Games & Icebreakers, Sick And Twisted Games, Up-Front Games

Bubble Gum Sculpture


Materials: bubble gum and a towel or two

This can be played as an up-front game or, with smaller groups, everyone can play.

Divide your group into groups of 4 or 5. Ask for two very brave volunteers out of each group (don’t tell them what they’re volunteering for). Give them a plate or flat dish (we used cookie sheets). Give the rest of the groups the bubble gum, and tell them to chew as quickly as possible. Have them chew it only until it is soft, and then give it to the volunteers in their group, and start chewing the next piece. As the group is chewing, the volunteers need to be working on their sculpture. Set a time limit, say 10 minutes, and give them creative ideas of what to make- such as pizza, turtle, etc., but it has to be something difficult. When the gum chewers are through, have them step back and watch. Have someone judge the sculptures. We gave a prize (a Christian CD) to each of our winning volunteers since they were so brave!

Note: Instead of regular stick gum- such as Wrigley’s, I would suggest using larger gumdrops- such as Bazooka. {It’s much easier to work with!} Keep it cheap because you’ll want to buy enough!

Submitted by Rebecca Sapp aka Zgrrl

Also, see Blow Pop Challenge (Click Here) and Tootsie Roll Sculpture (Click Here).


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  1. kvisa
    December 4, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Fun Idea but i would do it as pictionary instead of just a art contest.

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