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
- Decorative icing
- Coconut (for grass)
- Food coloring
- 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!