Christmas Gumball Machine Craft

This is a quick and simple Christmas Craft that is perfect for kids to make. This Christmas Gumball Machine Craft is a great craft to make at a kid’s holiday party or a fun gift to give out. Easy to make and so cute.

Christmas gumball machine craft

Christmas Gumball Machine Craft

What I love about this craft:

  • it’s so easy to make – even the little kids can help
  • this craft can double as an ornament
  • a great craft to do at a classroom holiday party
  • the supplies are easy to find


What kind of glue can I use for this craft?

You can use a low-temperature glue gun, or if the kids are making this craft, a much safer glue for them to use would be tacky glue like Advanced craft glue. It holds very quickly and has a stronghold

Where can I find clear plastic ornaments?

Most big craft stores carry clear plastic ornaments, but you can also find them on Amazon

What kind of candy can I use for this gumball craft?

  • skittles
  • milk chocolate M&Ms
  • mini milk chocolate M&Ms
  • Sixlets candy

If you are ready to make this fun craft, let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need: 

making gumball machine craft

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Supplies Needed for this Gumball Machine Craft:

  • red paper cups
  • soda can tabs
  • clear plastic ornaments – fillable
  • candy – like mini M&Ms (about 1/4 cup)
  • optional: funnel


making gumball machine craft

  • fill some of your plastic ornaments with some fun and colorful candy
  • place the cap back on
making gumball machine craft

  • place the paper cup upside down
  • glue a soda tab onto the front of the cup
  • squeeze out some glue onto the bottom of the cup (which is now at the top)
  • set your partially filled ornament on the glue to dry
Christmas gumball machine craft

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