Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kids Create: Easter Peep Houses

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We have waited an entire year to make these fun little Easter Peep Houses! Last year, after Easter had passed, we came upon Kasey Buick's blog and her idea for Peep houses, and fell madly in love with the idea. So thank you Kasey for the great inspiration you gave us to make our own Easter Peep Houses this year!


                   The Peep House above was made by loving nine year old boy hands.

What you will need to make your Peep houses are: Graham crackers. Peeps. Assorted candy. Spray can frosting. Easter grass {the type you can eat}. Sturdy paper plates or pre cut cardboard squares to build the houses on.



  We found this candy confetti at Target and thought it would nice used on the Peep houses.


   In case you have not seen candy Easter grass yet, this is what it looks like.


                                     These are the plates we used to build our houses on.
We built the houses ahead of time and let them dry over night. This is best if you are planning to do this project with young children so they can get started right away on decorating their houses and no waiting around!


Begin by breaking the graham crackers in half or smaller depending on how you plan to design the shape of the house.

Use you spray can frosting and start assembling the cracker pieces into a house.



   Set them out of the way of curious hands and possible breakage so they can dry over night.

Set your candy out in bowls so the children can see all of their choices and have a couple of pieces along the way too!

To apply the candy, either have children apply the frosting to the house first and than some candy, or apply frosting to the candy and than to the house. Which ever way works is fine.


   We love seeing a child's vision come alive through creative express like this.




                         And here we have a couple of the finished Peep houses.


                                                         Two lovable Peeps in one house!


                                         So many different colors and layers of candy.

                                 Here is a little birds eye view of the top of the house.

Oh dear, what have we here???!!!  One of the Peep houses got a little too much frosting and candy that it could not hold it all.


The good thing was, no upsets. Even through its collapse, it still looks pretty and perfectly fine to nibble on.


                               We didn't let a little accident stop us from having fun.


  We thought we would keep working and make some houses without roofs this time.






                                                   Just one big happy Peep family!

All in all, we had a lot of fun making our Easter Peep houses. We hope we have inspired you to set aside some time this Easter and give this a try! Be inspired, get creative!

Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us,
But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy,
Because of Your truth.    
Psalm 115:1  
                               
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11 comments:

  1. How fun! My little ones would have a ball doing this! Hopefully we can squeeze them in this week! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  2. This is such a cute idea! My daughter would get a kick out of this. Plus it keeps the littles busy on Easter. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  3. WOW...great idea. Thank you for sharing...I can't wait to try these with my grandkids.

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  4. Those are so fun and such a great activity for young ones. I love all the neat stuff Target had this year!

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  5. LOVE IT! Those look like so much fun to make!! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at my new linky party "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" at www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  6. These are so adorable - and it looks like the kids were having a blast! Thanks so much for sharing at Beautify It Monday - We hope you'll come back next week!

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  7. So cute! A really sweet project and yummy too :)

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  8. My Grandkids will be here this weekend and this is such a cute and easy project for them. Thanks for the idea.

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  9. This is so cute and fun for kids. I never have thought of this for an Easter craft. Thanks
    Tricia @ Seeking Eco Chic

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  10. What a cute idea, I wish I saw it earlier!! How fun! I'm going to Pin it for next year!
    Jo-Anna

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  11. Very fun! We do candy houses at Christmas every year but never thought to do them at Easter!

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