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scavenger hunt cards

- make a set of your own!


Here are a few of the cards in our set

Scavenger hunts are a great activity for kids of all ages (and adults too). 
You can customize them to fit a theme, making them great party favors. Or, make a few sets to use as last minute gifts - the possibilities are endless.  These durable cards can be used again and again - I keep a set in my purse for some spur of the moment fun!

If you would like to make some cards of your own, here is a brief how-to:

Materials needed:
  • items to hunt for (for these cards we simply gathered items from around our neighborhood)
  • white poster-board
  • camera
  • a nice spot with filtered sunlight (near a window or outside)
  • a photo editor - if you don't have a great one, check out Picnic (free). 

Place your items on the poster-board and photograph them up close.  Look for settings on your camera that allow you to capture close-up detail (usually represented with a flower symbol).

Edit the photos to your liking (perhaps adding words too).  Just be sure to leave enough space at one end for the hole punch.  Then re-size them to no larger than 874 x378 pixels (300dpi).

Then go to MOO mini cards and upload images. I ordered the pack of 100 (making five sets of 20 cards).  The cards are very durable and great quality.

The last thing left to do is string them together.  I simply punched holes and strung them together with some twine and a wood bead.
Treasure Bag:
Treasure Bag Gift
read more about the treasure bag HERE.

blynkenandnod on Etsy has a great set if you don't want to make your own.


  1. wow ... love love love love these ... I am so going to make my own ... they are a great idea and the design is so simple and classic ... thankyou so much for blogging about them ...bronya

  2. Wow...these cards look awesome. Where can I buy these. Curios to know about the prices.Ihampers.co.uk

  3. Hi Beth - Thanks for the positive feedback! I am not selling these cards, but you can find a great set on Etsy (see the link above).

  4. I love these! I dont think you could have done a better job. I posted them on my blog and linked it ack to you. Thanks,Shauna

  5. What a clever idea! I love the pictures you've taken. They're gorgeous!
    I featured this project on my blog - www.campslop.blogspot.com. Be sure to stop by for a "Featured On" button.
    Thank you so much for sharing this project! It's going to make a great activity for our long road trip this summer.

  6. What a great way to list the objects! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

  7. Hello! I love, Love, LOVE these! They are GORGEOUS! I have featured this activity idea on my blog under today's post titled Tuesday Tumblr:
    We're so ready for summer and the great outdoors, and look forward to putting these cards into action soon! I hope by sharing the link others will be inspired too!

  8. What a great idea. I linked your idea to my blog www.inaquietafternoon.blogspot.com

  9. The images are so beautiful.

  10. I just came across your post from a Pin. These little cards are great. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  11. Just saw them and am going to pin them if that's ok.

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