Turn, twist, and pop! These retro-inspired packages dispense colorful candy just like the classic machine from your childhood.

mini gum ball machine party favor

This idea comes from our contributor Anusha Rajeswaran. Kids and adults will love this adorable gumball machine... in handheld size! A few basic supplies are all you need to make this family-friendly craft.

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

mini gum ball machine party favor materials
Step 1

Measure and cut a 1/2-by-5-inch strip of paper; shape into a circle and tape the ends together.

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Step 2

With a hot glue gun, attach paper strip to a dome lid.

Step 3

From the same red paper, trace a circle of the same size, cut out, and hot glue it to create a topper.

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Step 4

Turn the lid upside down and fill it with gumballs.

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Step 5

Add another dome lid on top and tape the lids together, sealing it as a globe. 

mini gum ball machine party favor how to
Step 6

Turn the dome lids with the top facing up and hot glue it to the bottom of the paper cup.

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Step 7

Optional: Glue a bead to front of the ice cream cup as the decorative "knob." 

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