Friday, August 3, 2012

DIY Flash Cards

I am a huge advocate of flash cards for babies and toddlers.  Starting at 6 months, I regularly sat with Molly and showed her pictures of farm animals, nature scenes, fruits and vegetables, clothing, every day items, colors and numbers.  This is just one stack of our flash cards that we still use regularly.  

Of course every parent thinks that their child is smart and I am no exception.   Molly was talking early – she said her first words at 7 months, and she was doing “flash cards” here at 17 months.  Check out this video.

I know.  You are amazed.  

I asked Mae Armstrong to come up with an educational kids activity and she responded with DIY Flash Cards.  I knew I loved this girl!  What she came up with is a flash card system that teaches counting.  And its better than anything I have purchased.  Check it out.  She created animal silhouettes and grouped them by numbers. Here's the template you can use so you can create your very own flash cards. Click the images and print away – she used cardstock to print so they’d be nice a sturdy for her twin boys. 

After printing. Trim along the guides.

Mae stamped the corresponding numbers inside the circle tags using PSA Essentials stamp set.  She also added a patterned star burst paper behind the stamped tag. Glue and assemble.

She organized the set before gluing everything. 

 Here they are ready to be enjoyed.

Mae’s boys had a great time with this project and she’ll be packing this for her next trip – it’s such a great travel activity that doesn't take a lot of room.    How cute are these boys?!


  1. This is such a great idea! Love these!

  2. Nice and simple way to make such lovely cards for kids! but please add some tips related to PVC cards