Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kid Friend Gift, or Neighbor Gift

These gifts are great for kids to give their friends, or to give as family gifts to neighbors that have kids. My kids LOVE gumball machine's, and ask for one every time we see them. I thought it would be fun to give them out for Christmas, so I started looking to see if there were any gumball poems about Christmas. I found an example and poem here.

This is what you will need. Everything can be found at the dollar store, except the tulle rolls, and candy cane paper, which I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

1) Gumball machine
2) Gumballs
3) 12" wired pine sprigs
4) Cream twine
5) Pompom ribbon
6) Jingle Bells
7) Tulle - blue and white

You can pretty much see from the photos what to do with the supplies :)

I have found a couple versions of this poem online, and altered it to fit what I was doing. I think most people give out 12 large gumballs, and do it with a 12 days of Christmas theme. I just did a basic gumball machine, and didn't count the gumballs.

Here is my poem:

Santa Claus chews bubble gum,
He chews it every day.

Did you know that Santa Claus
blows bubbles in his sleigh?

Only a few more days 'till Christmas,
I hope it get's here fast!

I'll have to plan carefully...
To make my bubble gum last!

One gumball each day is all that I
will chew. With every bubble I blow...
Santa, I'll think of you!

These were super easy to make, and kids have LOVED them!

I had to do a few in blue, as many of the Dollar Tree locations were out of the red. That's why I brought in blue tulle. I think each gift ended up costing less than $2.50.

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  1. Great idea, I bet the kids will all love them.

  2. thank you again for ours! i was thinking of having our gum ball machine filled again for the girls to find on Christmas Day... filled from Santa! thanks for letting us know where to get more gum :) Merry Christmas!

  3. Wow! What a wonderful, creative idea! I love your poem and the thought behind the gift. I'm a sucker for gumball machines. I have a few vintage ones on display in my home, filled with mini vintage toys. I can't believe Dollar Tree had those adorable mini ones! So glad I stopped by from the Saturday linky at Tatertots and Jello!

  4. These were super easy to make, and kids have LOVED them!

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