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Free Printable: Inflating Valentine's!


Free Printable: Inflating Valentine's!

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.





Sunday Night Scavenger Hunt: Disney 60th Anniversary Style!

If you have little one's, or have ever been to Disney (um, it should be disclosed that in our home we fully support Disney lovers of all ages!) chances are you are excited to watch the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Special tonight (February 21st, 2016) on ABC.

Because I'm not a huge fan of letting Q sit like a lump and watch TV, I am always looking for a way to make shows more interactive. It is no secret that she's itching to make her first trek to Disney, so watching the parade tonight should be extra exciting for her.

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To keep her mind engaged and active, we will be using this awesome Scavenger Hunt Printable while watching the parade! It features more than 25 well known and loved Disney characters to search for.

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Here are a few variations on the Scavenger Hunt you could try:

  • Cover each character with a small candy. Find the beau or belle and eat the prize!
  • Name each show or movie the character starred in when they appear during the parade.
  • Offer a special surprise or dessert for the child who finds all the characters first.
  • If you have competitive kids that will be watching, use a stopwatch to time who can find the character the fastest. Have them flip their Scavenger Hunt page over (blank side up) before the time starts to keep it fair.
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Get your FREE Printable Disney Scavenger Hunt by filling out the form below.

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Don't forget to check your local listing to see what time the TV Special begins in your area tonight!


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