Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament

Turn a few recycled materials into an adorable gumball Christmas tree ornament. This is a great craft for kids to try at school or while they are at home during the break. You could make a few and give them as gifts.

Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament

Gumball Machine Christmas Tree Ornament

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Equipment

  • Small terracotta pot (See Notes)
  • Small clear plastic ball ornament
  • Jumbo multi-colored nonpareils sprinkles
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Soda can tab

Instructions

  • Paint the terracotta pot red and allow it to dry completely.
  • Remove the top from the plastic ornament. Place the ornament in a bowl to catch any extra sprinkles. Pour the sprinkles inside then place the top back on and set aside.
  • Once the red painted pot is dry, place it face-down and use a hot glue gun to add a thick circle of glue in the center. Immediately place the bottom of the filled ornament on the glue.
  • Add a thin layer of hot glue on the back of the soda can tab and place it centered on the side of the pot.
  • After the glue is set, add a ribbon or ornament hook to the top and hang on your Christmas tree or give as a beautiful handmade gift!

Notes

Terracotta pots can be heavy sometimes. You can also use a red Solo cup or a plastic pot. You're painting the pot red, so you won't be able to see what your base is truly made of, so just have fun and be creative!
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