View Full Version : material for making flashcards on a ring?

11-19-2004, 01:52 PM
What kind of material should I use for the cards? Card stock? If so, what is card stock, really? Would Hobby Lobby have it, and where? I hate to even say "flash card," because what I really mean is personalized picture cards for my DD with photos of family members, pets, familiar places, etc. on them. We have a Wal-Mart version of the Baby Einstein cards, and that's what I want to make more of. She loves them for in the car, on trips, etc. I'm thinking I could glue the pictures to the cards, laminate the cards, punch a hole in each one, and then link them all together on a ring like you'd find inside a binder. I know you can buy those rings just about anywhere.

Has anyone ever made what I'm trying to describe?

20 months and counting!

11-19-2004, 02:12 PM
I haven't made one, but what a GREAT idea!! I might try to make one for one of Sam's Hannukah presents!

I think you are right on about using cardstock - we don't have Hobby Lobby, but if it is like AC Moore and Michael's they'd have it. Or you could also use a piece of posterboard - that would 'wear' well laminated.

Thanks for the great idea!!!

11-19-2004, 07:33 PM
I found the perfect thing at Hobby Lobby! It's a block of card stock (in the form of a notepad). There are 87 multi-colored sheets for $3.99. Dimensions are 3.875" per side. I found it in the scrapbooking section, with the acid-free paper. Yeah!

Oh, the name of it is a Mat Stack.

20 months and counting!

ellies mom
11-20-2004, 02:52 AM
I think that is just the best idea. I've been planning on making some for DD when she is a bit older. I want to make ABC ones with DD and the object that starts with the letter. For example, DD sitting with a bunch of apples or balls. The problem right now is getting her to sit. I also want to make number ones. Anyhow, I hope you have fun making it and I hope DD enjoys looking at it.

11-21-2004, 10:31 PM
Making the ABC w/pics of your DD is a great idea.I'd love to do that.Now to put it on my endless list of things to make.Though my ds will probably be ready for college before I'd get around to it.LOL
Nancy-Mom to 6 great kids

11-22-2004, 08:59 PM
At any teacher store, Lakeshore for instance, they sell the rings + card sets. Great idea!

DS 6/03


01-13-2005, 03:24 PM
I made my DS a photo album of the animals in are local zoo. That developed into an ABC album for him. Unfortunately the first animal in is book is an Acouchi (rain forest animal). All the other kids will be saying A is for Alligator while mine says 'Acouchi' LOL.
Some things just work out the way you planned...