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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Posted on March 29, 2013, in Blog Posts and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Thank you for raising my cultural literacy IQ. Had no idea peeple (sic) were so into Peeps.

  2. Reblogged this on Laura Alford @ Old Hwy Six West and commented:
    Here is a great blog by my friend Tracy. It will raise your cultural literacy IQ by at least 1/8 of a point.

  3. Your useless knowledge amazes me! Thanks for increasing mine!!

  4. How absolutely darling! Never heard of such a thing but it’s artsy and edible, too! Just kidding. I hate the overly sweet things, but they are cute and make for great dioramas.
    I’m not sure about Easter this year. My kids (19 and 14) are too old for Easter Bunny things but I’m still going to buy them a basket and fill it with chocolate candy. I can’t help myself.

  5. Funny. This went to my spam folder. I suspect it has something to do with your title of today’s post.

  6. This is so cool, Tracy. Of course, I don’t have a clue what a Peep is, but it looks like a soft marshmallowy type of candy? We’re spending Easter with the family. My youngest sister is coming home for the weekend and it’ll be great to see her again.

    Happy Easter weekend to everyone! 🙂

  7. I do love Peeps, but I haven’t had any this season. I must correct that!

    Love the dioramas. Creativity at its finest, if you ask me.

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