Who can resist all the wonderful colors combined in a gumball machine? We used some items from the recycle bin for this fun project!

Start with:

  • Round Cardboard Container
  • Egg Carton
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pom Poms
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Round Wooden Bead

Create It!

Step 1: Cut two segments of egg carton that each contain two egg portions. Round the edges if you'd like.

Step 2: Paint the egg carton segments and allow to dry.

Step 3: Stack the two segments on top of one another and glue together.

Step 4: Glue pom poms inside the round container.

Step 5: Glue round container to the top of the stacked egg carton segments.

Step 6: Glue the wooden bead (a plastic top would work great too) to the front of the gumball machine.

If you are working on colors with a little one, ask them what color pom poms they are gluing or count together how many pom poms there are of each color.