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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Peep Inspired Crafts

We all know those marshmallow Peep candies--bunnies or chicks--right? I loved them as a child. I bought some bunnies for Hazel, but haven't given her any. Do they have these in other countries? Anyway, I've been seeing many Peep inspired crafts lately. Some were shared on Sharing Saturday and others I saw on Pinterest.

First I will feature two of the crafts from Sharing Saturday.

From Toys In The Dryer: Bunny Bunting Banner:

And from Tippytoe Crafts: Easter Chicks
 Ok, this one I actually saw before it was shared at this week's Sharing Saturday and used it as inspiration. It also reminded me of a book we have been reading lately. It may also be the name of Betsy's blog that made me think of this connection. Anyway, the book is Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! by George Shannon.
It is a very cute book about a hen and her three chicks. They go every day to the garden for treats until one day a dog is there blocking their way. The biggest chick decides to take care of the dog, but the dog scares him. The middle chick then tries and gets scared. They are all ready to give up when the little chick says he wants a chance. The hen gets upset since he is too small, but he calls back he can run. He runs the dog around a tree so the dog's rope is all caught up. Then they can get their treats. They run of course on their tippy-toes. So here is a great craft to go along with this book.

I used the pattern Betsy shared on Tippytoe Crafts. It comes from Easter Couloring. I cut several of these patterns from cardstock. I had Hazel use her dot markers to color them in. Then we cut out a beak and feet for them from orange construction paper and glued them on and glued on a googly eye. Hazel also glued on some feathers for the tail.


These chicks would also work for an Easter book we have been enjoying. The Easter Egg Farm by Mary Jane Auch. One of the hens on this farm is having trouble laying eggs. The other hens tease her and she turns her back and concentrates very hard. Low and behold she lays an egg, but it isn't an ordinary egg. The other hens tease her some more. Every egg she lays has weird designs. She moves outside and the owner sees the egg she lays before she can hide it. It looks like the sky. The owner figures out after two days that her eggs look like whatever she is looking at. She brings her into the house and takes her on road trips for inspiration. A lady comes by to buy some of the eggs for the egg hunt. She wants one for every child in town. Of course when she comes to pick them up some of the eggs (which have been sitting on the window sills) begin to hatch and out come very colorful chicks. They grow up to look like their egg designs and also lay extraordinary eggs. Needless to say these colorful chicks could definitely represent her chicks.

Then for the bunnies I used the pattern I found on Dandelions and Lace. Again I cut several from cardstock (oh, and I also cut the complete pattern from pink fleece and blue wool felt). I'll share that picture as well. I gave these to Hazel to use the dot markers on as well. We used pom poms and googly eyes to make front facing bunnies and cotton balls for tails for back facing bunnies.

Then I did some sewing and made these using the same pattern for the bunny. First I cut one out of some pink softie fleece. I sewed this one on the serger. I added the eyes and mouth after I stuffed it.

I also cut one out of 100% wool felt and used wool stuffing. This one I hand sewed with thread. I also did some French knots for the eyes and mouth. (I need to practice my French knots a bit.) I also added a tail with a small bit of the stuffing.
Don't they just make you want to go eat some Peeps! Hope you are having a great day!!


20 comments:

  1. I love your little peep bunnies! I had some fun with peeps today myself :)

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  2. Thanks for featuring my craft! I love that you added feathers to your chicks. Very cute! And those bunnies are adorable!!
    Now I need to head to the library to look for that Tippy-Toe Chick book!

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  3. Aww, they all turned out so cute! So glad you could use my pattern! I especially love the ones cut out of paper and colored in. So sweet! :)

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    1. Thank you for the inspiration and for the pattern!!

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  4. Very cute felt Peep doll. We love peeps here as well, now I need to get to the store and pick some up, I just love all the colors they come in now. Looks like a lot of fun crafting! :)

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    1. Thanks, April!! Apparently I'm the only one in my house that likes them. Hazel keeps taking a bite but then says she doesn't like them.

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  5. Cute, cute, cute!! Sharing on FB:)

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  6. How cute are Peeps! We don't have them here, but they look great. I love your crafts :-)

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    1. We will have to send you some in our next package. They come in all sorts of colors and bunnies and chicks.

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  7. These are so cute! Makes me want to sew!

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  8. I love the connections you have made with the books. Hope you're okay with me sharing this on Pinterest?

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  9. Who doesn't love peeps??!! I particularly love that fleece bunny! Nice job!

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  10. Peeps are the greatest! What fun projects!

    - fork

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  11. Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

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  12. So cute! I love that you tie everything to a story. Your daughter is going to make so many amazing connections with literature. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  13. We don't have peeps in Australia...but you have certainly written a lovely easter post! I particularly love your fleece and felt bunnies...you have inspired me to give them a go for my twins for a little easter present!!
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Kid's Co-Op!

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  14. What fun ideas! I love your little felt peeps too! Thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday!!

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  15. So many fun ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I love all your Easter crafts! They are great!

    You were the most viewed link last week! Check it out tomorrow and be sure to grab a button :)

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