It seems that most people I know either absolutely love Peeps candy
or vehemently hate them. No matter which of these categories you fall into, I hope you will enjoy making one or more of these peeps crafts and recipes.
If you want your Peeps candy to remain edible, you can learn how yo make your own Peep-style candies, how to enhance the flavor of your Peeps by dipping them in chocolate, or transform them into a sweeter treat by making Peep pops. If you don't care to eat them, you can create a print picture using peeps dipped in paint, use several Peeps to fashion a colorful wreath, or pair them with a styrofoam ball and a few other supplies to make an amazing topiary decoration.
I hope you enjoy all of these crafts and recipes. If you have a fun Peep craft or recipe, take a few moments to share it and get it published here. You can be one of the first to know when new craft projects are posted if you take a few moments to sign up for the Family Crafts Newsletter and you can also chat about crafts with others in the Family Crafts Forum.
A visitor nicknamed 'bpendlhudson' explains how she made a great gift using bunny shaped Peeps along with jelly beans. She includes a poem to print out and give along with the candy that she calls The Jelly Bean Prayer. It explains how specific colors of jelly beans can have special meanings.
This is a fun gift idea to make and give to someone who hates Peeps or someone who loves Peeps candy.
You can use these craft directions to decorate a plain candle using colorful Peeps candies and a hot glue gun. I made mine into a simple design but you can get as elaborate as you like.
Go grab a large piece of paper, some acrylic paints, and some Peeps candy and then follow these directions to make a cool print picture. You can make an abstract picture or make a fun bunny scene by adding details using a paint brush or markers.
Okay, so these printables aren't made using Peeps candy, but they do feature fun pictures of Peep candy so I just had to include a link for you to check them out!
Elizabeth LaBau, the About.com Guide to Candy
, explains how you can make your Peeps candy even sweeter (if you dare!) by dipping them into melted chocolate.
If you think Elizabeth LaBau's directions for making chocolate-dipped Peeps are just too easy, follow this recipe she shares for making your own Peeps like candy.
Anne Marie Helmenstine
Anne Marie Helmenstine, the About.com Guide to Chemistry
, encourages you to experiment with your Peeps candy by using them to makes some tasty s'mores in your microwave. What the Peep through the window. What does it do?
I love this simple Peeps wreath. Erika Martin, from Living the Creative Life
, made this lovely wreath and was nice enough to share directions so you can make one too. All you need is some Peeps candy, an embroidery hoop, some ribbon, and a hot glue gun and glue sticks.
Kasey Buick, from One Girl Talks
, explains how you can make cute little houses for your Peeps candies. Follow her directions and you can construct a tiny Peeps house using graham crackers, frosting, and even edible Easter grass! Her Peeps houses are similar to my miniature gingerbread houses
, but the inhabitants of her houses are way cuter!
Start off by visiting Michelle Clausen's blog, called Sugar Swings
, to learn how she has used cakes pops
as inspiration to make Peep pops.
This amazing Peeps topiary, which can be found on The Hungry Mouse
site, was created by Jessie Cross. Follow her directions and learn how you can make this fun Easter decoration using Peep Chicks, a clay pot, a styrofoam ball, some jelly beans, and a few other supplies.