Candy Corn Gumball Machine

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by Amy Hartman, A.C. Moore, Manahawkin, NJ

Candy Corn Gumball Machine

The Candy Corn Gumball Machine is one of the most popular kids' project in A.C. Moore, but it is something that can be recreated throughout the year, filled with fun and colorful candy!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Clean ivy bowl with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
  • 2
    Turn saucer upside down. Use E6000 to glue knob to center. Let dry. Note: if doing this for a party group, glue items together ahead of time, even the ivy bowl to the clay pot so it’s ready for painting and decorating!). Paint saucer and knob Cotton Ball. Put aside.
  • 3
    Invert pot upside down. Paint entire pot white; it may take a few coats as clay is a porous surface. Let dry. The White paint will also make the other colors true and bright.
  • 4
    Once dry, paint strip of Canary, then Pumpkin Patch.
  • 5
    Glue ivy bowl to inverted pot with E6000.
  • 6
    Once dry, add squiggles with Black paint pen above and below the Canary stripe. See photo for guidance.
  • 7
    Add stickers to bottom rim of pot. Note: although stickers, a glue dot will ensure that the candy stickers will stay on!
  • 8
    Glue on strip of ribbon to the seam where glass and pot meet. Tie a separate bow and glue to ribbon. Option: add candy corn sticker to knot of bow.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 5 inch 104186525
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Saucer 3 inch 104186509
  • Anchor Hocking Company™ Ivy Bowl Crimp Top 104182789
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company 1-1/4 inch Wood Ball Knob 9 pc. 104139789
  • EKSuccess® Jolee’s Boutique® Stickers Candy Corn Repeats 104634391
  • E6000® MV Industrial Strength Craft Adhesive 7 oz. 104148182
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Canary 104770383
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cotton Ball 104770357
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Pumpkin Patch 104770377
  • DecoColor™ Paint Marker Black 104128268
  • Loew-Cornell® Sponge Brush 2 inch 104114531
  • Nicole™ Crafts Simply Halloween Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 10 yard Mix 2 104755499 (or Halloween Ribbon of Your Choice)
  • Glue Dots® Adhesives 1/2 inch 60 pc. 104142857  (Optional)