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A smooth-surfaced heavy paper or light cardboard used especially for making stencils, cutouts, and posters. Also called oak tag.

[tag (perhaps because such paper or cardboard was used to make tags) + board.]
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a type of cardboard used for making labels
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(ˈtægˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

a strong cardboard suitable for making tags or posters.
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Each student was given a 9 x 12" (23 x 30 cm) piece of tag board and asked to illustrate their favorite activity, person, or insect.
Transfer the drawing to tag board, turn it over, and transfer the second half (touching the first), to make a full set of wings.
Then, they transferred their original designs to 9 x 12" (23 x 30 cm) white tag board. The car and details were outlined with black markers.
Once the sketches were complete, students picked their favorite and drew it large enough to fill the space (a requirement of a 5" x 8" piece of tag board.
After practicing, students made a final sketch on 12 x 18" (30 x 46 cm) white paper or oak tag board and outlined it in black permanent marker.
For the next day or two, students finish their practice ideas, then transfer their best three letter ideas (one per initial) to pre-cut 9" x 9" colored tag board (you may change the dimensions to fit your needs).
This piece can be glued across the top of a 9 x 12" oak tag board. A 5 x 12" piece of brown paper is glued on the bottom half to represent the floorboards.
After looking at visual resources to create a preliminary sketch, students drew their animals and plants on 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm) piece of tag board and outlined them in permanent black marker.
Students chose an ocean animal and drew it on white tag board. They painted a beach scene inside the animal using a combination of tempera cakes and acrylics.
Most students made the nose, ears, and lips from tag board and taped them on.
Others drew the chameleon on white tag board and used brightly colored permanent markers to trace.
Make a three-dimensional tag board "maquette" or model.