Mini Gumball Machine for Valentines

It is time to welcome back the wonderful Brainy Beginnings Network! Last year, she shared some amazing  Mini Vase Cards (for real flowers!) and this year she is no less delightful by creating this super fun Mini Gumball Machine for Valentines. Oh my, what a great little Valentine’s Day Gift Idea this makes! The kids will adore making this Valentines Day Craft!! Mini Gumball Machine for Valentines! How to make a gumball machine for Valentine's. Cute Valentine's Gift Idea for kids to make and give. #Valetnines #gumball #giftideas

Mini Valentine’s Gumball Machine

Love is a perfect reason to craft. Thankfully, Maggy from Red Ted Art thinks so too! She invited us to participate in the 31 Days of Love series again this year. We are so glad about that! Here at Brainy Beginnings Network, we can think of nothing more important than loving one another. As Valentine’s Day approaches, consider making these incredibly easy Mini Valentine’s Gumball Machines! They are fun, easy and most importantly, you CAN access the candy! Woot!

Let’s get on with it!

Mini Gumball Machine for Valentines! How to make a gumball machine for Valentine's. Cute Valentine's Gift Idea for kids to make and give. #Valetnines #gumball #giftideas

What you need to make a Mini Valentine’s Gumball Machine

  • Doll pin stand (1.1 inches x .55 inches) 2.8 cm X 1.4 cm
  • Axle Cap for ¼ in dowel (1/4 inch) .64 cm
  • Flower pot (1 15/16 inches x 1 ¾ inches) 1.92 cm x 4.45 cm
  • Glass jar with cork (2.28 inches x 1.97 inches) 5.8 x 5 cm

**Above products purchased from Hobby Lobby**

  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Hot glue/gun
  • Ribbon (3/8 inch) .95cm
  • Candy such as mini conversation hearts or M&M’s

How to make a mini Gumball machine for Valentines

Mini Gumball Machine for Valentines! How to make a gumball machine for Valentine's. Cute Valentine's Gift Idea for kids to make and give. #Valetnines #gumball #giftideas

Glue the axle cap to the doll pin stand. Let dry.

Mini Gumball Machine for Valentines! How to make a gumball machine for Valentine's. Cute Valentine's Gift Idea for kids to make and give. #Valetnines #gumball #giftideas

Paint the flower pot and axle/doll spin stand in desired color.

Mini Gumball Machine for Valentines! How to make a gumball machine for Valentine's. Cute Valentine's Gift Idea for kids to make and give. #Valetnines #gumball #giftideas

Glue the top part of the cork to the bottom side of the flower pot.

Mini Gumball Machine for Valentines! How to make a gumball machine for Valentine's. Cute Valentine's Gift Idea for kids to make and give. #Valetnines #gumball #giftideas

Glue the axle/doll stand piece to the bottom of the jar.

Wrap ribbon around the underside of the jar. Hand out to all your loved ones!

Happy day to you all!

Mini Gumball Machine for Valentines! How to make a gumball machine for Valentine's. Cute Valentine's Gift Idea for kids to make and give. #Valetnines #gumball #giftideas

Hello! My name is Mary Alice! I am head goof at Brainy Beginnings Network. We attempt to make low/zero waste crafts for big and little people! Crafting responsibly is really important to us! We strive to create original, amusing and whimsical crafts/ food for you to try. Head over to the site and see for yourself!

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Mini Gumball Machine for Valentines! How to make a gumball machine for Valentine's. Cute Valentine's Gift Idea for kids to make and give. #Valetnines #gumball #giftideas

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