As a Mom to a 6-year-old boy I’m already starting to see his enthusiasm for Valentine’s Day starting to wane. (Tear!) So last year when he came to me bubbling with excitement asking to pass out newly discovered WHOOPEE CUSHIONS to his classmates for valentines, I was tempted to let him. But, of course, I didn’t. I mean, that just doesn’t adhere to my well-mannered ideals. Leave it to Liam to remember whoopee cushion and beg to pass out whoopie cushion valentines this year. Although I’m still deciding, I can’t help loving the concept Bettijo came up with for giving the whoopee cushions as funny class valentines for kids…
TO MAKE: First, download and print our free Whoopie Cushion Valentine template (access the download by filling out the form at the end of this post). We recommend printing the template on cardstock. Cut out each valentine and have your child sign his or her name. Alternatively you can get an editable template that will allow you personalize the file with your child’s name.
We used mini whoopee cushions (3-4 inches in size) to make these funny kids valentines, but you could totally use the larger, regular-sized Whoopie cushions. At the time we made our kids valentines, the mini whoopie cushions were less expensive, but I have heard that sometimes they can be difficult to find. To assemble, place a cushion on the card as shown then using a screw punch make holes on either side of the mouthpiece being careful not to punch through the cushion itself. Loop string or twine through the holes and over the cushion. Secure with a knot.
Clearly this Whoopee Cushion Valentine is not just for little boys, but for anyone who’s a kid at heart! Go see more of our Class Valentine ideas.82