Coffee Pod Gumball Machine

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

Although this gum ball machine isn't filled with real candy, it's mini, so it's way cuter!


  • Acrylic Paint Jars Primary
  • Rainbow Poms Assorted Sizes, 100 pieces
  • Coffee Pod
  • Mini Glass Light Bulb Jar
  • Craft Knife ***May Require Adult Assistance
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Black Marker


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Paint a coffee pod red.

Step 3.

Unscrew the bottom of the light bulb jar.

Step 4.

Trace the bottom of the light bulb jar on top of the coffee pod.

Step 5.

Cut out the traced circle with a craft knife (may require adult assistance).

Step 6.

Fill jar with small poms.

Step 7.

Place jar in hole and then screw bottom of light bulb jar back on to secure in place.

Step 8.

Draw an exit hole and “25 cents”.