A flyer is a promotional document used to advertise a product or service. Sample flyers can be used as a guideline in creating other flyers. Many consumers want to know how to make free sample flyers instead of paying a company for this service. Advantages of making your sample flyers at home include control over your layout, design and costs. Templates are available online for download, but if you have a slow Internet connection, you can easily create your own sample flyers without Internet access.

Plan the layout and design of the elements. Use a pencil to sketch out the placement of your elements on a piece of paper.

Turn on the computer and launch Microsoft Word. Go to the "File" menu, then choose "New" to pull up a blank page.

Type text and use alignment buttons (left, right, or center) on the "Formatting" toolbar to position text.

Apply attributes such as color, size and typeface to selected text. Select text and go to the "Format" menu, then choose "Font" to apply the settings.

Insert clip art by using the "Insert" menu, then choosing the "Picture" option and searching for clip art to insert into the document. Double-click on the image to activate sizing handles that will enable you to move the image on the page for correct placement in relation to the text.

Insert paper into the printer to print finished product.