The gift that keeps on giving for someone who has everything. They'll adore it because it was handmade with love by you and your child. This card finds its way into display cases and on desks everywhere! Dispenses smiles and fond thoughts of you every time someone asks, "What IS that?"
Make one for someone special, or keep 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. Everything is precut for your convenience except for a few simple pieces which are easy for a kid to cut with school scissors. We also include some spare pieces.
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.
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.
Gave as a birthday present for 11 YO. She was able to put it together and it works great! Only wish is that the candy dispense would be a bit smaller. Would work great for gumball or jaw breakers, but dispenses alot of M&Ms and skittles! Its super cute and was a very fun surprise!
Lara, thank you for your kind review! We're so glad your daughter enjoyed the surprise and that it added some fun to her special day. The machine does dispense a lot of candy (which can be either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective!). Happy belated birthday to your daughter!
I bought three of the kits to make the candy dispensers. They arrived quickly. I put together the first one a few days ago. The directions were very complete. I was impressed with the mechanics of the candy dispenser and would highly recommend this to others! My son, who is going to school for mechanical engineering, thought it was pretty cool. I can't wait to share this with my students when we return to school!
Kathleen, thank you so much for your review. We're thrilled your family enjoyed it. It means a lot that your son liked it too, as Sebastian hopes to follow in his footsteps as a mechanical engineer!