Ginger Snap Crafts: Mini Gumball Machine End of School Gift Idea with Free Printable {tutorial}

Mini Gumball Machine End of School Gift Idea with Free Printable {tutorial}

Hello! How are you? Wonderful, I hope! Our weekend was awesome, but it was a little too short! ha! ;) I am so ready for summer vacation, & it will be here before you know it! Yay! School is just about to wind down. We have a little over two weeks left, & I can’t wait to have my kiddos home! We really do have a blast every summer. Well, today I am excited to share an easy end of school gift idea with you made with some mini gumball machines! Aren’t they cute? I snagged these gumball machines up at Walmart at Easter. They were only a $1! If you don’t have gumball machines you could always use a mason jar & gumballs like I did {HERE}. I also have some free printables. So keep reading! ;)

Mini Gumball Machine End of School Gift Idea with free printables at #printable #giftidea

summer time friend gift idea and #printable

For this project you’ll need:
white cardstock

mini gumball machines
circle punch
mini hole punch

First you’ll need to save one of these printables to your computer. Just right click & save the image. Then open it up in a program like Word. Resize to the size you need. I have a 2 inch circle punch, so I sized mine to print a little smaller than that. I made one like the picture, & I have one you could use for a teacher gift.


Print it out onto white cardstock. Then you’ll just use your circle punch to make your tags, & a mini hole punch to make a hole in the top for hanging.

circle punch

mini hole puncher

Then you’ll use some twine to hang your tag on your gumball machine. I got this twine from We R Memory Keepers. Tip: If you use the code GINGER you can get 20% off. Sweet! ;)

twine #wermemorykeepers

Isn’t that just the sweetest gift ever? I just love it! :)

Have a ball this summer! #teachergiftideagift idea with mini gumball machinesschool gift idea #summer

Do your kiddos take end of the school year gifts to their friends? My 13 year old daughter does.
Actually, she takes something for all her friends for every holiday! It’s a good thing I’m crafty! ha!
;) If you have any end of the school year traditions that your kiddos do, I’d love to hear! :)

Mini Gumball Machine End of School Gift Idea with free printables at #printable #giftidea

PS Here’s my mason jar version!


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This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. Oh my word, these are so adorable! I did see some mini gumball machines on Amazon, but they were a little more expensive than what you got them for at Wal-Mart. Good snag!

  2. I think this is adorable! Thank you for sharing!


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