These days, spring’s arrival is heralded by countless things… bluebonnets, more hours of sunlight, SXSW, the list is endless. But as a child there was really just one way to be sure that summer was on its way: the appearance of Peeps at every turn! They hold such a weighted place in my memory bank that I knew I wanted to incorporate them into a DIY this year, and disregarding the Easter episode of Unwrapped, I thought I’d get imaginative with the concept. Why not bring the sugar-coated marshmallow favorites to life by concealing them in dyed eggs, and letting kids ‘hatch‘ them out? I can’t imagine a better way to pay homage to this childhood classic than by passing the penchant on to younger generations, and this project is super simple. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions, and I’d love to know whether Peeps are a mainstay in your springtime memories as well!

  1. Use the end of a knife to hammer a hole into the bottom of a died jumbo egg. Drain out egg contents (yuck!) and rinse with soap.
  2. Once egg dries entirely, carefully pick away eggshell to make hole approximately 1 inch across.
  3. Carefully insert peep into the egg.
  4. Cut a circle out of tissue paper in a matching color, then brush Mod Podge on outside of the eggshell around the hole. Place tissue paper circle over hole, and brush down with Mod Podge to smooth and adhere. Display in egg holders (and if you’re wondering where we got out pretty pastel-colored holders, they’re just standard white ones that we spray painted!)

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Comments (14)
  1. 1
    Georgina April 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    This is one of the most wonderful Easter posts I’ve seen thus far! I always see wonderful projects on here that I wish to emulate 🙂

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. 2
    Mariana April 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    so cute. 🙂

  3. 3
    trina April 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Such a cute idea! And a fun way to use Peeps… I have to buy them every year. Always had them in my easter basket and now my kids do too.
    xo . trina

  4. 4
    Tolly April 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm


    (And, so is my Dad … he has a minor obsession with Peeps, and when I sent him this, he cracked up over the phone.)

  5. 5
    Cheryl March 28, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    This is such a great idea! Looks like I’ll be doing a little late night crafting tonight!! Thanks for the inspiration!!



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