Power to the Peeps!
So many peeps, so little time! Marshmallow Peeps are everywhere in the days and weeks running up to Easter. What to do with them all? Well, eat them, of course. That’s always an option. But there are whimsically creative things you can do with Peeps, too, as well as make cute crafty stuff inspired by them. Here are a dozen ideas (some edible, some not) for fun things to do with Peeps!
Let everyone who comes to your door and everyone who hops by know that you’re a Peeps fan! Check out 3 Little Greenwoods for instructions to make this Peeps Door Decor using foam core, spray paint and washi tape. Then greet your peeps!
Make a grand Peepy statement with Peeps Topiaries! Fun Family Crafts provides equal opportunity for fans of the original chick Peeps and fans of the upstart bunny Peeps. These are made with styrofoam and a glue gun. For an edible version, try covering the styrofoam with parchment or plastic wrap and substituting frosting for the glue.
For calorie-free Peeps, make Peeps Plushies! Fleece is easy to work with, and Dandelions and Lace gives you all the instructions you need. I like the thickness of these dolls – they look like real Peeps!
Hoosier Homemade wants you to take your sweet tooth on an adventure with Peeps Fondue! You’ll want melted chocolate, of course, and an assortment of toppings. No plain Peeps!
Wreaths are popular decor all year, and this Peeps Bunny Wreath from Living the Creative Life is perfect for the Easter season. It’s super-easy to make, and many of the components are available at your local dollar store!
For Easter, of course, but how cute would this Peeps Bunny Bunting be at a baby shower? You can use any color felt for the bunny bodies. Made Every Day shows you how to sew these little figures, paint their faces and string them on ribbon.
Make It Easy Crafts Easy Polymer Clay Peeps Earrings are a cute, calorie-free way to join the Peeps peeps. Polymer clay is an easy medium to work with, and there are many colors to choose from!
The Peeps Bouquet from The Impatient Crafter is an edible centerpiece with bonus frosting and sprinkles on the back of each bunny. Arrange the “flowers” in a food-safe pot of jelly beans – then you have even more sweet treats!
What to do when you have leftover paint sample chips? The Vintage Umbrella has designed a Paint Chip Peeps Garland to decorate your home with spring colors. No calories or cavities here!
Bunny Peeps are darn cute, but the original chicks are classic Easter candy. A Peep Chicks Wreath celebrates them in all their glory! This wreath design from Tried and True is packed with Peeps – so you’ll want to buy extra!
Artificial flowers in spring colors become an Easter bouquet when crafted into this Peeps Centerpiece from Two Sisters Crafting! While the Peeps look through the glass, they are surrounded by M&M candies. Wrap the stems to make them food-safe and have yummy fun when the holiday is done.
If birdhouses attract winged creatures in your yard, will graham cracker houses attract Peeps inside your house? If you give your Peeps shelter with handmade (and edible!) Peeps Houses, they will. Yesterfood suggests using good quality graham crackers – they are sturdier than bargain crackers.
Check out all of our DIY Easter projects on Create Whimsy!