Whether you’re giving an important presentation at work or preparing for a test at school, flashcards are an effective way to prompt your memory using visual cues. And with Canva’s free flashcard maker, creating engaging flashcards only takes a few minutes.


Studying made simple

Everybody learns differently, and Canva’s free flashcard maker allows you to design flashcards that work for you.

Save yourself hours handwriting notes. With Canva’s flashcard maker you can pick the size and shape of your template, pick your theme, resize text, and add images and diagrams with our drag-and-drop editor.

Choose from thousands of flexible templates to start your design, or you can start your design from scratch.

How to make flashcards

  1. Choose from thousands of flexible templates or start your design from scratch.
  2. Add your information to the template.
  3. Upload any images you need, or choose from millions of images in our library.
  4. Change the colors, fonts, and images until you’re happy with your final design.
  5. Download in any format (JPEG, PNG, or PDF) and print if needed.

Create easy-to-read flashcards in minutes

When it comes to studying or preparing your presentation, the last thing you want to do is spend countless hours preparing your flashcards only to find that they’re hard to read.

With Canva, you can keep your flashcards sleek and easy to skim-read by using the same design for each flashcard.

Once you’ve created one flashcard within the editor, you can create duplicate flashcards with one click and simply change the text as needed.

Save your flashcards and use them again

Chances are, you’re going to need flashcards again. With Canva’s flashcard maker all your designs are automatically saved within the editor.

Once saved, you can make a copy of your designs and adjust as needed. All your images, colors, and fonts are now in one place which saves you time and energy with every future design.

Use design to make your flashcards interesting

Color, shapes, images, and font type are all design elements that can help you stay focussed and keep on track.

Color code your flashcards to match subjects, create bold subheadings to help you keep on-track during your pitch deck, or simply make your flashcards attention-grabbing with illustrations to keep your focus levels high.


For effective flashcards, handwrite your text for better recall, color code your cards for different levels of mastery, limit each card to one question, combine words and images, use mnemonic devices, study from both sides and say questions and answers out loud.

Standard flashcards are typically 3 x 5 or 5 x 7 inches. There are also larger sizes for including more information or mini sizes that come on a binder ring. With an online flashcard maker, you can customize your cards to suit your needs.

Keep it simple. Write a question or key term on one side of the card, and the answer or corresponding definition on the other side. If you need to write more than one line, try using bullet points to keep your cards readable.

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