Happy Friday! Well, it might not be Friday when you’re reading this, but we sure had a fun Friday afternoon assembling these Peeps Houses! Why? Because tomorrow is the first day of our spring break and we couldn’t be more excited! Time for some fun in the sun and Easter prep.
I can’t believe Easter is just around the corner. It seems like yesterday that we were decorating eggs. Well, we did move into our new house last March, so this year has flown by for us.
Likewise, it seems like Christmas was just yesterday (scary, right?). Something my kids look forward to most during the holidays is making gingerbread houses. It’s quite the tradition! Sometimes they make them at school too. So, that got me to thinking…
Instead of using the traditional graham crackers like you would for a basic gingerbread house, how could we change things up for a Peeps House? The answer? Vanilla wafers! The wafer sticks are so easy to stack and stick together, that this easy Easter project was a no-brainer (why hadn’t I thought of this before?).
We adorned the top of our Peeps Houses with jelly beans instead of gumdrops. We also decorated the front of the house with pastel sprinkles.
I’m not going to lie, I intended on using edible grass for the Peep to sit on, but I simply could not find it while shopping today. I do think it would be adorable, however, I am so happy with how the fake Easter grass turned out too!
More Adorable Easter Projects from Smart School House:
How to Make a Peeps House
Peeps HousesPrint Here
You Will Need
- Vanilla wafer cookies (18 wafers for 1 house)
- Vanilla CandiQuick or white candy melts
- Jelly beans
- Pastel Sprinkles
- Easter grass
- Candy eggs
- Microwave safe bowl
- Plastic sandwich baggie
Shop the Supplies Below:
- Break apart the vanilla wafers. We used a total of 18 wafers for the Peeps House shown. 4 on each side, 4 in the back, and 6 on top for the roof.
- Melt the CandiQuick or candy melts according to the instructions on the package (usually using a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals). We used CandiQuick (found in the baking isle) but any kind of candy melts will do.
- Put the melted candy into the corner of a sandwich baggie. This creates a homemade frosting bag for piping!
- Cut a tiny piece of the corner off of the plastic baggie.
- Pipe a little bit of melted candies along the edges of the vanilla wafers (as shown) to build up the sides and back of the Peeps House.
- Assemble the roof by adding melted candy to the top of the house, then leaning wafers together, and finally adding more melted candies on top.
- Add jelly beans on the top of the Peeps House
- Decorate the front of the house with pastel sprinkles.
- Place Easter grass inside and a Peep on top!
*Note: the melted candy will harden quickly, so be ready to assemble the houses quickly too!*