These fun sensory Valentines for kids are the perfect way to keep little hands busy!
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Have I mentioned that Valentine’s Day is, hands down, my FAVORITE holiday? I can’t get enough of the Target Dollar bins filled with pink, red and white. There is so much fun to be had in there!
Claire and I were brainstorming our calendar for the new year just last week and all of sudden my brain exploded with ideas for Valentine’s for kids. It was slightly off-topic, but the timing was good! :)
I saw these sweet heart shaped balloons and they just screamed “Valentine, You’re My Main Squeeze”.
We have experimented with making stress balls for hand strengthening and fidgets before when we made our Baby Bumblebees (which has been one of our most popular posts, ever!). We have learned what works and what doesn’t when it comes to filling up balloons.
What you’ll need:
What to do:
For these Valentines for kids, I grabbed containers of play dough, stretched open the end of each balloon and worked the play dough around inside until there was enough consistency to allow it to fit in the palm of a little hand and be squeezed.
*Other ways to fill the balloon: Use a funnel to add dry rice, dry beans, or flour to the balloons for different squeezable textures!
Simple, right? So how can you make them into a Valentine for your little one to give to all of her friends?
Well, Claire worked her design magic and came up with the perfect printable for you. Print out the tags and cut them out.
Then, use red ribbon to tie a tag to the end of each heart shaped stress ball and you’ll have the…BEST. VALENTINE. EVER! Cross my heart!