Monday, March 29, 2010

Peeptastic!

Sugar high, anyone???

Peeps are a traditional part of any Easter basket here where we live (probably because Just Born is a local company).  Their sugary marshmallowy gooeyness enjoyed by all (well not me since I am not a marshamellow fan).

My daughter, it seems, just likes to bite their ears or heads off.  Or pull their ears or heads off.  My grandfather was the first person to give her a Peep last year for Easter.  She chewed on it for awhile.  We have a picture with her little mouth covered in colored sugar. 

This year we used Peeps to do an art project.  I love edible art since my daughter occasionally without thinking, will put her fingers or the object she is holding into her mouth.

WARNING: Do not do this little project before lunch or dinner (or naptime). 


My daughter's little work of edible art.



The Peeps hanging out by the lake.

Ingredients (or Craft Supplies):
  • Pound cake
  • Icing
  • Decorative icing
  • Coconut (for grass)
  • Food coloring
  • Peeps
  • Whopper eggs
  • Orange jellybeans (for carrots with green decorative icing on top for the leaves)
  • Pretzel sticks and mini marshmallows (for mushrooms)
  • Swedish fish 
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Cotton candy (the yellow for the chicks nest and blue for the water)

You can also make little hats with cookies with a Hershey kiss on top or make licorice string bows for their ears.  Afterall, what would Easter be without some Easter bonnets? 

Get creative with your own Peep art!

Do you have any fun Easter traditions that you do with your little ones? If so, please share them!

13 comments:

parenting ad absurdum said...

Oh, edible art, great idea!!

Personally, I think peeps are vile, but the rest of my family loves them too...

Lourie said...

How fun! The only person besides hubby who might eat the peeps would be my son. He loves marshmallows. But then who says you have to eat the peeps. haha. Cute and fun project.

Rene W. said...

I love it - Peep Art :) Ha!

blueviolet said...

Oh is that ever cute!!! I don't like Peeps but that is darling!

We once made paper mache Easter eggs using balloon bases and then painted them really pretty. That was fun!

J. L. W. said...

I don't know what it is about them but I can't stand the sugary, gritty feeling in my mouth and I want to gag. I think they look adorable and oh so cute though.

Tracy said...

I don't eat peeps either (not a big marshmallow fan either) but edible art is always fun.

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Daisygirl said...

Now that is a great idea...I don't like peeps and neither does my daughter but she would love to make an art project out of them!

Happy Easter Week ;)

Mrs. Addison said...

Oh my goodness, that's cute! I love it!

J. L. W. said...

It's funny-I don't know anyone who really likes Peeps.

I can't believe it is almost Easter and April is only two days away!

J. L. W. said...

I should rephrase that-I don't know any adults that really do!

Stephanie Faris said...

How fun! You know, I tried peeps not long ago and they didn't taste at all as I remembered. Like eating pure sugar. The odd thing is, I remember how they tasted when I was a kid so I guess my tastebuds changed?

J. L. W. said...

Our local newspaper last year (I think it was) had a Peep contest where people did peep scenes around a theme but they weren't totally edible.

Pepper said...

So cute! Looks like lots of fun. Maybe we will get to do this next year! Adding this post to my super surfing sunday link list!

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