I’ve got an easy, kid-friendly, and road-tested spring candy craft for you to try: Peeps Garland.
Inspired by the candy crafting book, Peeps! Recipes and Crafts to Make With Your Favorite Marshmallow Treat, I gathered the few items necessary to create this colorful Easter decoration.
The Short-and-Sweet Supply List
1. Peeps Bunnies and Chicks in a variety of colors (I love the little row of Peeps above. Mr. yellow, far left, looks as though he’s warning Mr. Pink of an imminent stringing.)
2. Jelly Beans – I used Jelly Belly’s Kids Mix because the colors are so vibrant … plus, it contains Very Cherry and Berry Blue beans. String one bean, eat one. String two beans, eat six ….
3. Needle and waxed thread
4. Ribbon for bows at the two ends of the garland
- Thread your needle, double-knot the end of the string, and leave about 4 inches of excess thread.
- String Peeps and jelly beans in whatever order you like. (Note: I started with a jelly bean to hold the knot, and kept the number of jelly beans to a minimum because they do add quite a bit of weight to the string. Also, your needle and string will become sticky, so dab vegetable oil on a paper towel and coat the string as needed.)
- When you reach a desired garland length, cut and double knot the thread. Leave about 4 inches of extra thread.
- Attach a grosgrain bow to each end by tying your excess thread around each bow.
There’s lots to love about this edible garland. You can use it as a decoration for your mantel, table, chandelier, mirror, window, back of a parsons chair, or Easter tree … plus it’s a great craft for kids during spring break or on Easter Sunday.
String one Peep, eat one. String two Peeps, eat three …