Make art night extra sweet with a fun, new art supply for your next canvas—M&Ms! Creating candy art with M&Ms is a great way to have your family engage with art, color, and creation with a new twist to get their creative juices going! Plus, it’s a great way to talk about creative problem-solving and resourcefulness (see more below).
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• Plain M&Ms. I bought the party size bag, but for a large family I’d swing for the 3-pound jar (get it from Amazon here).
I found it easiest to sort the M&Ms into colors ahead of time, but you can go straight from a bowl of mixed colors if you’d like.
Just be sure everyone’s hands are dry before touching the M&Ms to avoid colorful hands!
When creating art with just six colors, you have to be creative with your approach. How did your family members figure out how to adapt for missing colors when needed? How can that same approach help them problem-solve with available resources in other circumstances in their life now or in the future?
Why This Matters
This activity build
s creativity and problem-solving skills. It’s also a great way for “non-artists” to feel successful in creating a masterpiece, because you’re working with finite shapes that are easy to move around.
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