Shoe Box Vending Machine




This shoe box vending machine is perfect to store you snacks and candies. It also makes a very good display! It is very simple to make and doesn't take a lot of time. You can even decorate it. Good luck and have fun making it!


  1. A shoe box
  2. Some sort of flat plastic ( a clear bag would be fine)
  3. A sheet of cardboard
  4. Scissor
  5. Tape

Step 1: Get Your Shoe Box

Get your shoe box and cut a rectangle/square (whatever you choose) on it. The dimension depend on how big or small you like it to be. Then get your plastic and covered the part that you have cut out. Put it on the inside of the shoe box and tape it. (Optional: You can also cut a small square in the center and at the bottom of the shoe box to make it look like the opening where the snacks would come out. Just cut the square and tape it from the inside of the shoe box.)

Step 2: Cut Out the Level

Get your sheet of cardboard and cut it into two small ( you can choose to have more if you like) sheets that will fit in your shoe box. Then put it in the shoe box where you would like it to be. Then tape both ends of the sheet onto the inside of the shoe box to secure it. Tape both levels until they are secure.

Step 3: Add Snacks and Candies!

Now, just add snacks and candies onto the two levels. (Optional: You can also create your own "number key" pad on the top right of the shoe box to make it look more like the real one.) And you're done! Perfect storage for your snacks and candies! And good for display also.



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    5 Discussions

    haha perfect! i made it out of a dc shoe box but the bottom has pop so when you open the little door 1 can rolls out and on the top has chips and candy :D

    SisnabCody Shackelton

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I will. I like to make things simple and easy. Thank you for viewing. Sorry for the poor pictures quality. Got no camera, so I'm using my old ipod to take pictures.