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Create Flash Cards At Home With Your Printer
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Regardless of whether your children are in pre-school, elementary, middle, high school or even college, flashcards have long been a useful learning tool. The reason they are so enduring is because they work. You can certainly purchase them, but it might be better to make flashcards that are unique to your child and to the subject he or she is studying. Making your own flashcards is more cost effective and more easily tailored to the areas in which he or she is struggling.
To make your own set of flashcards you will want to purchase cardstock, two sided tape or glue, scissors or a paper cutter and laminating paper. You may also want to pick up a container of some sort to hold the finished cards and when they’re not in use. You should also make sure you have enough cheap replacement ink cartridges for your printer before you begin the job.
To begin the project, in addition to knowing which facts you need to cover, you may also want to decorate the flashcards with images, just to make them more interesting and visually appealing. You can find images online or use family photos, but you will need to have photo editing software simply to make the graphics small enough to fit onto the cards. You should plan on the flashcards being three inches tall by two inches wide.
You will need to set your word processing software to the correct shape and size that you will want your flashcards to be much the same as you would if you were printing labels or business cards. Once you have the size of the card set up, you can insert your images and then go in and add the information needed on the flashcards for study purposes. After you’ve put the questions on one side of the card and printed them out, you can either print the answers on the back or insert another sheet of cardstock, print the answers on those and then glue the fronts and backs together and laminate them.
Remember to test the paper in your printer with the correct compatible ink cartridge before running your full project to ensure it prints properly.