Create Adorable Peeps Houses This Easter!
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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!
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.
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!
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!
DIY Easter Peep HousesPrint
- 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
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!