This would be the 3rd time I've changed my Gumball machine, just to give you an idea of how versatile this project is! Here it is all dressed up for St. Patrick's and here ready to welcome Easter!
What I used: 1 dollar store fish bowl, 1 terracotta pot with 2 saucers one the one smaller than the other, Assorted paints, yellow, grey, green and pink,to resemble a pencil, gumballs or any other candy you will see appropriate, adhesive letters and numbers to spell No.2., hot glue gun or glass cement.
How I did it: Paint your terracotta pot in the same order of colors of a No.2 pencil. Once the paint is dry, add your letters (or you could paint them too!) to the bottom of the yellow pot. If you recalled, I suggested 2 saucers, 1 smaller than the other, you see, the smaller saucer will go on the inside of the bigger one and once we used this one as a "lid" for our gumball machine it will stay in place! The way you attached the fish bowl onto the bottom of the terracotta pot is by gluing it's bottom with hot glue or glass cement. Fill your gumball with candy, add any other embellishment to the lid and you are ready!
Isn't it the cutest thing? as I mentioned before add age appropriate candy, cookies or even why not, erasers or colorful paper clip or rubber bands! This is only to inspire you, your imagination is the limit.
I hope I have inspired you with this easy craft and consider it as a little sweet gesture from your child to the one person he/she is going to be seeing a lot for the next few months keeping their young minds sharp!
Sharing some "gumball" fun at these Fabulous Parties:
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Kiss Me DIY Gumball Machine