Introduction: Gumball Machine!

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  • 5 hula-hoops
  • twine
  • small red bowl
  • balloons
  • red fabric
  • felt squares (red, black, gold, silver)
  • clear dry-cleaner bags/cellophane
  • clear tape

Step 1: Combine Hula-Hoops and Wrap With Twine

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Intersect two hula-hoops, and wrap both intersections with twine to secure. Repeat with two more hula-hoops. Combine both hula-hoop spheres to make one sphere with eight ribs. Secure with twine.

Step 2: Wrap Sphere With Dry-Cleaner Bags/Cellophane

Secure to hula-hoops with clear tape, making sure to leave arm holes/ventilation

Step 3: Attach Small Red Bowl

Using hot glue, place the small red bowl on top of the sphere, as the lid to the gumball machine

Step 4: Blow Up Balloons, and Place in Enclosed Sphere

Step 5: Sew Skirt

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Sew remaining hula-hoop into hem of skirt. Gather the waist.

Step 6: Make Slot of Gumball Machine With Felt Squares

Sew or hot glue to skirt

Step 7: Put on Costume, and Be the Life of the Party!

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Mysterious_Gal (author)2014-11-10


alannaerm (author)2014-11-09

aw, that's adorable!

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-11-09

aaaah that's amazing! I can definitely understand why you were the life of the party! Here's an instructable on how to use the editor in case you want to get rid of that extra step at the end:

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