Peeps Shadow Box

Peeps are not just for chewing anymore. They have become pop culture icons of spring, even if they don’t rank high on the tasty list. They are colorful, cute, and packed with personality. Hello, craft project! After seeing a slideshow from The Washington Post recently of Peeps dioramas, I made my own simpler version to celebrate Easter. You can use any kind of small box as the foundation, and use up any excess craft supplies to use for accents.

To see the slide show, visit: http://tinyurl.com/2co752

Supplies:
Shadow box (any small box will do)
Marshmallow Peeps
Aleene’s® Spray Acrylic Sealer™
Scrapbook paper
Flowers
Crafty Chica® Chunky Glitters™
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®
Crafty Chica® Little Chica Paint Packs™ , brushes
Hot glue

Directions: Take the Peep outside and spray it with the varnish. Let dry and then flip it over and repeat. Let dry and repeat process one more time. Base coat the box in your desired color, and then coat with glitter. Let dry. Glue the scrapbook paper to the inside panel of the box. Decide how you want to stage your Peep. Mix paint to match the Peep’s skin color and coat over the dots for eyes so you can add your own. Glue all the pieces down. Add any other accents you’d like, such as a small bird on top, or dimensional squeeze paint on top.
Tip: You can personalize your box by making it to the theme of your favorite hobby!
If you are super proud of your Peep box, have a professional picture taken so you can make postcards.

 

Love & light,


3 Responses

  1. In your Marshmallow Peep Shadow Box I see you have some tiny marigolds. I have been looking for a source to use in my artwork.. I have been miserly hoarding the few I have left and need a source to get more. Do you have a source that I can tap. Thank you. The shadow box is awesome, finally a real use for the peeps!

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