Daily Archives: March 29, 2013

Peep Show

It’s Easter weekend, although it doesn’t feel like it here in Atlanta.  Too cold.  But the Easter Bunny will come regardless of the weather and that means chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and Peeps.

Okay, so I don’t actually eat the Peeps.  Too sweet.  Besides, I’m not a big fan of sticky marshmallows.  But Peeps aren’t just for eating.  They’re for creating.

What’s that you say?  You haven’t seen any Peep artwork??  Well, you’ve been missing out because these little cavity seeds have a greater use.  Check it out.peep mobile 1

Pope mobile2Every year, the Washington Post runs a diorama contest where readers submit their best Peep Artwork.  My friend Julie and her daughter Katie turned me on to this a few years back when they submitted their creation:  The Peep Mobile.  Isn’t it cool?

The contest has taken off since then as you can see by this year’s contestants.  But Julie and Katie were ahead of their time because several of the 2013 entries featured the Pope, including this year’s winner and my personal favorite:  Peeps Mourn Their Peeps, Twinkie Rest In Peeps.death of twinkieFunny, huh?  Not to mention wildly creative.  Congress wasn’t spared either. Nor where some of this year’s best movies.  Jump on over to http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/peeps and look at all the entries.  You’ll be amazed!

So, what are you doing with your Peeps this spring?  Don’t say eating them!

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