So we've had 5 bags of candy hearts sitting around since February, I guess sometimes you can have too much of a good thing and this ended up being just that. So I've been trying to come up with a craft to use up our leftover holiday sweets and as I was skimming through pins the other day I came across painting with M&M's, personally they're way to yummy and expensive to use as a craft in our home, since the main ingredient for the watercolor paint is food dye (I'm guessing here) though 5 bags of conversation heart would work just as well and we got them for only 25 cents a bag, sweet!
to make the paint:
You'll need to get a cup and add 1/3 cup warm-hot water (not boiling) and 30 candy hearts of just one color, then stir until mostly dissolved takes about 10 minutes until you can start painting (there'll probably still be some candy floating around).
I love this craft because it's perfectly edible so if you have small children who like to drink paint or eat paper no worries, I'm sure the paper would taste something like candy button and the paint probably close to kool-aid.
Some of the colors were a bit muted especially if you don't stir the paint the candy coloring tends to sink to the bottom of the cup, so we went and used sharpie markers to highlight our artwork. Overall the kids had a great time painting with candy!