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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  1. 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!

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

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

  4. this is such an adorable idea Tonia

  5. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Those are adorable! Stopping by from SITS!

  13. 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!!
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  14. Tara @ secretsofamomaholic
    I love them! I am 100% doing this for my kids!!! Fabulous idea!!!

  15. This is so fun!!!

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

  17. Really cool!!! I might try this with some friends :)

  18. 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.

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

  20. how much fun I’m making these!

  21. Cute!
    Happy SITS day!

  22. Very unique!

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

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

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

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

  27. lovely idea, thanks for sharing.

  28. So darn cute and creative!

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

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

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

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

  34. 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!

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

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

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

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

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


  40. 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!

  41. 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.
    Jenn @ JustAddWaterSilly.com, hopping from wow me wednesday.
    ps. I’m a new follower, I love your blog!

  42. 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!

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

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

  45. 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)

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

  47. 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!


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

  49. 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.

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

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

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

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

  54. 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!

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

  56. 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

  57. 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!

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