So, I'm back with another quick, fun and inexpensive craft that turns out super cute.
With all the talk and play with candy around Valentine's Day, I wanted to do a little more with candy. And I saw these super cute gumball machines on Pinterest-- so this idea is nothing new--- but I had to try it!
I'm telling you...Pinterest really does inspire me when it comes to crafting. I have absolutely discovered my inner craftiness since I got addicted to Pinterest.
"My name is Sara and I am a Pin-aholic" =)
Anyhow... all you need are a few craft supplies to make this cute Gumball Machine craft. There are more kid friendly versions of these gumball machines using plastic ornaments/bowls and paper cups. But this craft is for ME, and my favorite color is purple, so my gumball machine needed to be purple!
And since this is for me, I used a porcelain pot and plate and a small glass bowl (candle holder).
I also picked up some small round shapes in a pack of eight.
It was very simple and I was done in just a few hours!
Then the little munchkin wanted to make one of her own. I did not have materials for the kid-friendly version, but construction paper always works!
She used a hole puncher for the first time to punch out different colored "gumballs".
Then cut out her shapes, glued them together and...
made a papercraft Gumball Machine!
It is simple, fun and cute!
I was so inspired by this craft, I decided to create a few learning materials and games for the little munchkin with a gumball theme! I will be sharing some of those activities later this week.