Valentine’s Day Balloon Craft

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that means fun ways to show your little one how much they mean to you. Your kiddo’s imagination will take flight with this cute hot air balloon that’s perfect for holding Valentine’s Day cards and plenty of candy!


  • Tape
  • Permanent marker
  • Felt heart stickers
  • Basket
  • Bakers twine
  • Colored paper shred
  • Scissor (Under parent supervision)
  • Hot glue & hot glue gun (Under parent supervision)
  • Paper straws
  • Clear school glue
  • Ribbon
  • Balloons
  • Cardstock
  • Name tag
  • Valentine themed favors/candy

Step 1:

First cut the handles off your basket. Be safe and help your little one by cutting it for them.

Step 2:

Now you’re ready to begin decorating your basket. Start with wrapping some ribbon around the edge of the basket and adhere it using the hot glue gun. Give your hot glue some time to dry.

Step 3:

Now you’ll need something to attach the balloon to the basket. Take your paper straws and hot glue them evenly around the basket rim. Then give it a couple of minutes to dry.

Step 4:

Blow up your balloon and tie in. Then cut out several red flags from the card stock. Using school glue, glue these red flags to enough twine to wrap around the balloon. Separately, cut some twine and glue it to a length of ribbon.

Step 5:

Wrap both your flags and ribbon around the balloon. Attach the balloon and the basket, either by simply resting it on top of the straws or cut a few small strips of tape to attach the balloons and straws.

Step 6:

Write your little valentine’s name on the tag and use school glue to attach it to the side of the basket.

Step 7:

Add shredded paper, candy, and gifts to the basket. Finally, tape your favorite photo of your little one to the balloon.