this craft was inspired by a little picture in the background of a pic on shauna's blog.
we made gumball machines.
i punched circle shapes out of construction paper while craig and i watched Mad Men the night before.
(that don draper is a real piece of work)
i borrowed the creative memories circle punch from a friend.
i am sure michaels or any craft store has circle punches.
and of course you could cut them out yourself....but this is way easier.
i traced around a plate onto white paper for the top of the machine.
the kids cut that out themselves.
i let them choose from my scrapbook paper for their background.
(quite a treat let me tell ya....i am really stingy with my personal craft supplies)
we made the coin part out of aluminum foil.
and then sean added black construction paper over that for the place where the gumball comes out.
have i ever told you that my grandpa gave me that gumball machine?
he did....when i was about 10.
i had it in my room until i moved out of my parents' house.
i left it there.
then three years ago my mom was getting ready for a garage sale (i think) and said "do you want this?"
and i broke down in tears.
i hadn't seen it for years and it made me miss my grandpa so much.
i am SO GLAD to still have it.
it is really special to me....and it still works.
but my kids just take the lid off the top instead of using money.
always has to add the extra details.....goofy guy.
has to copy her brother at all times......flying gumballs.
both talby and annie made two....because there were plenty of gumballs.
i love craft thursday.
and i really love that they ask for craft thursday.