We’ll say it first: Peeps are Twinkies of the Easter world. But the neverending shelf life—and admittedly guilty-pleasure deliciousness—make for amazing projects. Have you ever tasted a pillowy soft Peep S’mores? Or made edible Peep play dough? Scroll down to see all the fantastically sweet projects perfect for the rows of little birdies left behind when the chocolate bunny’s been devoured and the green plastic grass has been thrown out.
photo: Eclectic Recipes
1. Peep S’mores
You won’t need to restock the pantry with marshmallows after Easter. Making brighly colored S’mores with Peeps is much easier than you think and the sugary crunch adds a little something special. Check out the quick how-to from Eclectic Recipes.
photo: Still Playing School
2. Edible Peep Play-dough
Now you can squish these Peeps to your heart’s content without the sticky aftermath. Still Playing School’s fabulously fun recipe repurposes those Peeps into safe edible play dough for mouthy tots.
photo: Lemon Lime Adventures
3. Science Experiment Peeps
What happens when you microwave a Peep? This experiment is perfect for inquisitive scientists who love to collect data down to the last decimal. Check out the procedure over at Lemon Lime Adventures.
photo: Tried and True
4. Peep Wreath
You’ve been through every Peep project and you still have more left over (that’s the nature of Peeps). Use what you have left to make the most vibrant wreath anyone has ever seen. Head over to craft blog Tried and True for the instructions.
photo: wiredforlego via flickr
5. Peep Diorama
Even the shyest plebeian in your home will love to take apart of this Peep production. Use peeps to recreate a scene from their favorite movie or a new story of their own! Want more ideas? Scoot over to Wired for LEGO.
photo: Tippy Toe Crafts
6. Peep Painting
You’ve painted with apples, potatoes, carrots… so why not Peeps? Bunny Peeps make the perfect print, while birdie peeps act as a good brush to blend colors all around. See what kind of simple creations kids made over at Tippy Toe Crafts.
photo: wiredforlego via flickr
7. Minute to Win It: Peep Version
Create your own homemade minute to win it game! Inspired by family fun blog, Not Consumed, see how high you can stack your Peeps in an allotted amount of time. Winner wins all the Peeps!
photo: Sometimes Sweet
8. Peep Hot Chocolate
Don’t let the bright colors make you forget Peeps are really just cute marshmallows, and what better way enjoy the fluffy goodness than adding to a mug of hot chocolate? Thank you lifestyle blog Sometimes Sweet for this great idea!
photo: Ramblings from Utopia
9. Colorful Rice Krispies
Rice krispies are one of the easiest treats out there, but we never thought to use peeps instead of marshmallows until coming across DIY blog Ramblings from Utopia. We love how these don’t have any artificial flavorings but still have that playful Peep coloring. Learn how to create this celebratory snack here.
What are your ways to reuse your Peeps? Share them with us in the Comments below!
— Christal Yuen