Painting With M & M’s Chocolate Candy (Learn & Link)



When you think of Valentine’s Day what is one of the things you thing of? Love, hearts, candy?  What kind of candy? Chocolate? Exactly! Our local Science Museum had the Chocolate of Science last weekend. Our family had a blast.  It was all things chocolate through science, activities and art.  Would you have ever thought of allowing your kids to paint with M & M’s chocolate candy?  Sounds crazy right but it’s not!



Small bowls filled with water

Paint brushes 

M & M’s candy (plain with not peanuts, etc.)

 m & m paint collage a


In the small bowls of water add about 10 of one color. So if you want every color of each M & M candy then you will need bowls for each adding 10 of each color per bowl. Example – 10 orange in one bowl, 10 of green in one bowl and so on. Allow to sit in the water for a few minutes and then mix with the paint brush. The M & M water will turn into a water color paint consistency.  This will be the actual paint kids can paint with. 


When works of art are completed allow to dry and either store or display where there are no ants because remember this is chocolate paint! 


Have your kids painted with chocolate or any other unusual “paints” before?  If so link up your chocolate post below!


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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    NO WAY! What a cute idea that is. My kids would love to do that.

  2. I LOVE the science of chocolate. We saw something similar at the science museum where we used to live several years ago. How fun!

  3. This looks like fun! I’d have to eat some first! 😉

  4. what an interesting project. Though I am not sure I want to give up my M&M for art.

  5. What a fun idea! And, best of all, you can eat the M&Ms in between painting!

  6. That’s so creative! I will have to try this with my preschooler.

  7. Can I drink it when they are done playing? Cute idea and I bet it smells fantastic.

  8. What a cute idea! My kids would so get a kick out of that!

  9. How fun is that? My kids would so get a kick out of it.

  10. I bet that painting smells really good! lol…

  11. This is so fun!!!!! I want to try this on our next snow day! We love to paint with beet juice and mustard water!

  12. What a fun idea! My only issue would be I would want to eat all the M&Ms! x

  13. Would never have thought! My kind of science AND art! LOL

  14. Oh man.. that would smell so good using M&Ms to paint with. I would want to eat them not paint with them… but I guess I could control myself for the kids.

  15. This looks fun. Kids get to create their own Valentine Candy 🙂 Great Project

  16. What a project; painting with chocolate. I love M&M so it would be difficult for me to paint 😛 What about jolly rancher? I think those hard candies can likewise be used for painting.

  17. This is a creative idea. I would love to try it with my daughter

  18. This is so innovative and creative for me. I love the idea and I am sure the kids will get a kick out of it!

  19. This is really cool, I never would have thought to do this! Definitely store it away from ants, like you said, lol.

  20. That looks messy and fun! My kids would enjoy doing something like that. I never would have thought of painting M&M’s.

  21. You don’t have to worry about them eating the paint. Except for it looks gross. What a fun idea the kids would love it.

  22. This looks like a lot of fun! And you don’t have to worry about licking M&Ms off your fingers.

  23. Very cute idea! But we like to eat our M&Ms!

  24. One of my employees used to work at MOSI. She said the Chocolate weekend was always crazy busy but a lot of fun. I’ll have to go next year.

  25. Wow! I would have never thought of this, so cool that it works!

  26. Now this is a very fun and creative idea! I know some young ones who would LOVE this!

  27. Really fun project idea! Although, I think my kids would rather eat the M&M’s than paint with them.

  28. I would have never thought to paint with M&M’s. That is such an awesome idea.

  29. This looks like a lot of fun for little ones! My kids love to paint but we have never tried it with M&Ms!

  30. Funky idea but nut sure it will work for us; kids live M&M’s and I think they will just eat it 🙁

  31. This is such a cool idea, I would have never thought to try painting with M & M’s; this would be a lot of fun with the kids!

  32. Hmm to eat or to paint, that is the question. 🙂 My kids would love doing this, I already know, and it’s my first to hear of it, ever. #cool

  33. New ideas – this is looks (great photos) like a fun project – I would never have thought of – so many great ideas you share!

  34. I love art projects for valentine’s day with the kids. that way you can keep them forever

  35. Lisa Bristol says:

    I would not have thought of making M&M paint. It would be a fun activity to do with the kids.

  36. This is a really neat idea. I never thought about painting with candy.

  37. Very cute, but I am afraid we would eat too much of the “paint”! 😉

  38. This is such a cute project! I bet my kids would love it!

  39. Eating and painting, yummy. I bet the house would smell chocolatey!

  40. My kids haven’t ever painted with M & Ms but we may have to try it now. I’m stopping by from Weekly Wrap up.

  41. My kids would love to try painting with M&Ms. I’m just stopping by from Weekly Wrap Up.

  42. So creative! I work with teens at a public library & might have to try this with them. Thanks for joining the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week 🙂

  43. So fun! Thanks for joining the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week 🙂

  44. Fun way to use the dye from the m&ms. I can see it being a fun lesson for preschool/homeschool.

  45. The idea of painting with candy is exciting. I must incestigate this further.

  46. Debbie Denny says:

    This sounds like so much fun. I will have totry this next time the grandkids are down.

  47. This is such a cool idea! I can’t believe it paints so well. It looks just like water color!

  48. My niece should also work on this – super cool! I love the idea.

  49. As if chocolate couldn’t get any better! What a fun idea – my son would be all over this!

  50. What a great idea! My kids will love this. Thanks for sharing.

  51. This looks so fun! Apparently they melt in your mouth & on your paper! Can’t wait to try this with my kiddos! Thx for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot!

  52. This is a fun activity to do with the little ones, and I guess that it wouldn’t be a bad thing if they “sampled” the paint.

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