Easter is right around the corner, which for me, is a great excuse to break into our craft closet and DIY some amazing decorations with Zelda. I’m breaking down all our recent Easter-inspired craft projects in a few different posts, so keep an eye out for those, but today is all about our super easy and cute Peep pops DIY centerpieces!
Whether you’re looking for something for the kids to do to get them in the Easter spirit or maybe you’re hosting Easter and you need an activity for all the kids in your family to do while they await the big egg hunt, this is it. I’m telling you, it will keep those kiddos entertained and engaged, which is the goal, right?
Set up is quick and easy, just follow these simple steps.
Peep Pops Easter DIY Centerpiece Supplies and Instructions
1. Start by getting all your supplies. There aren’t a ton and you probably have many of them at home already. Here’s what I used:
Peeps – Get a variety of colors to keep things interesting for the kids. I got both the traditional Peeps (a baby chick) and bunnies. If I were to do this again, though, I would skip the chick and only do bunnies. The chicks were a little too top heavy.
Lollipop Sticks – You can get these in just about any color for only $7 on Amazon.
Sprinkles – There are SO many cool sprinkles out there, so don’t skimp on these. They’re what make this little DIY extra fun!
Colored Chocolate Melts – I recommend getting a few different colors here. I did a white, pink and purple variety pack, which is what I linked for you.
Parchment Paper – Parchment paper is KEY. The little bunnies will stick to anything else, so don’t forget this one!
Favor Buckets – You’ll need these to turn the Peep pops into a centerpiece. I went for a pretty, very Easter-y pastel color palette.
Easter Grass – This will dress up your bucket to make it look like the bunnies are popping out of grass.
Flower Foam – Necessary to hold the Peep pops in place in the bucket.
Hot Glue Gun – The glue will help the Easter grass stay in the buckets and keep things a bit neater.
2. Now you’ll want to start setting up your craft table for the kids. Get a few small bowls for the sprinkles, a big platter for the Peeps, put your lollipop sticks in a little bucket and just make it look as colorful and playful for the kids as possible. The more enticed by everything they are, the longer they’ll play and create!
3. Separate your chocolates by color into bowls and melt them down (don’t actually melt them until your guests arrive because the chocolate will start to harden). Simply follow the instructions on the package and you’ll be good to go. Very easy to do and can be done in the microwave.
4. Lay out the parchment paper for the Peeps to dry on after dipping and sprinkling.
5. To get started, you’ll push a lollipop stick into the Peep, dip it in the chocolate and then dip it in the sprinkles. Viola! Lay them on the parchment to dry (they dry very quickly) as you go and before you know it, you’ll have several little pops to start assembling your centerpieces.
6. To create the centerpiece, cut some of your flower foam down, put it inside the favor buckets filling them up about ¾ of the way, then, using a hot glue gun, spread some hot glue (if the kids aren’t old enough to do this alone, you may have to assist here) on top of the foam and drop your Easter grass on top.
7. Last, but certainly not least, stick your dried Peep pops into the buckets!
And you’re done! So easy, right? And even more adorable in my opinion. You’ll see these little centerpieces featured in my full Easter tablescape reveal next week, but until then, I highly recommend making some of your own!
Photo Credit: Hallie Duesenberg