Santa Bubblegum Christmas Countdown

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Santa Bubblegum Machine

I think a Christmas countdown is always a must for kids. Sometimes they have a hard time grasping the idea of time and this Santa Bubblegum Christmas Countdown is a fun idea to help them see how many days there are until Christmas and each child will get their very own. Continue reading below to see how easy this is to put together.

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It’s Day 3 and we are sharing DIY Christmas Countdown Calendar Ideas!


Santa Bubblegum Christmas Countdown Instructions


I don’t know of any child who doesn’t love a bubblegum machine whether it’s in a store or at home, so I went on the lookout for a Santa shaped bubblegum machine and I found them at Carnival Source for $3.85 each. They ship quickly and are easy to use.

supplies for a santa bubblegum christmas countdown

I purchased red and green gumballs here, but you can find gumballs anywhere. You will need 25 gumballs per machine.

Now, you will just need to print out the tags and attach them with ribbon.

Santa Bubblegum Tag

three Santa Bubblegum Countdowns

Now add the gumballs to the Santa gumball machine and instruct the kids to only take one gumball a day. They will soon see the gumballs getting fewer and fewer and closer to the big day.

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  1. I’ve never seen these little Santa bubblegum machines – how adorable!

  2. This is an absolutely adorable idea!

  3. Avatar Henry Larry says

    I love the concept of the Santa Bubblegum Christmas Countdown. It is a playful way to help children understand the passage of time and build excitement for the holiday.
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