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How to make a gumball machine

Make a Gumball Machine


Paint exterior of saucer and pot. Paint round wood ball and round wood dial in contrasting color. Set aside to dry.

Glue the round wooden ball to the top of the saucer to form a lid handle

Glue the flat wooden circle to the front of the pot to create a faux dial. Allow to dry.

Glue glass bowl to upside down pot. Use a generous amount of E6000 glue for this part and be sure to cover the outside rim of pot where it will contact glass.

Tie a bow around the base of the bowl. Lift lid to add/remove candy once dry. Enjoy!

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