Oh, spring. The world starts to wake up from its frozen slumber, and the stores are filled with the pastel sugary goodness known as Peeps. Here is a really easy, fun springtime project to do with the kids. I like this project specifically because it’s simple enough for a preschooler to participate in and quick enough that it doesn’t take over your day.
Everything you need can be found in the craft store or grocery store.
- Peeps bunnies in your color of choice
- Wilton candy melts to match the color of the Peeps
- Lollipop sticks
- Sweetened shredded coconut
- A drop of green food coloring
- (optional) a styrafoam block for holding your finished Peeps pops.
Put about 3/4 cup coconut in a sandwich bag with one drop of green food coloring. A little goes a loooooong way. Close bag and mix up with your hands until all coconut is green. Pour coconut into small bowl.
Melt candy melts in shallow microwave-safe bowl. You will want to melt these candy melts on low power in your microwave – it’s even better if your microwave has a ‘melt chocolate’ setting like mine does. It’s best to melt them until they are mostly melted, then stir and let the residual heat melt the remainder. Getting candy melts too hot will make them seize and burn and there’s no recovering from that. You can also melt these the old-fashioned way in a double boiler, but I’m too impatient for that.
Dip the bottom of the bunny Peep into the melted candy.
Dip the bottom of the bunny Peep into the green coconut.
Gently insert lollipop stick into the Peep.
Set aside to dry, either by laying flat on a sheet of wax paper, or by inserting into a styrafoam block.
That’s it! I promised this was a fast one. I hope your kids enjoyed this as much as mine did!