6 Fun Things to Do With Peeps!

Whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit -- Peeps are pretty darn cute. And even though they’re essentially just sugar and marshmallow, we admit to eating a few (or few hundred) in our lifetime. But did you know you can do more with these treats? And no, we’re not just talking about food…

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Totally Cute Tote Bag

Need to whip up some goodie bags on the cheap? (No pun intended.) Use Peeps as stamps. Just don’t eat them afterward.

Tip: If you want to expand your choice of paint colors, you can make acrylic paint suitable for printing on fabrics by mixing it with fabric paint medium -- about 1 part fabric medium to 2 parts paint.

You will need:

Pencil and paper

Peeps, any color or shape

Cotton tote bag, prewashed and ironed

1 piece cardboard, small enough to fit inside the tote but large enough to cover your entire design

Fabric paint, any and as many colors as you’d like

Shallow dish(es) or bowl(s)

Small paintbrush

Directions:

1. Using the pencil and paper, make a sketch ahead of time to plan your print design.

2. Separate the Peeps carefully to preserve their shape and choose the ones with the most distinct outlines to use for making prints.

3. Place the tote bag on a flat surface and slide the cardboard inside to keep the paint from soaking through.

4. Pour the fabric paint into a shallow dish, or dishes if using multiple colors.

5. Dip the front side of one of your Peeps in paint and coat. Make a few test prints ahead of time, so you can get a feel for how thickly you should coat the Peeps with the paint. To print on the fabric, place Peeps, paint side down, onto the tote and press gently. Lift off carefully. Touch up the print with the paintbrush, if necessary, and add eyes and noses using black paint.

6. Repeat the process as desired. The Peeps should each make several prints.

7. Let the tote dry for 24 hours before using.

Makes 1 tote