Crafts, DIY

You Blow My Heart Up, Valentine!! Bubble Gum Valentine Craft

When I was searching Pinterest for some quick and easy Valentines to make up for my step kids classmates, I fell in love with a few and then gave the choice to the kids what they wanted to make.  They chose “You Blow My Heart Up” Bubble Gum Valentine Craft.  What kid doesn’t like Bubble gum, so let me tell you how we made it!

Bubble Gum Valentine Craft

Now, I decided to change things up a bit because when I did a test run with the glue gun, I found it pretty frustrating.  And if I find it frustrating, then I know my step kids will too.  They will loose interest and that just ruins the fun!

Bubble Gum Valentine Craft

Here is what you will need:

  • Foam hearts (mine were about 8″wx7″l), 2 for every Valentine you are making
  • Small zip lock baggies (mine were 2″wx3.5″l and I found them in the craft section of the dollar store)
  • Scissors, pen, ruler, marker, glue tape
  • Bubble gum balls

Here is what you do:

Cut out the center of the heart.  To do that you take your ruler and measure 1.5″ around one side of the heart putting small marks as you go along.  Fold the heart in half and cut along the marks.  Now you have a heart frame and a small solid heart.  You can put aside the small solid heart as we don’t need it for this project.  You could save it and use it for another craft project.  🙂

Bubble Gum Valentine Craft

Next, take about 6 bubble gums and put them into the small zip lock.  Put a small strip of glue tape at the top center of the solid heart then place the zip lock bag there to affix.

Now you will put small glue strips all along the edge of the heart.  Be careful to not get anything stuck to it.  Take the heart frame and affix to the glue strips.  This will allow the bubble gum zip lock to hang out the center.

Bubble Gum Valentine Craft

Your almost done!!  Now to writer “You Blow My Heart Up!” along the heart frame.  Add “To” and “From” and your Sweet Valentine will be sure to blow up with bubble gum happiness when they receive your wonderful handmade Valentine!

Bubble Gum Valentine Craft

If you choose to make this particular Valentine, please share your work, we would love to see how yours turned out.  If you are making a different Valentine, share those too, we are always looking for creative fun!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

                    

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5 Comments

  1. HEIDI C.

    February 13, 2017 at 12:03 am

    These are so fun! My girls would love to make these and hand them out.

    1. naturallycrackedmama@gmail.com

      February 13, 2017 at 7:01 am

      Perfect DIY project for kids:)

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    February 13, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    What a great project for Valentine’s Day, the givers will have fun making them and the receivers will love the bubble gum – happiness all round. 🙂

  3. kathy downey

    August 8, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks for the idea i love doing homemade crafts for Valentine’s Day and other occasions with the kids.

  4. Elva Roberts

    October 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    This is such a cute idea for sharing on Valentine’s Day. As a bonus, the children get some bubble gum-a win-win situation. Thank you for sharing with us.

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