As a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community I was compensated & challenged to get crafty with M&Ms.
About two weeks ago I shared with you just how much “the boys” of the family love gaming. While they don’t jump to purchase every new game, they do totally love racing, so I purchased the new Forza 5 game that was recently released. Awesome graphics and racing, what gamer wouldn’t love to receive the new Forza 5 Motorsport as a gift?
The Forza 5 Motorsport game wasn’t the only thing I picked up. Since you can be rewarded with a $10 eGift card when you purchase a Forza 5 game and M&Ms, they were added to my list! You can see the full details of the Buy, Snap, Redeem promotion here.
Of course when most people think of M&Ms, they think of eating them but… I had a different plan! We were going to use them in a unique way for our gift wrapping! I love trying to think outside the box to get crafty so I decided we would use the M&Ms to paint with. What? Yep! We were going to use the M&Ms to create watercolors and then paint our gift wrapping.
It really was totally simple and to say the kids loved it was a complete understatement!
Unique Gift Wrapping: Watercolor M&M Painting
Sort the M&Ms by color and place 20-25 M&Ms of each color into glass containers.
Add a small amount of water, not completely covering the M&Ms as they will settle. After about 10 minutes, stir each color. Allow it to continue to sit another 10-15 minutes, stir again.
Addie and Austin both love to paint so Addie jumped at the chance to paint with M&Ms. Be sure to use a different brush in each jar so you will keep each color bright & vibrant.
Try to cover as much of the paper as possible and then allow to dry completely. I wrapped my package with the painted paper.
Then I cut coordinating pieces of ribbon that varied in widths and using a hot glue gun attached them to the package.
I made my bows by using 8 small circles. You can use a hand punch to keep them all uniform. (I actually used a circle cutter that I have for scrapbooking.) One circle is for the back of the flower to adhere each piece. Gently fold in two edges of each of the seven pieces to create the petals. Attach each petal using a small amount of glue.
Continue with all seven petals. If you wish you can glue each petal down or leave them open. Glue an M&M of your choice in the center.
Attach your flower to your ribbon on the package and you are all ready to gift your beautiful piece of art!
Can you see yourself painting with M&Ms?
And what can you do with all those leftover M&Ms after you paint? Pixel art! Through the 18th, make sure you get in on the fun with Pixal art creation on Instagram to possibly win an Xbox One, Forza 5 game and M&Ms. These are two of our creations we made for the contest.
Now is your turn…
Get creative with M&M’s® and win an Xbox One Gaming With M pack!
- Create your own pixel art using M&M’s (R) candies and snap an Instagram photo. Tag your image with #FueledByMM AND #Contest, and post the image on Instagram and Twitter.
- One creative pixel artist will win a new Xbox One Gaming With M pack, including the new Xbox One entertainment system, the Forza Motorsport 5 game, and a 14oz bag of M&Ms(R) candy.
- You can enter a maximum of 3 times per day. See full contest details here.
Contest runs Dec. 4th – Dec. 18th. Winner will be chosen at random.