How to make a bingo card

Written by kate lee
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Bingo is a simple and popular game for all ages. You can make your own bingo cards on the computer and then print them out. Just make sure your card stock is compatible with your inkjet or laser printer. If you don’t want to take the time to lay out your own bingo cards, you can also customise and print bingo cards using the website below.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Word processor or desktop publishing program
  • Printer
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Create a new document in Microsoft Word or other application.

  2. 2

    Go to the File menu and click Page Setup to set the page to landscape orientation. Set all margins to about one-half inch.

  3. 3

    Go to the Format menu and click Columns (or use a similar command in other programs) to create two columns on the page.

  4. 4

    Go to the Table menu and click Insert Table. Make the table five columns wide and six rows (or 5 rows and 1 header) tall. Insert a table the same size in the other column of the page, so you have two bingo charts on each sheet.

  5. 5

    Use a large, bold font to type the letters “BINGO” at the tops of the columns, or a five-letter word that matches your bingo theme. You may also want to type the word “free” in the centre square.

  6. 6

    Type a different number in each space of the table. You may want to use one set of numbers, such as 1 through 15, for the first column, then the next 15 numbers for the next column, and so on.

  7. 7

    Save the file with the bingo card. Print it on card stock and cut in half to separate the cards.

  8. 8

    Use the bingo card file as a template (by using the Save As command) to create more bingo cards with different combinations of numbers. Create and print at least as many cards as you have bingo players.

  9. 9

    Create calling cards for all the letter and number combinations (for example, B-9). You may want to print all the numbers on a sheet and cut them apart, or write the numbers by hand on small scraps of paper.

Tips and warnings

  • Once you’ve made a basic bingo card template, you can customise it for various themes, seasons or holidays by substituting appropriate images or clip art for the numbers.

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