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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.

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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. Make flashcards that stand out!

How to make a flashcard

  1. Log in or sign up

    Sign up for Canva using your Facebook or Google account, or simply log in if you’re already an existing user. Search for the “Flashcard” design type and open a new page to start designing.

  2. Find the perfect template

    Browse a wide range of flashcard templates for different styles and themes, whether you need them for learning a language, memorizing a speech or writing down recipes. Click on the template you like to start designing.

  3. Experiment with features

    Visuals help you learn faster and make your design stand out. Browse through millions of stock images, photos, illustrations, icons, stickers and other elements. Drag and drop what you like onto your page and rearrange the layout.

  4. Keep customizing

    Keep fine tuning until you find the right combination of graphics and text for your flashcard. Add or remove text boxes, rearrange or resize images, change the background or font style and upload your own artwork for a more personal touch.

  5. Share or print

    Ready to release your flashcards to the world—or your home office? Download them as PNGs or JPGs, or save them as print-ready PDFs. Make high-quality prints of your design with Canva Print.

Create your flashcards

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.

FAQ

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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