20 Creative Uses for Peeps Beyond the Easter Basket
Love them or hate them, Peeps are here to stay. And I mean stay. The apocalypse will happen before they will go bad. And if there's ever a nuclear meltdown, viola! You have roasted Peeps. Here are new ways to use the eternal Easter treats. (See also: 5 Affordable, Eco-Friendly Easter Ideas)
Hot-glue Peeps on a Styrofoam circle to make a Peeps wreath.
2. Table Centerpiece
Place chopsticks in the bottom of a dozen Peeps and arrange in a vase as a Peeps bouquet.
3. Outdoor Decor
Thread fishing line through the Peep heads, and hang on tree branches outside.
Make a mixed-media collage with Peeps.
Use Peeps instead of packing peanuts for fragile shipments.
6. Romantic Gesture
Spell out your loved one's name on a bed using Peeps instead of rose petals.
7. Improved S'mores
Make Peeps S'mores using a microwaved Peep, a melted Cadbury egg, and graham crackers. You may fall into a sugar coma, but when you wake up, you'll realize it was worth it.
String Peeps on fishing line, leaving space in-between, and hang it as a garland across your windows.
Take floral wire and make the shape of a wreath around your head using a couple layers of wire. Then tie Peeps onto it that have been threaded with fishing line. You can also use fake daisies in-between the peeps to make a daisy/Peep chain for your head.
10. House of Horrors
Make a Peep house of horrors. Using the ever-faithful fishing line, hang Peep heads, ears, and beaks around the house on Easter morning. This is especially fun for teens.
11. Peeped-Up Egg Hunt
Have a Peep hunt Easter morning. Instead of eggs, which can rot if you don't find them all, hide Peeps. They won't rot. You can find one behind the couch next November, and you'll still be able to have a sturdy nibble. (Some people prefer stale Peeps to the fresh ones.)
12. DIY Candy Necklace
Peep necklaces are a fun way to entertain your children on Easter morning. String them with fishing line, and carefully intersperse jellybeans in-between each Peep.
Glue-gun Peeps onto a Styrofoam ball. Place a dowel in the bottom and place it in a decorative bucket with sand, rocks, or foam in the bottom to hold it. You have a Peep topiary.
14. Photo Frame
Glue-gun a wooden frame with Peeps and decorative Easter grass. Place your favorite Easter picture inside, and enjoy the ambiance.
Use your Peep as a stamp. This one works best with the bunny-style Peep rather than the chick. Take your Peep and dip one side in your child's favorite washable, non-toxic paint. Then stamp away.
16. Peep Plate
Take your peeps and hot-glue-gun them to an inexpensive Easter platter that you can bring to parties. Just glue the edges so you have room to shove goodies on the plate...like more Peeps. A Peep platter, stuffed with Peeps. Never too much of a good thing.
17. Holiday Photos
Take pictures of Peeps in various locations around town. Then frame them for an Easter montage to be placed around your home once a year.
18. Peep Notebook
Take a Peep and glue-gun it to the cover of your favorite spring journal. You can also glue rows of them so they cover the whole notebook cover. This works best with the bunny ones rather than the chick ones. You can give it away or hoard it for yourself.
19. Peeps in a Jar
Fill a cute mason jar 1/4 full with spring-colored M&Ms. Then place the peeps around the inside, facing out. This works very well with the bunny ones.
20. Non-Lethal Warfare
Give them to the boys and encourage an outside Easter battle. Bonus: The carcasses are edible.
No spring is complete without your fill of these small, sugary confections. When you realize there are so many ways to fill your life with these treats, you may find yourself buying them in bulk to carry you through the year. Or you may just be waiting for the Peep season to pass. Either way, there's no escaping them.
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