Valentine's day is right around the corner. While we suspect many of you will be feverishly toting out your craft bins this weekend in order to make the perfect Valentines, we are taking the less-traditional route by avoiding candy and going to one of our FAVORITE hidden gems-----self inflating balloons. These awesome Valentines are super inexpensive, very unique, and take only a few seconds a piece to complete. Plus, we all know how much kiddos LOVE balloons. Can't go wrong with these!

((I know what you're thinking.......say whaaaaat? Yup, you heard that right, self inflating balloons! These are SO fun and such a huge hit in our house for all occasions. All you have to do is follow the instructions on the back of each package to inflate the balloon. No special equipment or supplies needed. Just a fist and the package. That is all!))

Okay, enough already......let's get started!

Printable Valentine Inflating Balloon

Start by gathering all of your supplies. Here's what you need:

  • Whack-a-pack Balloons ---- one for each Valentine. You can find these at your local Dollar Tree. and also on Amazon
  • Scissors
  • Tape, plain or washi
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife* This is optional. I prefer to cut my Valentines out using an X-acto knife, but regular scissors will do also
Free Printable Valentines Inflating Balloon

Start by printing off your desired Valentines. We designed them in several colorways to give you as many options as possible.

Next, use scissors or an X-acto knife to cut out each Valentine.

Free Printable Valentines Inflating Balloons

Once you have them all cut out, gather your washi tape and all of your Whack-a-Pack balloons. Start pairing them up as you see fit. This is a great time to get creative and play with various colors and patterns. You can also go a step further and free your inner creative by adding glitter, sequins, feathers, anything that you heart desires.

Free Printable Valentines Inflating Balloon

Carefully clip off the end of each balloon pack right below the package seal. The balloon pack will not work if the seal is broken, so it's a good idea to have an adult help with this part.

Free Unique Printable Valentines

Add a small piece of tape to the top left, and bottom right corners of the Whack-a-Pack. Press each one onto each card, respectively. (Also, it should be noted that I am definitely not a hand model :-) I'll keep my day job. LOL!)

Free Unique Printable Valentines

Voila!!! How cute are these?! Last thing to do is to sign your name at the bottom of each and you're ready to gift them all away!

Free Printable Valentines Cards Whack a pack
Whack a Pack Valentines Cards

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all.

Cheers!

Maddie

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