A gumball machine holding 100 paper gumballs would be such fun to make for the 100th Day of school. It is really simple to make! All you need are several sheets of construction paper, white copy paper, scissors and some glue
We started by cutting out the gumballs. Many gumballs could be cut out at the same time when we stack several pieces of colored paper on top of each other. That gave us the opportunity cut out four or five gumballs at a time.
We cut out our gumballs free hand. You could obviously trace circles on the sheet of paper and then cut out circles.
Young children will probably need the circles cut out for them. It may take too long for them to cut out the circles. It also might be hard for me to hold the stack of paper together while cutting.
Once you think you have 100 circles, you will to count them. We put our circles into groups of ten. Then we counted the groups to make sure we had ten groups.
The gumball machine’s dome was made by cutting out a large circle out of the copy paper. With the dome cut out, we glued 99 gumballs inside the circle.
We smeared glue all over the circle and ten randomly stuck the circles all over it. That way we didn’t have to glue down each and every circle.
When all the circles were in place, the dome was glued onto a piece of black paper. You could probably use any color of background paper.
A gumball base was cut out of green paper. Then a small slot was cut out of the base. They slot was to represent the place a gumball comes out of a machine. The base was then glued in place.
Gumball number 100 was glued into the slot. I wanted to make it look like a gumball had just fallen down after 100 days in school.
Here are a number of other 100 Days of School activities: