Can You Catch the ‘M’? Fun With M&M’s!


Can You Catch the ‘M’? Fun With M&M’s!

Can You Catch the ‘M’? Fun With M&M’s! 268 201 admin

If it melts in your mouth and not your hand – what melts first?! the color or the M?!  And which color melts the fastest? But most of all – is it true you can catch the M before it melts away?

Finally, you can answer these questions once and for all with a tasty food activity for kids.

What you need:

  • Bowl
  • Water
  • M&Ms

What you do:

  1. Fill a small bowl about an inch deep with water.
  2. Place one of each color of M&M into the bowl.

Watch carefully as the colors begin to melt.  After a moment or two, the M should float off the surface of the M&M and rise to the surface of the water.

Can you catch an M on your finger?

Why it works:

The M is printed onto each M&M after the sugar based candy coating is dry.  The white letters on M&Ms (and Skittles too!) are printed with an edible ink that does not dissolve in water.  When the candy shell dissolves, the letter peels off and floats.