the rope by which a flag is raised and lowered).
Fly – The half of the flag farthest from the halyard.
Canton – The place of honour in a flag is the upper half of the hoist. It is also called the First Quarter and sometimes the Upper Hoist.
Second Quarter – The upper half of the fly.
Third Quarter – The lower half of the hoist. It is also called the Lower Hoist.
Fourth Quarter – The lower half of the fly.
Find out more about flag making and the history of Flag: http://www.australianflag.org.au/flag-specifications/
More information about Australia Flag Day: http://gokids.com.au/australia-national-flag-day
Quiz about Australia Day: http://gokids.com.au/australia-national-flag-day-quiz