Candy Plinko

  • Advertise with us
Project by MasterSergeant posted 12-03-2014 08:17 PM 2377 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off credit to StevinMarin for great idea!!

I needed a Christmas gift for my Brothers and these fill be bill. Both are Grandpa’s, so what would make a great gift for a Grandfather….something to make their Grandchildren happy!! Making these started out as a good weekend project that grew into a full threes before I finished. I hope they like them!!!

I hand painted all the artwork with my untalented hands. I will consed they look pretty darn good.

I purchases 5 lbs of gumballs for the games, I hope that is enough ;-)

The gumballs actually make the “Plinko” sound as they hit the nails I have arranged in the field. In the process of making the balls I learned how to turn a sphere, BONUS! .....but after turning 5 or 6 I quickly realized I didn’t have enough time for all so I purchased the majority. I also turned the dowel used in picking up the gumball, that was pretty straight forward.

Thanks for looking and comments are always looked forward too!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

7 comments so far

View ChrisK's profile


2014 posts in 3280 days

#1 posted 12-03-2014 08:39 PM

Really nice, great idea on the gift part to.

-- Chris K

View doubleDD's profile


7878 posts in 2242 days

#2 posted 12-03-2014 08:40 PM

These are awesome. I’m sure they will love it. Great painting work. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View farmerdude's profile


652 posts in 2238 days

#3 posted 12-03-2014 10:03 PM

Nothing wrong with that paint job. The kids will love them for sure. Sounds like you had a great time building them also. I’d say this is an overall winner, great job!

-- Jeff in central Me.

View playingwithmywood's profile


432 posts in 1795 days

#4 posted 12-04-2014 04:48 AM

wow that is pretty amazing… I hope you send a copy of the photos to steve he needs to show them off in a mere mini

View Rick S...'s profile

Rick S...

10913 posts in 3231 days

#5 posted 12-05-2014 06:36 AM

Very Nice Projects Kelly and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

View majuvla's profile


13353 posts in 3066 days

#6 posted 12-05-2014 07:53 AM

Nice gift, great idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Roger's profile


20952 posts in 3002 days

#7 posted 12-06-2014 02:06 PM

What a cool idea and design. Gr8 for Christmas gifts for sure.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics