Create Adorable Peeps Houses This Easter!

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Fun kids' craft - putting together an Easter Peeps house using graham crackers

Looking for a fun, creative, and edible kids’ craft this Easter?

These homemade houses using Peeps marshmallows are such a fun activity to do with kids, or friends and family. The process is very similar to making gingerbread houses for Christmas, except we’re using cute Easter candy!

Fun kids' craft - DIY Peep House Supplies on the Counter

Only simple supplies are needed for this fun kids’ craft.

You’ll need some graham crackers, Easter candy like Peeps, sprinkles, and (most importantly) a thick icing to act as your “glue” when constructing your house. I used a Wilton tube of decorating icing, and that worked nicely. It needs to dry hard and thick to hold the houses together.

making shredded coconut grass in a baggie for peeps houses

Make some grass with shredded coconut!

This edible grass is completely optional, but it’s so easy and fun to make.

First, I added about a cup of shredded coconut to a plastic baggie. Then I mixed up a teaspoon of water with two drops of green food coloring. Just add the water/food coloring mixture to the baggie, shake up the contents, and the shredded coconut will take on a nice green color. You can then use this “grass” for your Peeps houses!

making a house with graham crackers

Under construction…

Make the base of your house first by using frosting to stick the three walls and base together, as shown above, and then let that dry/set for a few minutes. Then attach the pitched roof to the top. Finally, you can embellish your houses with coconut grass, Peeps, Easter candy, etc. So fun and easy to create!

Hip Tip: Make sure to use lightweight/small candy or sprinkles to decorate the roof, or it could cave in. I had that happen with heavier candy. LOL! 

using icing as glue to compile an Easter Peeps house

graham cracker houses with Easter Peeps and candy inside


DIY Easter Peep Houses

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Supplies Needed

  • graham crackers (about 3 full sized crackers per house)
  • thick cookie icing in white
  • sprinkles or small candies for embellishments
  • Peeps marshmallow candy
  • shredded coconut (dyed green)
  • Easter egg candy or jelly beans

Directions

1

Break apart 3 graham cracker sheets in half, so you have 6 square pieces.

2

Use icing to “glue” four pieces together to form the base of house. Lay one square cracker flat, and then glue three sides to base square. Let dry/set for a few minutes.

3

Use icing to make a pitched roof and attach to top of house.

4

Let house dry/set for a few more minutes. Place shredded coconut, Peeps, and jelly beans inside house to embellish. You can also use small candy or sprinkles to decorate the outside using additional icing.


finished kids' craft - Easter Peeps Houses as seasonal decor on a tray

Chillin’ with my Peeps!

Oh my goodness.. these turned out so CUTE. I love this as a fun Easter tabletop display on a tray as I’ve done in the photo above. It would be great to have this as a kids’ craft station at your family Easter gathering. They’ll love it!


See why these edible Easter baskets are too cute to eat!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 26

  1. mayd2bz

    Thank you, Lina for another creative idea! This is so cute! I feel bad if they got eaten 😉

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks so much! Funny you say that – as our dog got up on the counter and ate these 😳🙈 ha

      • Laurie

        LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!
        FYI
        You can buy royal icing in a container like glue. Easy for kiddos to use. You can get at Micheals and use coupons. Works great when doing any kind of food construction.

  2. plessfeil

    This is such a cute idea! My kids are going to love this!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh have fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Mrs BK

    Really cute idea!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much!

  4. babymair

    Thx Lina, great project for my 2 boys on Easter break. You have the best ideas. Keep up the good work and God bless.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks so much Babymair- love your sweet comments ❤️

  5. Sandy

    So cute! Showed these pics to my kids and they want to make them. Fun!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! Have so much fun Sandy!

  6. CC

    Such a cute idea!! Thanks!My sweet little boy will love making these with me and his daddy

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Have so much fun! Thanks for stopping by <3

  7. Cassie

    Peeps in the microwave is FUN. 😁

    • Jennifer

      Yes, and after Easter we always roast our leftover peeps over a campfire. They are so delicious, if you don’t burn them! They get a nice caramel flavor that resembles creme brûlée on the outside and gooey marshmallow centers. However, it does look kinda morbid when cute little chick or rabbit goes up in flames, lol.

      • NikkiLLM5

        I can’t wait to do this with the kids!

  8. Barbara

    Oh my word this is so cute! I’m thinking of making these with my preschool class… just wondering what kind of “glue” works best to hold everything together…

    Thank you for all you do! Love seeing all your clever ideas!!

  9. Iluvh2s

    Cute idea!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much!

  10. NV

    Thank you for posting!!! I think we are going to do this at work with our employees! We try to do something fun each holiday to break up the work day. I think they will get a kick out of it! Thanks so much!!!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s such a fun idea! I bet they will! Send us pics if you do! ❤️

  11. Janet B,

    I use a hot glue gun to built Gingerbread Houses for the children to decorate. They are not going to eat them anyway. Can’t wait hot glue these ahead of time for grandchildren to decorate.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s fun – thanks for sharing 👍

  12. MaaMaaBear

    This is such a great idea!!!! Perfect for Gingerbread Houses on the cheap too!! 👍🏻

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes exactly! Thanks for stopping by!

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