How could we not love it??? It had painting, gluing, messy grass and Peeps! Really Peeps! Those squishy, sugary, marshmallowly Peeps that come around every Easter.
Here is what you need to make 3 flowers (everything but the Peeps was purchased at Jo-ann's):
- 4 packages of 5-count yellow chick Peep marshmallow (4 will give you extra incase you have a gap AND give the kids some to snack on while being crafty)
- Decorative grass
- Three 6" embroidery hoops (I couldn't find 3 of the same kind so I used two wooden and painted them yellow and one yellow plastic, both worked equally well)
- Green flower foam
- Mini hot-glue gun and glue sticks (I would discourage using the larger hot-glue guns b/c they will just melt the Peeps instead of gluing them)
- Wooden dowels
- Mini flower pots. (I used terra cotta pots so that we could paint them the colors we wanted. You could easily use Easter-colored metal ones that are fairly easy to find this time of year)
First we painted our dowels green and our wooden hoops yellow.
We each picked out colors for the pots and I painted them with three coats of paint. Once dry, you need to glue the dowels to the hoops. This was the tricky part. For the wooden ones I removed the screws and hot glued the dowel in between the metal clasps.
*Make sure to center the Peeps on the hoops so they don't flop around. My first hoop looked like this:
Finish gluing the Peeps to the remaining hoops.
Once all the glue is dry it is time to put the flowers together. First gently poke the sticking into the green flower foam. We wanted our flowers to be different heights so we varied how far we poked them down.
Next I removed the sticks so that I could put hot-glue down each hole. We also tucked grass around the sides of the green flower foam.
Display your beautiful garden for all to see!