I have a new niece! My sister popped out another cute kiddo about a week ago. Since we don't live that close, we'll be visiting them in a few weeks. I wanted to send a little something now, though, since we're so excited to have a new addition to the family. I found a cute outfit for the baby, but wanted a fun little something for her (now) big sister. Isn't that the rule? When you give one kid a present, you have to give the other one a present, too? I found a cute necklace/bracelet set in her favorite color and bought some stickers to send, too. Since I give stickers a lot (who doesn't love stickers?), I came up with a fun way to send them...in surprise balloons!
I got the idea from Pinterest when I saw people putting money in balloons and then having the recipients pop them to get the goods. Stickers+balloons= kid gold. The steps are super simple, and you could replace the stickers with just about anything.
Step 2: Stack all the stickers together and squeeze through a 12 inch size balloon opening. I had smaller balloons, but you really need to get a balloon that is at least 12 inches since the ends aren't that stretchy.
Step 3: Once the stickers are inside, blow up the balloon normally and tie the end. Then play with it for a while, because kids aren't the only ones who think balloons are fun.
Step 4: Then hold the balloon up (away from your face), pop it with a pin, and watch all the goodies cascade down. I created a gif of the pictures of me popping the balloon, because it's hilarious at how scared I got when the balloon popped. It was louder than I expected, so not sure how great this will be for a little tyke to do. (**After I realized how loud the pop was, I was rethinking the whole thing. I included a note in the package warning of the loudness, so they can always just not blow up the balloon and cut the stickers out. Popping the balloon might be more fun for an older kid.)
Step 5: Take your reward.
I added a little tag on the balloons and then included it with the rest of the items I was sending in the little fun package.