Pookie was home sick on Valentines Day, so he didn’t get his classroom Valentines until Tuesday. He brought the bag home and was not enthusiastic, so I put them aside and figured we would go through them later. We finally got around to it Wednesday afternoon…and we found the coolest Valentine inside his stash! A Wack-a-Pack exploding Valentine!
Just as the package says, we laid it on the floor and Whacked it hard! We heard a POP and then the package slowly started to move and expand. Then a little balloon popped out and began to inflate all by itself! The kids thought it was so cool! Geetle wanted to know more about it, so I told her I would Google it. I did, and found a good explanation of how it works here. Apparently the Whack breaks open a packet of old fashioned baking soda and Vitamin C! The resulting Carbon Dioxide blows the balloon up.
I couldn’t find anywhere to buy them online, except Ebay (search “Wack a Pack”). I’ll have to keep my eyes open next year, I guess they often turn up at the Dollar Store. The kids would love to have these next year!