Bubble Gum Day- Craft and Gift Ideas!

Happy Bubble Gum Day!  While chewing gum is fun in itself, this day actually has some meaning!  Bubble Gum Day offers schools a fun way to raise money. For a small donation to a charity, the kids get to chew gum! Bubble Gum Day is celebrated in schools, libraries, children’s museums, community groups, military bases and even senior centers!

In honor of the day, I found some great Bubble Gum crafts and gift ideas!

bubble gum crafts and gifts

Over 100,000 tons of bubble gum is chewed every year all around the world.  That is a whole lot of gum!  So it is just natural that folks lean towards colorful gumballs when creating fun crafts and gift ideas.  Come see what I found!

bubble gum crafts and gifts

Bubble Gum Machine Craft from Cooking for my Kids

The first bubble gum ever marketed was marketed in 1906 under the name ‘Blibber-Blubber’.  Blibber Blubber never really took off because it was deemed too sticky to sell.

By the 1940’s, a better version of bubble gum was invented.  It became a popular item in US soldiers rations kits during WWII.  The military personnel spread the popularity of chewing gum by trading it and giving it as gifts to people in Europe, Africa, Asia and around the world.

bubble gum crafts and gifts

Swimming with the Gumballs from Gauche Alchemy

Did you know? Cinnamon, spearmint and peppermint are the most popular flavors of chewing gum today.

bubble gum crafts and gifts

Bubble Gum Valentine and Printable from Smart School House

Fun Fact: In Africa, it was said that various tribes accepted large quantities of bubble gum in lieu of sheep and oxen as payment for a wife.

bubble gum crafts and gifts

Bubble Gum Wreath from Fit, Crafty, Stylish and Happy

Did you know? Singapore has tried to completely forbid gum, with heavy fines of over $6,000 for possession or use without a prescription.  Imagine getting fined for your pack of gum!

bubble gum crafts and gifts

Gumball Machine iPhone Case from The Curious Case LLC

The largest bubble ever blown was 23 inches in diameter. That’s nearly two feet wide!  The record was set July 19, 1994 by Susan Montgomery Williams of Fresno, CA.

Did your mother fuss at you for swallowing gum?

Contrary to popular belief, gum will not stay in your system for seven years. Swallowed gum won’t clog you up, but it will be with you for a few days. Gum base can’t be digested so it will pass through your system in one piece.

bubble gum crafts and gifts

Not Quite Bubble Gum from Scraps of my Mind

Ever get it stuck in your hair?

You can remove gum from your hair by rubbing the piece of gum with peanut butter.  You will totally smell like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but you will be gum free!

bubble gum crafts and gifts

Blowpop Martini Cocktail from Tablespoon

Ever heard of the “Chomp Title”?

Richard Walker holds the world record for the Chomp Title, by chewing 135 sticks of bubble gum for 8 hours at a stretch.  Makes my jaw sore just thinking about it!

bubble gum crafts and gifts

Girls Bubble Gum Necklace from Delightfully Noted

Going to a sad movie?

Chew some gum!  Chewing bubble gum is said to keep you from crying as it reduces stress and helps in concentration.

bubble gum crafts and gifts

Gumball Machine Necklace from Fatally Feminine

Celebrate the day with a bit of chewing gum fun and make a donation to your favorite charity!  Happy National Bubble Gum Day!

Want some more fun craft ideas?

Tin Can Crafts- 10 great ideas! READER FAVORITE
13 Fun and Unique Snowflake Crafts!
National Button Day- 10 great button crafts!
6 Valentines Crafts that you will fall in love with!

For lots of fun crafts and tutorials, visit my other website, Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom!

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1 comment… add one
  • Kimm at Reinvented February 11, 2017, 5:30 am

    I love those old gum dispensers! I’m going to have to straighten my Mom out on what happens when you swallow gum:)
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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