I wanted to share a simple kids craft with you today. We made these last week, if you still have children on summer holidays this might just entertained them for a little while!
Let the kiddies make their very own gumball machine! A quick trip to the dollar store and the bulk section of your grocery store and you are set!
You need one clay pot complete with base, and a rose bowl at a dollar each ... this is an inexpensive craft. Then you will want croft paint... you can grab that at the dollar store too if you do not have any. One small bottle will do at least three pots. Typically you will want red... but I had a lot of orange on hand and didn't see any point in buying the red since the kids didn't really care. Or if you have a lot of paint on hand you can let them customize them to match their rooms. You also need something to adhere to the bottom of the pot base (which will be the lid) to serve as a handle. I had some little spools on hand already so that worked out just fine.
This would make an great birthday party activity which would double as a take home gift instead of a loot bag! The paint dries really fast on the clay so if you had the kids paint them up at the start of the party... they could scoop gumballs out of a punch bowl on their way out the door, to fill them up. I suggest you glue everything together a day or two ahead of time and put a little painters tape around the base of the rose bowl to keep it from getting paint on it, if you do these at a party... the E6000 holds great. but takes a little time to dry.
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