Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Gumball Machine Valentines

I finished the gumball valentines that I designed.
I think they turned out really cute.
Hope you like them too!
Here is the tutorial and free printable,
so you can make them too!

But first...
living with ThreeMoonBabies | drilling holes in gumballs
Here is a tip for poking holes in gum balls,
so you can string them to make jewelry...
or whatever.
Use a small drill bit!
Drill through one side,
then drill through the other side.
The drilling can be done by hand
with just the drill bit and not using the drill.
Another tip...
start with a very small drill bit and gradually
enlarge the hole by stepping up
the size of the drill bit.
This will help you drill through
the gum ball without cracking it.
Hope this information helps!

Here is the valentine tutorial:
(aren't they cute!)
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Get the PDF to print the bottom part of the valentine here.
You can print it on any color paper card stock that you wish.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Put gum balls in a bag, about 10 of them.
I used fold top sandwich bags for the gum balls,
but you can also use plastic wrap or other small clear baggies.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Tie the bag closed.
I tied the bag with yarn,
but any string would work.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Gather the end of the bag and tape to
the back of the printed portion of the valentine.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Trim the end of the bag,
so it looks nice and doesn't hang
past the end of the valentine.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Turn over...
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Hope that you like them!
** (p.s. You can use any candy in place of the gumballs.
they would look really cute with M&Ms too!)**

Blank Gumball Valentine (printable without message)


chris said...

These are so adorable! I wish my printer wasn't broken, they'd be perfect for preschool.

Marjorie said...

Thanks Chris!

Jessicca said...

I read your post! It very interested read about the Gumball Machine Valentines. I will bookmark your blog and have my children check up here often. I am quite sure they will learn lots of new stuff here.

Best Regards
Grease Gun

Jen said...

These are fantastic! I am making them for both of my kids classes as well as my own 3rd grade class of kids! Thanks so much for sharing!

Andrea B said...

Yay! I just found these on Pinterest, and they will work perfectly for my kindergartener, who is having her Gumball-themed 6th birthday party a week after Valentine's Day! PERFECT, thank you!!!

Marjorie said...

I'm so glad you guys like it! Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Also, I posted a blank version without the Valentine's message on my sidebar too. Thanks again for the sweet comments!

bgorden said...

THis is waaaaaaaaay cute! I would love for you to link up at my TGIF kid oriented Linky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
Beth =-)

Tiff said...

Doing this for Valentine's this year. Thanks for this cute idea!

Tami said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! Love them! FYI: At Target today I found a bag of pre-packaged gumballs - 24 cello bags with pink, red and white gumballs - for $2!!! They were in the Valentine candy section. Our school requires manufacture sealed individually wrapped packs of whatever so I was soooo happy to find these!!!

Lyssa Beth said...

My girls love this idea and we are making them right now! They can't wait until valentines day! lol thank you so much for sharing!

I'm Putting It Out There said...

We are making these for our Homeschool group V- Day party! These are so cute! Thank you and thank you Shelley for the tip. I will go by Target today!

Lindy said...

How do I download these to print...do I have to pay to download it??

Carmen said...

I just LOVE these!! Great tutorial as well, and free printables. Awesome! I've featured these on my "Journey of the Heart" post today. http://beyondthefringecrafts.blogspot.com/ Thanks for sharing such a great idea!!

Anonymous said...

I just came from Beyond the Fringe. I have downloaded the file but I can't find where it was put. I have never had to sign into anything like this before and had this problem.

Esther Asbury said...
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Esther Asbury said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I featured it in my Valentine Round up this past Wednesday...http://estherscardcreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentine-round-up.html
Thanks so much for sharing!

Ginny @ OrganizingHomelife.com said...

Thanks so much for the adorable idea! I featured it on my blog: http://www.organizinghomelife.com/archives/1998

Denise Kline said...

I can't download this :(

Christine said...

Thank you SO much for this adorable valentine!!! My daughter can not wait to get these started!!!

Amy K said...

These are adorable. Thanks for sharing the download.

Two Shades of Pink said...

Hey there my talented friend! Had these pinned forever, planned on doing another type of valentine fro the kiddos tomorrow, life happened and now I am scrambling to do something super cute but fast. I have gumballs and knew this was THE ONE! But I can't DL it on SCRIBD w/o paying and the keep and share is saying you have exceeded your bandwidth for the day! YIKES! Is there anyway you would be able to email this file to me? I know it's asking a lot but just adding the shews you tag is not as cute as YOURS. My email is twoshadesofpink@gmail.com. Just let me know!

Wanda said...

I love this but i cannot get it to download can someone please tell me how i can get it to work none of the links you posted will let me download it. I hope you can get it fixed i would love to do some for my grandkids.

Jennifer said...

I am LOVE this, and was hoping to use it, but cannot get it to download. If you wouldn't mind emailing me a copy, I would so appreciate it.

Thanks, Jennifer

Jennifer said...

I just got the gumballs and materials and went to print and it won't work. Can you email it to me?


Thanks!! It's precious!

Heather Peterson said...

Got this response with the new download link fyi, "This file can not be viewed or downloaded because the owner of this file, dalgarnhouse's 50 megabyte bandwidth for today has been exceeded. Please try again tomorrow OR encourage the owner of this file to upgrade."

Jennifer said...

I'm having the same problem downloading. I am not a scrib'd member. My email is jensgottarun@gmail.com and I would love a copy. My older daughter used this a few years ago, and I must have deleted it, and now my younger daughter is dying to use it too. Please email it. Thanks, Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Can someone send me the link too? Cannot get printable to open. Thx!

Anonymous said...

Oh...my email is sironside1@gmail.com thank u!

The Heki Family said...

We are making these for my 5 year old..ad o easyand fun

The Heki Family said...

We are making these for my 5 year old..ad o easyand fun

Unknown said...

I am going to make these for my second grade kids. I am thinking of making a back for them. I am worried that the gum balls are to heavy, and they pull away from the gum ball machine. Has anyone found this to be a problem?

Unknown said...

Love this! My kids have to write names on theirs so I printed off double of the bottom and we glued a blank copy to the back so they had a spot for the to/from. This was super cute. Thanks for the idea!

Howard Bunch said...

Love this idea, but the bag won't stay up. It keeps falling backwards even with the tape. Please help!

Marjorie said...

Yes, they are going to be floppy. The gumballs are heavy. They look best laying flat or when carried by the top/gumball part. Also, if you would like them to be more sturdy, I have heard people using another piece of card stock on the back.

Hope this helps.


Unknown said...

I wonder if you could cut about two inches from a plastic straw and stick it up into the bag with the gumballs around it and then tape the straw and bag to the back?

Nalu said...

Hi there!My daughter found these and would love to pass these out for her 2nd grade class. All the links send me to the Etsy store and state you're taking a break. If at all possible, could I please have a copy of the file? nalupenny@hotmail.com

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

These are super cute, but how do I get the cute message on them?

Sara said...

How do you get the print on them?

Sara said...

How do you get them with the text already printed on them?