Making M&Ms Pixel Art + Win XBox One!

#shop #cbias

Raining M&Ms #FueledByMM#shop

Our family has turned into a gaming family. The kids eagerly await Saturdays when they’re allowed to fire up our game console or their handhelds. It’s become a Thanksgiving tradition to play dancing games after we’re stuffed with turkey (and ham on Christmas). This Thanksgiving, I had everyone try their hand at M&Ms pixel art (aka sprites) before we started our video game tradition. Make sure you keep reading to find out how making your own M&Ms pixel art can win you an Xbox One!

So many M&Ms #FueledByMM #shop

Look at all those yummy M&Ms. I let the kids each pick out a bag. There’s so many different colors available  now. Of course Sophia opted for the pack that had pink and purples. I can never resist the mini-M&Ms plus the smaller size is just asking to be turned into pixelated art!

So many M&Ms #FueledByMM #shop

It’s been a while since I looked at the M&Ms in the candy section. Look at all the different kinds of M&Ms my Wal-mart had! See those purple bags? Dark chocolate M&Ms. Those jumped right into my cart. Check out the entire line of M&Ms products-so many tasty ones.

Did you know when you buy the Forza 5 game and participating M&Ms you can receive a $10 Walmart eGift card? Here’s how to Buy, Snap, Redeem:

  • Buy Forza 5 game
  • Buy participating M&M’s products: M&Ms Peanut 42oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Milk 42oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Peanut Butter 38oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Pretzel 30oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Peanut 19.2oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Milk 19.2oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Peanut Butter 18.4oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Pretzel 15.4oz Large Laydown Bag.
  • Snap a photo of qualifying items on the receipt on your phone and text it to 811811. Include the code M&M with the picture of your receipt. Game and M&M’s must be purchased on the same receipt.
  • Redeem:  You will receive a text back with a reward code valid for a $10 eGift card to Walmart.

Easy, right? Now back to the pixel art.

What to make next M&Ms #FueledByMM #shop

The hardest decision after which bags of M&Ms to purchase was what to create with them. Jaxson and my friend Brandon are pondering what to create next. Or maybe Jaxson is trying to figure out which M&M he should eat next. Brandon was a collaborator on the Raining M&Ms one in the first photo. That’s supposed to an M&M Sophia under a shower of mini M&Ms.

M&M Pixel Art #FueledByMM #shop

This turned out to be the perfect after Thanksgiving dinner activity. We were still full of turkey so we didn’t have to roll ourselves away from the dinner table. Everyone really got into making their pixel art. My husband was rather prolific and made a bear, an elephant, even an alien (which Sophia ate parts of before I got a photo). Sophia claims she’s not into princesses anymore but then she created a pink dress (yay for new M&M color mixes!) and a tiara!

Eat the M&Ms Pixel Art #FueledByMM #shop

Have I inspired you to make your own M&Ms pixel art yet? If you’re on Instagram and Twitter, you can make your own M&Ms video game inspired sprite and enter to win an Xbox One gaming pack! Make sure to check out the Gaming is Better with M contest page for details on how to enter and official rules.

M&M_PixelArt_blog_Image 12.4.13

Here are the abbreviated requirements to get you started:

Get creative with M&M’s® and win an Xbox One gaming with M pack! Create your own Pixel Art using M&M’s® candies and snap an Instagram Photo. Tag your image with #FueledByM AND #Contest and post the image on Instagram and Twitter. One lucky Pixel Artist will win a new Xbox One and Gaming is better with M pack including the Forza 5 Motorsport game and a 14 oz bag of M&M’s®. Contest runs Dec. 4th – Dec. 18th and winner will be chosen at random.

I took a look at some of the entries and I’m impressed! They are amazing!  I think I better stop eating our M&Ms and get to work on making some video game inspired pixel art.

Do you have a favorite flavor of M&Ms? What would pixel art would you create?


  1. ClassySharelle December 6, 2013
  2. Janeane Davis December 8, 2013
  3. arelis cintron December 9, 2013
  4. Amy December 15, 2013
    • ThienKimL December 15, 2013
  5. Mira Aquí May 19, 2015