Kid Craft: Gumball Machine Ornament

Turn a small clear ornament into an adorable gumball machine that will add sweetness to your holiday tree.


You will need: Small beads, twine, button, 1-1/2 inch clear glass ornament, 1 sheet red card stock, 1 sheet silver glitter card stock, scissors, and tacky glue. Cut a 1/2 by 4 inch strip of red card stock. Make a 1 inch tube. Glue the ends together. Remove the top of the ornament (adult’s job). Fill the ornament with beads. Place the top back on the ornament. Glue the red tube to the bottom of the ornament. Cut a small rectangle from the glitter card stock. Glue it to the red tube. Glue the button to the bottom of the red tube. Cut a few inches of twine. Thread the twine through the top of the ornament. Tie a knot at the top.