This one-of-a-kind kid-invented gem sparks joy in multiple ways:
- Build it for someone special, add a custom window sticker if you'd like, fill it up with their favorite candy, and give it to them. Then watch their eyes light up when they find it actually works and that YOU made it!
- Build it with your child for a fun and unique bonding experience.
- Give it in kit form to someone who loves puzzles and hands-on activities!
- Build it for yourself!
When will my order arrive?
Our kit price includes USPS First Class Package shipping.
Please allow up to five days processing time, plus shipping time.
All pieces needed to build one gumball machine keepsake, a blank window sticker, and a blank white sticker for you to write a special message on the back.
Are the pieces precut?
Everything is precut for your convenience except for a few simple pieces which are easy for a kid to cut with school scissors.
What's not included?
Ruler or straightedge, tape, tweezers, glue, glue stick (optional but handy), scissors, candy. Window stickers are sold separately.
What kinds of activities is this similar to?
Origami, building model planes, 3D jigsaw puzzles
What age group is this kit for?
Children ages 12+, or who are experienced at origami, can do this independently. Children ages 8+ can do it with adult supervision and assistance. (It’s similar to building a model plane.)
How long does it take to build an OctoGift?
Typically between 1.5 to 2 hours if you’ve never built one before.
What better reward than a functioning candy machine at the end of a project?! Santa delivered the Holiday Pack. It was a GREAT activity for parents and kids ages 8-12ish. Older kids could complete it on their own. My 12 year old was really proud of himself—I could tell by the held-back smile. My 8 year old was so excited for her turn and she LOVED it! We worked before bed, then the next day she got up early, got dressed, and got right to work to finish. She said, “This is WAY better than using the iPad!" We are so happy that Santa has a direct connection to OctoGifts ;-).
We are so glad to hear that your family enjoyed making these together! Hearing that your daughter got up early the next day to get back to her work (over Christmas break, even) is the icing on the cake. Thanks for making our day with this great story, Kristin, and for supporting Sebastian's shop!
I sent 2 candy dispenser kits to my parents, as a unique craft project that they could do together while they stayed at home during the pandemic. They had a lot of fun assembling and filling the dispensers with jellybeans, and they were amazed that the paper dispensers worked so perfectly. This is a great craft for any age!
Karen, thank you for taking the time to share this sweet review. We're delighted that your parents had fun building the kits! Sounds like they are still kids at heart.
I ordered 25 DIY Gumball Machine cards for my 19 graduating students and their 6 teachers. The cards were a HUGE hit! They arrived quickly with all of the instructions and customized stickers that I was able to personalize for each card. Combined with custom m&ms (in school colors), everyone LOVED the cards, especially since they were able to construct them themselves. This gift is now a new tradition as part of our graduation gift bags. I highly recommend them. Thank you so much, Sebastian and Melanie!
Putting your order together was a labor of love, Tara. We could picture the recipients smiling on the other end! It made our hearts happy to help you celebrate the graduates in such a special and personal way. Thank you for your sweet review and for supporting Sebastian's business!
Such an awesome gift!
Carrie, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're delighted to hear that the gift was a hit!
The candy dispenser arrived as promised . It was just as cute as the picture . I put a mixture of M&M and Skittles inside just to add a moment of surprise to my family’s palate . My 3 boys and my husband couldn’t tell the difference until they bite Into them and get a pleasant surprise . I see theme fill up the dispenser often as they can’t get enough of the candies and have more fun when the candies come out from the cute octogifts candy dispenser . I strongly recommend this as a gift to everyone of all ages .
Thank you for your sweet review! It makes our day that your husband and children still refill the dispenser months later.