Go Ahead {BURST} My Bubble Valentine

I am really hoping to get kid’s Valentines done early this year.  Sometimes they just want the standard, store bought ones so they don’t draw attention to themselves at school but they both thought these were cool!  Although these balloon Valentines would be great fun but I know at schools you have to be careful of latex allergies so these might be best for personal friends who you know aren’t allergic!

I found the cute spotted balloons at Target. I also used the cut off top of a pop bottle as a wide funnel, colored toothpicks, skinny candy and ribbon.

I put the balloon over the mouth of the bottle funnel.  Next, I inserted a Valentine message and then the candy.   I ended up with a lumpy balloon that I filled with air and tied shut.  Make sure you blow the balloon up enough or it won’t pop properly and the treat will have to be cut out of the balloon!  I made that mistake with the first one I made.
I printed a message to attach to the outside of the balloons and using my X-ACTO knife, I put 2 small slits in the corner and wove a toothpick through.

Want to make these Valentines?  You can download the printables here and here.

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Comments

  1. This is adorable!!! I usually do something sweet for my nieces for Valentine’s Day and I think this might be it this year! Thanks for sharing an awesome idea!

  2. Oh Tonia. That is way too cute. I love it. I’m thinking what a fabulous idea for birthday party favours! You’re too talented.

    Anne xx

  3. I really love it! What an adorable idea! You have the cutest crafts here, I love it!

  4. Super fun idea! I’m pinning it on my Valentine board! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day–I appreciate you taking the time to do that!

  5. Ha! That’s great! My boys would LOVE those!!! I’m pinnin’ this, too!

  6. Ohhhh my!! SO Creative!! I LOVE love this idea!!

  7. This is great! I want to burst your bubble!! I wonder…are you bringing them in to school?

  8. If I was a kid I would think I was the coolest kid around if I gave out these Valentines!

  9. What a cute idea! I wonder if my niece will go for that or if she’s still so young she’ll get scared to pop the balloons….hmm…I’ll have to run it by her. Might be fun for the upcoming birthday party.

  10. This is such an adorable idea! It would be wonderful for a kid’s Valentine’s Day party!

  11. How cute! And creative!

    I invite you to add this post (or any other Valentine’s Day posts) the Find Some Love Fest on February 1st! 5 blogs, 1 party!

    http://www.feedingmytemple.com/2012/01/exciting-announcement.html

  12. This is an incredible idea! I’m going to keep this in mind for down the road :)

  13. So fun and adorable ~ Love it! I saw your Valentine at “Get your Craft on! Tuesday”
    I’m a recent Follower! Looking forward to joining your parties and following along in 2012!

    Cheers ~ Mary (SweetLittleBluebird.com)

  14. That is just the CUTEST idea!! :-)

  15. This is such a cute idea. I know my daughter would love that for her preschool class. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Tonia, this is such a wonderful, creative idea! I’m going to Pin it and share your post on my Facebook page too. Can’t wait to try this for my girls!

  17. this is a brilliant idea! One could use it for any celebration. I gotta write this one down! Thanks, I’m always looking for creative ways to say I love you.
    best,
    Jenn @ JustAddWaterSilly.com, hopping from wow me wednesday.
    ps. I’m a new follower, I love your blog!

  18. This is one of the best ideas I have ever seen! You could totally stuff the balloon with any little prizes for your kids. LOVE IT!

  19. My 2nd grader would think this was the coolest Valentine ever! We would LOVE for you to share this at our link party today!

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com

  20. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!
    - Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  21. I can’t even explain how much I love this! Super original!!

  22. super fun!!!! come link to my party blog- my followers will love it! http://atozebracelebrations.blogspot.com/2012/01/totally-cute-crafts-tuesday.html

  23. Where do you come up with your ideas? This is so fun! Love it!

  24. Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party! You’re so kind! This really is a super fun idea–I bet the kids LOVE it!

  25. I love love love this. We are sooooo doing it. Thanks so much for the inspiration, and the printables! You are awesome!

  26. Thia is an awesome idea. I think my nephew would love to pass these out at school.

  27. This is the cutest, most creative, Valentine idea ever! Thanks for sharing at this week’s Open House.

  28. This is SO cute!! My boys would love this… thanks for the fabulous idea!
    xo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

  29. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this as part of my link party wrap up! Please feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like.

  30. So darn cute and creative!

  31. lovely idea, thanks for sharing.

  32. Featured you b/c you totally ROCK!!! XO, Aimee

  33. Too cute … thanks for a truly original idea!
    Enjoy your SITS day!

  34. I absolutely love this!!!!! We will def be doing this for our close friends!!! Thank you!!

  35. Now that is a balloon I would like to pop, ha! :)

  36. Very unique!

  37. Cute!
    Happy SITS day!

  38. how much fun I’m making these!

  39. Wow! This is a really neat idea. I will definitely have to keep this one in mind when my daughter starts kindergarten next year! :)

  40. Really like this blogger! So clever, useful, and great step-by-step instructions! Even I can do this, I think! I will return to this site.

  41. Really cool!!! I might try this with some friends :)
    Jen@mamaZEN
    http://mamazenblog.com

  42. What a cute and simple idea! Love it!

  43. This is so fun!!!

  44. Tara @ secretsofamomaholic
    I love them! I am 100% doing this for my kids!!! Fabulous idea!!!

  45. We just finished stuffing our ballons, Was not quite as easy as it seems. But with ALOT of team work, we got it done. This is not quite a one person job. Planning on blowing up the night before. Please feel free to email or message if you would like our tips on how we got this done!!
    WIngle1904@aol.com

  46. Those are adorable! Stopping by from SITS!

  47. My son is so excited to do this for his Valentine’s! Thanks so much!

  48. My son is so excited to do this for his Valentine’s! Thanks so much!

  49. That’s so adorable… I can see the kids having a whole lot of fun popping those balloons, haha!

  50. The kids would talk about this for the rest of their lives!

  51. Ok, this is the most amazing idea ever!

  52. I made these today, they are SOOO Cute. Thank you for sharing your idea and printables.

  53. I made 40 of these for 2 class rooms that I am assigned to. The grade 3 teacher was appalled, but I encouraged the students to have fun, and the grade 2 teacher was laughing along with the students as they burst their balloons. Thanks for this wonderful idea, watching the children`s happy faces was the best Valentines gift ever, for me.

  54. this is such an adorable idea Tonia

  55. So cute! I should totally make this for my kids….it would be such a fun way to wake up on Valentine’s Day!

  56. Thank you….I am making these next Friday….love it :)

  57. I made this for my sweetie for Valentine’s Day!!!! He absolutely loved it! Not sure how to Pin my picture and your link (still learning how to navigate) but I most definitely wanted to show my utmost admiration for your idea!

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