18 Colorful Gumball Craft and Project Ideas”!

Gumballs: colorful, sugary, and they just feel like summer. With summer upon us, it’s a great time to throw our cares and dental hygiene away and enjoy some gumballs — and what better way to do it than with some amazing DIY ideas. Check out these great ideas, from parties to party favors, from wreaths to jewelry — and more! Check them all out after the break!

  • Gumball Party 1 of 18
    Looking for a fun and bright birthday party theme? This gumball party is cute and bright, and the circle theme is an easy idea to use in your decorations.
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  • Gumball Necklace 2 of 18
    This gumball necklace would make a great party favor/activity. It's also a great way to keep young hands occupied with or without a party!
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  • Gumball Cupcakes 3 of 18
    I'm always up for cupcakes, and cute ones are even better. Check out these great ideas -- and how-to instructions -- for gumball-themed cupcakes!
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  • Gumball Wreath 4 of 18
    This gumball wreath covers all the bases of awesome: texture, color, and easy to make. Tip: if you spray the finished wreath with some clear, matte spray paint, it will last a long time.
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  • DIY Gumball Machine 5 of 18
    And another GREAT party craft activity! You don't even have to have a gumball-themed party for this to be a great idea. Check out the site for the details, easy instructions and shopping list.
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  • Gumball Party Favors 6 of 18
    And, again, gumball-themed party or no, these favors are a cute, colorful memento. Check out the site for the details -- easy to make and very distinctive!
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  • Gumball Flowers 7 of 18
    These gumball flowers make a great kids craft, whether they're making them just for fun or for a thank-you to a teacher or neighbor. Just remember to buy plenty of supplies, since many will likely be taste-tested during construction.
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  • Gumball Garland 8 of 18
    This gumball garland is a bright and festive addition to any celebration. If you're planning to display it for any length of time -- and not actually chew the gumballs -- take the advice from the wreath mentioned earlier and spray some clear spray paint over the top to preserve it.
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  • Gumball Vase Filler 9 of 18
    Pebbles? River rocks? Those are so, well, dull. Go for a pop of color -- or colors -- with this great idea for filling the bottom of a vase for a flower arrangement. Check out the site, though, for tips.
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  • Gumball Machine Valentines 10 of 18
    Save this idea for next Valentine's Day: this is a cute, easy and fun idea for better-than-store-bought cards for your kids' friends!
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  • Gumball Birthday Card 11 of 18
    Oh, I love this card in so many ways. The typography is fun, the bright yellow sunburst pattern just says "happy," and who can argue with a rainbow of gumballs?
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  • Gumball Machine Costume 12 of 18
    Already planning for Halloween, or just thinking of making "casual Friday" a bit more fun? Check out this easy-to-make gumball machine costume!
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  • Gumball Machine Wall Craft 13 of 18
    It's really fun to work on a craft that's larger than life, and your little ones will love this supersized idea for a wall-sized gumball machine. Check out the how-to.
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  • Baby Chick Gumballs 14 of 18
    It doesn't have to be spring to make these super cute baby chicks out of gumballs. Supplies and directions are simple; you provide the nimble fingers.
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  • Rainbow Gumball Party Favors 15 of 18
    This idea stands out because it doesn't put the rainbow in one place: instead, it mixes monochromatic favors together in a rainbow of choices. Not only will party-goers love them, but they'll make a great conversation piece and decoration at the party, whether for young or old.
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  • Needle Felted Gumball Wreath 16 of 18
    They just LOOK like gumballs, but they're felted gumballs. DO NOT EAT. (Just echoing the things that come inside your new purses or shoeboxes -- I know you knew that.) Anyway, the gumball look and fun texture gives you an easy project that's totally customizable to your decor!
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  • Gumball Mosaic Party Art 17 of 18
    A mosaic out of gumballs? What a great idea! Echo your party's colors, shapes and theme with this giant party decoration. check out the link for complete details.
    Learn more at Martha Stewart Weddings
  • Fourth of July Gumball Favors 18 of 18
    Summer's coming, and for US Independence Day, these party favors are fun for kids of all ages -- and easy to make!
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