16 Peep Creations That Put Your Easter Basket to Shame

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It's almost Easter, a day of ham, nice outfits, obligatory church trips, and borderline abuse of baby rabbits. But most importantly, it's the time of year when there are Peeps on the shelves of your local drugstore.

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Sure, you could eat the little marshmallow chicks. But wouldn't you rather use them to make beautiful pastel dioramas, sculptures, and really crazy Peep art? These brilliant boffins have. And the results are spectacular.


This Peep dress—spotted in NYC's West Village—might not be mom-appropriate, but who cares? It's awesome, and you can eat it instead of laundering it.

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The Carroll County Arts Center has a crazy annual Peeps creations competition. Big Bird, appropriately enough, is one of this year's entries.

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Peeps are are great. Dinosaurs are great. A Peeposaurs Rex? Even better.

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I am the Lorax. I Peep for the trees.

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Change you can believe in (and also eat).

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Did you know Keith Haring also worked in Peeps?

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This young Galileo made a delicious model of the solar system out of Peeps.

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A little strange to shout-out Christmas on Easter, but this 20-foot Peepenbaum spotted in National Harbor, Maryland is pretty special.

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A Peep kimono is what you might wear to Easter services in Japan.

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And while we're on that train, what about some Peeps sushi to go with the outfit?

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Peep Jesus! It's the son of God, resurrected as a giant Peep mosaic.

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This Peep car was made for an art car contest in Houston, Texas, which seems like a hostile environment for Peeps what with the sun and the heat.

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You may not remember the movie Despicable Me making your mouth water before.

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Warhol's Marilyn in Peep form.

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Peeps mourning a dead Twinkie won this year's Washington Post Peeps diorama contest.

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And here we have the Peep-al conclave.

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DISCUSSION

So much awesomeness here, I don't know where to start. Peep solar system is pure genius.