DIY Gumball Machines for Just a Few Dollars!
Make a DIY Bubble Gum Machine for just a few dollars! These are great for birthday parties, Valentines Day gift, Easter baskets, baby showers or just because! My kids have been begging for a bubble gum machine, and they had a blast making these.
I got most of my supplies at my local Dollar Store, but you can really use items you may even have on hand. I found the pre-made plastic bubble gum machine shown in the pictures above at the Dollar Store. While my kids loved them, they did not hold up real well as they tried to get gum out. So I decided to make these fun homemade versions, and they worked great. They are a nice alternative if you don’t have the pre-made versions at your Dollar Store too. You can use various materials for them. The key is to shop for shapes (and in various colors too if you’re throwing a theme party).
Some Suggested Materials to Use for the Gumball Machine:
- Round plastic bottles (ex: Aqua Water, or coke bottles if you can find the round variety). You could also use the single serve Martinelli apple juice bottles, but they are glass).
- Small Mason Jelly Jars (this pack of 12 mason jelly jars is $10.02 (so you are getting a better deal then the Dollar Store, as that is just $.84 per jar)!
- Small semi- round jars we found at Ikea (shown below)
- Small Glass fish bowls found at the dollar store (you will need to use a small plate, or bottom to a terracotta pot to cover the opening if you choose to use these)