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Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines

This has to be the cutest Valentine gift for kids!  What kid doesn’t LOVE bubblegum?

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Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines! {Tutorial} Cute Valentine's Gift Idea for kids!

My girls and I were thinking of the perfect DIY Valentine ideas.  A few things stumbled around in our heads, but we all liked the idea of using bubblegum.  Bubblegum is bright, bubbly and cheerful.  I thought that we should do something with the classic bubblegum machines like the ones I grew up with and this craft was born!  These Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines are sure to brighten up your Valentine’s Day!   We made a bunch of these and it didn’t take us very long and only requires minimal craft skills! Yay!

Here is another fun idea using bubblegum: Rainbow Bubblegum Necklaces!

Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentine’s are a super cute gift for Valentine’s Day!

Supplies you will need:

Multicolored Bubblegum balls (affiliate link)

2 1/2 inch Plastic Fill-able Ornament (affiliate link)

Red Paper Cups (affiliate link)

Metallic gray Scrapbook paper (affiliate link)

Pastel pink (or any color you want) Scrapbook Paper for the ribbon message  (affiliate link)

Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun

Bubblegum Machine Valentine 1

The base of the bubblegum machine was made from a small red paper cup.  I placed a band around the cup where I needed to cut it.  Then I traced around the band onto the cup to make a line to cut on.  Then I just cut it out.


The little ornaments that I bought from Hobby Lobby (not a Christmas item – they were found by the glass jars) have a ring on the top.  I punched a hole with my scissors in the bottom of the cup and placed the ornament (already filled with bubblegum)  inside.  I taped it on the inside to secure.  (If you will be passing these out I would go ahead and place some tape to the seams to to make sure they don’t fly open!)  Also, if you will be transporting these then you will want to hot glue them at the bottom instead of just tape to secure.  The kids should still be able to open it all up once they tear them apart of couse!

The last step is to cut out a little heart in a metallic gray and a ribbon shape out of pink and wrote “I Chews You!” on it!  SO fun!

The cutest Valentine ever!  It’s also gender-neutral!

Have a great Valentine’s Day!!

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